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Monday, February 27, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY - Smoke Alarm Press Conference

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department will hold a press conference to announce results of recent community canvassing with fire safety information and smoke alarms.  The Fire/EMS Department has been very aggressive, more than usual, in our efforts to ensure every home has a working smoke alarm.  Because of this aggressiveness we have depleted our supply of new smoke alarms.  Officials from PEPCO will be on hand to deliver a extremely generous donation of smoke alarms to Prince George's County.  They are making a huge donation of alarms.  Another group supplied the Fire/EMS Department with a quantity of smoke alarms that helped us bridge the gap between PEPCO Donations.  The local franchise of 1-800-Board-Up will be on hand as well.

We will also remind everyone that the first of every month is the day we have designated for you to test your smoke alarm and ensure it is working.  Safety First Day of the Month!!!

WHAT: Smoke Alarm Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2011, 11:00 am

WHERE: Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster Street, Landover Hills, MD

WHO: Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, Officials from PEPCO and 1-800-BOARD-UP.  Families that have been saved from a working smoke alarm have been invited to this event to provide their personal story.

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