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Friday, March 30, 2012

Lowe's of Clinton Answers the Call for Help

Two weeks ago Captain Dana Brooks, Fire/EMS Training Academy (FETA), approached several of the Home Improvement stores to see if they would sponsor a prop for fire ground survival training. The Lowe’s in Clinton was more than willing to provide the material for the IAFF Fire Ground Survival Reduced Profile Prop. The Fire Ground Survival training is part of career recruit school. The props at FETA have become weathered and worn and some are in need of replacement.

Ms. “E” as she prefers to be called said she was so glad she could assist the department. She said when she saw the news report about our recent injuries she was wondering if there was something she could do. When Captain Brooks approached her she was delighted that she could help.

The material picked up today was 20 2”x4”x8’, 4 sheet of plywood and 3 boxes of nails and screws for the assembly of the prop. I presented her with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Academy and the Department.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Fusco and Fire Fighter Mandragos with Mrs. "E" and 2 other employees from Lowes.  Mrs. "E" proudly displays her Certificate. (Picture by Fire Fighter Hunter.

Kenneth F. Fusco
Battalion Chief, Assistant Director
Fire/EMS Training Academy
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Dept.
9190 Commo Rd.
Cheltenham, MD 20623

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