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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Firefighter/Medics Help Pick-Up Community - TNI


The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, in cooperation with other County agencies, participated in an effort to help remove tree trimmings and bulk trash from a Bladensburg community this morning.  The Roger Heights neighborhood suffered a large amount of tree damage from strong storms that rolled through the Bladensburg and Riverdale Park areas in July.  This effort is part of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI).  The TNI focuses on six specific communities, the overarching goal of the TNI is to achieve and maintain a thriving economy, great schools, safe neighborhoods and high quality healthcare by utilizing cross-governmental resources in target neighborhoods that have significant and unique needs. The TNI focuses on six specific communities, the overarching goal of the TNI is to achieve and maintain a thriving economy, great schools, safe neighborhoods and high quality healthcare by utilizing cross-governmental resources in target neighborhoods that have significant and unique needs. 

Firefighter/Medics from the Riverdale Heights Fire/EMS Station 813 and Battalion Chief Doubleday joined County Council Chair Andrea Harrison, other members of the Roger Heights TNI committee, the Police Department, Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Department of Environmental Resources to accomplish this effort.

The group canvassed streets collecting piles of tree trimmings and bulk trash.  Firefighters also checked with residents about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and made arrangements to return to install these life saving devices.

Mark E. Brady
PGFD PIO






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