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Monday, September 17, 2012

PGFD PROFILE - Bridgette P. Wilson

You just never know where you will see or hear Bridgette P. Wilson, a 25-year employee of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. Bridgette is an Administrative Assistant assigned to the Office of Information Management; where she has worked for the past 15 years. The office of Information Management is located at the Fire/EMS Department Headquarters in Largo. She handles a myriad of technical issues which includes email issues, employee self-service, computers, printers, cellular telephones, and Department incident reports, just to name a few.

Bridgette enjoys photography and singing in her spare time. She is often heard singing the National Anthem at Department events; recruit graduations, promotional ceremonies, ribbon-cuttings, opening ceremonies at the IAFF Local 1619 Softball Tournament, as well as the Bowie Baysox Stadium.

Bridgette was hired and assigned her first 10 years on the Department to Human Resources and Recruitment office and to the Bureau of Fire/Rescue Operations (BFRO). Her office was located at the Stone Building in Upper Marlboro, which was relocated to Brightseat Road in Landover. One of Bridgette’s first assignments included working at BFRO, when the Fire Service Building was located on Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood.

Bridgette Wilson resides in Brookside Park in Oxon Hill. She is a very proud mom of her only child, Phillip; 22 years of age, who recently graduated with Honors from South Carolina State University with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry.

When asked what her favorite thing to do when not working for the Fire/EMS Department, Bridgette said, “I sing in a gospel band 'Posse 4 Christ' with my two brothers and a few friends. We celebrated 10 years in ministry in April 2012. We perform at Community Days, and various venues throughout Maryland, DC and Virginia. We released our current album on July 20, 2012, entitled 'Grateful'. It’s filled with various genres of music in the 11 songs on the release. I have been singing in the church choir since I was a child. As I grew up and started singing solo, I was invited to sing only at funerals. Some would think that’s awful, but when one realizes that you can bless people with your voice in their lowest times it’s great! Weddings are great too though!” said Wilson.

Being a part of the gospel band is very demanding and Bridgette sacrifices her time, talent and energy just about every weekend, “Serving the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area in song,” said Bridgette.

Bridgette’s future plans include continuing to work for the Fire/EMS Department and ministering when she has the opportunity.

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