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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Transforming Neighborhoods Intiative - One Home at a Time in Kentland-Palmer Park

Residents in the Kentland-Palmer Park communities were visited by firefighters knocking on their door Wednesday morning, September 19. It was not for an emergency, it was to help prevent an emergency!!!  The Kentland-Palmer Park Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) Team conducted door-to-door fire safety inspections within the community. This effort was supported by recruit firefighters that are currently attending the Fire/EMS Department’s Training Academy, volunteer firefighters from the Kentland Fire/EMS Station #833, Departmental of Environmental Resources and County Executives Office.  Dozens of homes were inspected with smoke alarms either refreshed by a new battery or a new one installed.  Some homes were also provided with a carbon monoxide alarm and every home received fire safety and additional handout materials aimed at improving their communities.

This effort was conducted within the Kentland-Palmer Park community and is part of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.  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.

Fire/EMS personnel and TNI/Agency representatives met at the intersection of Columbia Place and Flagstaff Street at 10:00 am, divided into teams and went door-to-door, one home at a tim.

All homes in Prince George's County can have this same service provided. Please call our Safety First program at 301-864-SAFE (7233) and a firefighter will visit your home and install these life saving devices for you. free of charge.

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