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Monday, January 30, 2012

Knights of Columbus Honors Three Members of the Fire/EMS Department

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

The Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #2577 recently honored three members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department. The Annual Public Safety Officer Recognition ceremony was held at the Knight of Columbus in Bowie on Saturday, January 28, 2012. The Fire/EMS Department was honored to have three members awarded by the Knights of Columbus with Firefighter of the Year and Paramedic of the Year distinctions.

Fire Fighter Michael Conway and Bowie Volunteer Fire Fighter Travis Murdoch were recognized as the Knights of Columbus Fire Fighters of the Year. The pair was recognized for their efforts where they rescued four occupants trapped on the second floor of their burning home in Bowie.

Fire Fighter/Medic Edward Scott was bestowed the Knights of Columbus Paramedic of the Year distinction for his role in helping to save the life of a 5-year-old Clinton girl that had stopped breathing.

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc Bashoor and Bowie Volunteer Chief Lee Havens were on hand to help honor the awardees.

Fire Chief Bashoor, Fire Fighter/Medic Scott, Fire Fighter Conway, Bowie Volunteer Chief Lee Havens (white shirt) and Bowie Volunteer Fire Fighter Murdoch at the Knights of Columbus Award Ceremony. 
(photo credit;  Diane Cunningham, PGFD PIO)