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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fwd: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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From: Notify Me Prince George's <emergency_25@notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov<mailto:emergency_25@notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov>>
Date: May 15, 2012 9:24:26 PM EDT
To: Subscriber <roamalert@notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov<mailto:roamalert@notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov>>
Subject: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Prince George's County. Please monitor local TV and radio for additional information.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
924 PM EDT TUE MAY 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...
SOUTHERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
SOUTHWESTERN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 1015 PM EDT

* AT 923 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ST. CHARLES...OR NEAR
WALDORF...AND MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WALDORF...
CLINTON...
MARLTON...
CAMP SPRINGS...
ANDREWS AFB...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...MOVE INDOORS TO A
STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO
SO...REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING. MOVE INDOORS TO A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3875 7668 3874 7668 3873 7670 3873 7669
3870 7670 3850 7680 3854 7700 3882 7692
3878 7666 3876 7667
TIME...MOT...LOC 0124Z 195DEG 21KT 3860 7687

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Fire Marshal, City of Muntinlupa, Republic of the Philippines, Visits PGFD

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is honored to host the Fire Marshal and Chief of Business Permits and Licensing (BLPO) from the City of Muntinlupa, Republic of the Philippines, today.  Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor greeted Fire Marshal Roderick P. Aguto, Sr. and Chief of BLPO Byron G. San Pedro this morning.  After exchanging greetings, trinkets and touring the Fire/EMS Department headquarters in Largo the group left for a tour of several of the stations.

Muntinlupa Fire Marshal Roderick P. Aguto, Sr. was invited by retired member and current Community Advisory Council Board Member Robby Chavez.

(L to R) R. Chavez,  Fire Marshal Aguto,  Chief BLPO Pedro and Fire Chief Bashoor in the Office of the Fire Chief.


Nearly 3000 Applications Received for 50 Firefighter Positions

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

The Prince George’s County Maryland Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department apparently continues to be a popular place to start a career. Perhaps the popularity is a result of the economy and the difficulty in finding work or it could be the compensation and benefits and/or the prestige and honor that come with the position of being a Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medic. The starting salary is $40,848 with a 20-year-retirement and opportunity for shift work.

On April 6, 2012, the Fire/EMS Department opened up the application process that remained open until April 20. All applications had to be completed and submitted on-line.

The Fiscal Year 2013 Fire/EMS Department budget currently includes 50 new firefighter positions. We received nearly 3,000 applications. After the initial vetting process, over 2,300 applicants met the minimum qualifications and invited to participate in the written examination.

In comparison, in 2011, nearly 2,100 applications were received and 1,675 were eligible to take the written test.

The written portion of the process will be held this Wednesday, May 16, and conducted at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. There will be two sessions, one each in the morning and afternoon. Any media wishing to attend the afternoon session is limited to the time when candidates are lining up and registering to take the examination. Each registration process runs for 45 minutes.  Media is invited to attend the 1:00 pm registration where as interior video, photographs and interviews are permitted.  Candidates will typically line up outside of the building as early as noon for admittance into the written examination.  Please note that this written examination is part of an on-going hiring process and this is not an announcement for walk-up applications.

Candidates that successfully pass the written examination will move on to background investigations, interviews and a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at some point in the near future.

Hiring for the 50 open positions from the eligibility list created by this process will occur in early 2013.