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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9-11-01 "Never Forget" County Residents and Firefighters


9-11-01 "Never Forget" County Residents and Firefighters
Radio Broadcasts will Benchmark Times from 9-11-01

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

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department has adopted a philosophy of “Never Forget” when it comes to honoring the firefighters that paid the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001 in New York City as well as the residents of Prince George’s County that died in the attack on the Pentagon.  We honor the nearly 3,000 people that died that day.  We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers, “Never Forget.”

Prince George’s County built a Memorial Park to honor our residents that perished on 9-11-01.  The 9/11 Memorial Park, dedicated on September 11, 2006 is located at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.  The memorial has a brick sidewalk lined with white Crepe Myrtle trees for each of the residents who died in the attacks. There is also a granite memorial with the inscription, ‘‘Prince George’s County honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will always remember them.”

Prince George’s residents who died in the Sept. 11 attacks
·      Samantha Lightbourn-Allen, 36, of Forestville

·      Carrie Blagburn, 48, of Temple Hills

·      Angelene C. Carter, 51, of Forestville

·      Julian Cooper, 39, of Springdale

·      Ada Davis, 57, of Camp Springs

·      *James Debeuneure, 58, of Upper Marlboro

·      *Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, University Park
·      *Leslie Whittington, 45, University Park
·      *Dana Falkenberg, 3, University Park
·      *Zoe Falkenberg, 9, University Park

·      Sandra Foster, 41, of Clinton

·      Carolyn Halmon, 49, of Fort Washington

·      Sheila Hein, 51, of University Park

·      Jimmie Ira Holley, 54, of Lanham

·      Brenda Kegler, 49, of Capitol Heights

·      Gerard P. Moran Jr., 39, of Upper Marlboro

·      Odessa V. Morris, 54, of Upper Marlboro

·      James John Pycior Jr., 39, of Landover

·      Cecelia E. Richard, 41, of Fort Washington

·      Robert E. Russell, 52, of Oxon Hill

·      Antionette Sherman, 35, of Forest Heights

·      Edna Stephens, 53, of Capitol Heights

·      *Hilda E. Taylor, 62, of Forestville

·      Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, of New Carrollton

* Denotes resident who died on American Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. All other residents were at the Pentagon.  Source: Gazette Newspaper, September 7, 2011 edition.

Radio Broadcasts and Moments of Silence

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor will lead the Department in a series of “moments of silence” announcements throughout the course of the morning Wednesday, September 11, 2013.  Announcements will be broadcast over the Departments primary radio channel timed with the events as they occurred on September 11, 2001.  Fire Chief Bashoor will broadcast the first announcement with dispatchers from Public Safety Communication announcing the remaining benchmarks (emergency incident dispatch will take precedence).



The announcements can be heard locally on frequency 155.685 or PGFD Talk Group 1 and on the internet by clicking here.


The announcements will be broadcast as follows:

 08:46 a.m. announcement over Talk Group 1
[TONE] At this time on September 11th, 2001……, American Airlines Flight 11 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. All of the 92 souls on board the aircraft and untold hundreds in the building lost their lives. This event, as just the beginning, launches the largest response of emergency personnel in this nations’ history.

“Please observe a moment of silence to remember the attacks on New York City."

This is the proposed announcement for 09:03 a.m.
[TONE] At this time on September 11th, 2001……, United Airlines Flight 175 was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. All 65 souls on board lost their lives, as did hundreds within the building.

Please observe a moment of silence to remember the second attack on the New York City."

09:37 a.m. announcement over Talk Group 1
At this time on September 11th, 2001……, American Airlines Flight 77 was flown into the Pentagon. All 64 souls on board and 125 inside the Pentagon lost their lives, this being the third event, behind Flight 11 at 0846 and United Airlines Flight 175 at 0903, make it clear the United States was under attack.

Units from Prince Georges County Fire/EMS were called to assist with the massive rescue and firefighting effort at the Pentagon.

Please observe a moment of silence to remember the attacks on the Pentagon”

09:58 a.m. announcement over Talk Group 1
At this time on September 11th, 2001…… the South Tower in New York City collapsed. This likely marked the first line of duty death of first responders on that fateful day. Most of us cried or held our breath at the feeling of helplessness.

Please observe a moment of silence to remember those innocent victims and first responders who lost their lives during the collapse of the tower."

10:03 a.m. announcement over Talk Group 1
At this time on September 11th, 2001……  United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The courageous Flight 93 passengers became aware of the other attacks and it was clear that they needed to take control of the plane. While a struggle ensued, the planes fateful trip ended in a farm field.

Please observe a moment of silence to remember those innocent victims and first responders who lost their lives aboard Flight 93."

10:28 a.m. announcement over Talk Group 1
“At this time on September 11th, 2001……, the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City collapsed. This marks the moment where most of the line of duty deaths occurred. 343 firefighters and 72 Police Officers lost their lives; nearly 600 more have since perished as a result of the unparalleled attacks on our first responders.

We stand beside all of our first responders, the families and the victims. We offer solidarity and the solemn respect of the sacrifice that so many made in the performance of their duties on that fateful day and everyday thereafter.

Please observe one last moment of silence for all those that lost their lives and those that continue to sacrifice so much, so that we may remain to live free every day."

Never Forget.

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