MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Team PGFD was victorious Saturday in the Second Annual Public Safety BBQ Cook-Off over the County Police Department. Top Chef Timothy Dean was part of a panel of 5 judges that awarded Team PGFD and their BBQ Ribs with the victory by a vote of 4 to 1. Team PGFD also won the public's popular vote by a fairly wide margin.
The County Police had held bragging rights for the past year after winning the 2012 event, however, 2013 belongs to the Fire/EMS Department.
Team PGFD head chef was Kirk Ingram, a volunteer chief officer from the District Heights Fire/EMS Station, and career firefighters; Robert Aycock, Rodney Cole and Doug Sudik. Members of Career Recruit School 48 and High School Fire Science Cadets assisted at the well attended public event. Dozens of civilian, career and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department was on hand to support our BBQ team.
The Public Safety BBQ Championship was held in conjunction with a Community Expo at Boulevard at Capital Centre on Saturday, October 5, 2013. There was a profit, after expenses, of $240 for each team. The Fire/EMS Department will purchase 10-year smoke alarms with their proceeds.
The Fire/EMS Department and Team PGFD would like to thank Noah Supermarket in Clinton, MD, for their generous donation of 2 cases of ribs that were used during this event.
Additional images by Paul "Wall" Hawkins can be seen here.
These images by Mark E. Brady
|Top Chef Timothy Dean (black shirt w/glasses) and a panel of judges try Team PGFD BBQ ribs.|
|The Fire/EMS Department literally extinguishes the County Police hopes of winning 2 years in a row.|
|Handcuffs did not stop the extinguishment.|
|TEAM PGFD (l to r) Head Chef Kirk Ingram, Bob Aycock, Doug Sudik and Rodney Cole as they await the results of the judges.|
|All smiles when PGFD is announced the champs with the best BBQ ribs in the County.|
|Team PGFD and judges proudly display the 2013 trophy.|