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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fire/EMS Department Valor Awards Luncheon

The following Career, Civilian and Volunteer members of the 
Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department will be honored at this event.

Fire Fighter/Medic Edward G. Adalco

Fire Fighter/Medic Bobby J. Blevins

Fire Fighter Frederick Brewer IV

Fire Fighter/Medic Donald C. Bronson

Fire Fighter/ Medic Jacob T. Brown

Fire Fighter Lieutenant Richard J. Brushwood

Paramedic Stephan Chagnon

Fire Fighter/Medic Leonard F. Collins

Fire Fighter/Medic Kelli D. Cooke

Volunteer Fire Fighter Trey Dalton, Station 833

Fire Fighter/Medic Battalion Chief Alan C. Doubleday

Fire Fighter/Medic Captain John M. Elie

Volunteer Deputy Chief Chase Fabrizo, Station 814

Fire Fighter/Medic Michael K. Fleming

Fire Fighter/Medic Joseph C. Ford

Volunteer Captain Richard Green,  Station 833

Fire Chief's Aide William Hawkins

Fire Lieutenant Thomas D.  Jenkins 

Volunteer Firefighter Timothy Jones, Station 833

Fire Fighter Glenn Travis Lambert

William “Billy” Mills (retired)

Fire Fighter/Lieutenant Michael D. Morehead

Fire Fighter/Medic Alexander H. Myers

Volunteer Sargent Joseph Neville,  Station 833

Fire Fighter/Medic Miles T. Phillips

Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Jamieson Scarlata

Fire Fighter Jonathan M. Sims 

Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Christopher D. Smart

Volunteer Ethan Sorrell, Station 809

Volunteer Captain Ryan Wagner, Station 814

Christian Whiting, Volunteer Firefighter, Station 838

National Harbor Ambulance Gator Ready for Service

Officials of the National Harbor/Peterson Companies and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center ceremoniously handed over the keys to Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor to a recently purchased EMS unit that will be stationed at National Harbor.  "Cart 858" is a 2013 Polaris Ranger with a fully enclosed compartment designed to carry a patient on a full sized stretcher or stokes basket.

Additional features include a 6X6 chassis, travel at speeds up to 40 mph, on-demand all-wheel drive, independent suspension and has a low center of gravity in order to negotiate challenging terrain.

The unit will be available for service and stationed at the public safety garage on the grounds of the National Harbor.  Staffing will be scheduled during events that would typically attract large crowds, most weekends and on an as-needed basis.

The MedStat off-road ambulance, manufactured by ASAP All Terrain, was purchased in a Public-Private Partnership between the Peterson Company, the Gaylord National and the Fire/EMS Department.  The unit will be used to access patients from areas that cannot be readily accessed by a normal "road" ambulance.  The unit cost $40,000.

Keys to the new Ambulance Gator are turned over to Fire Chief Bashoor.  (L to R) Terry Bauer, Asst. Director of Safety Services/Gaylord National; My Harrison, Exec. Director Security and Safety Services/Gaylord National, Fire Chief Bashoor and Christopher J. Borgal, Senior Property Manager - National Harbor/Peterson Companies.

Fire Chief Leads Many to Glenarden Baptist Church

Glenarden Baptist Church Pastor Jenkins
and Fire Chief  Bashoor
The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department was honored to have received an invitation to attend the First Baptist Church of Glenarden on Sunday, March 24.

County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor led numerous members of the Department to the church as he addressed multiple services about the importance of smoke alarms, escape planning and carbon monoxide.  An information table with fire safety tip sheets was staffed by Firefighter/Medics and civilian employees who answered many questions asked by members of the church.

Fire Chief Bashoor extended his gratitude to Pastor Jenkins for allowing the Fire/EMS Department the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the Glenarden Baptist Church about the importance of fire safety and injury prevention.

Fire Chief Bashoor reminded all that, "Safety First Ensures Everyone Goes Home."

All photos courtesy of Paul Wall Hawkins