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Monday, October 7, 2013

Open House and Fire Prevention Locations and Dates





Saturday, October 12, 2013


Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Baden Volunteer Fire Department
16608 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD
301-883-7736

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

*** Turkey Fryer Demo - How to use a Turkey Fryer correctly to avoid injury and fire.

Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Bowie Volunteer Fire Department
15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD
301-883-7739

11:00 am until 4:00 pm

11:00 - OPENING CEREMONIES                                                              
11:30 - FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS DEMONSTRATION        
12:00 - FIRST HOUSE FIRE DEMONSTRATION                                 
12:15 - RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER DEMONSTRATION                      
12:30 - FIRE EXTINGUISHER DEMONSTRATION                              
1:00 -  HELICOPTER STATIC DEMONSTRATION                               
1:15 -  SECOND HOUSE FIRE DEMONSTRATION                              
1:30 - “WHAT FILLS A FIREFIGHTER’S BOOTS?”DEMONSTRATION


1:45 - “WHEN THE AMBULANCE COMES” DEMONSTRATION

2:00 - AUTO ACCIDENT EXTRICATION DEMONSTRATION

2:15 - AUTO FIRE DEMONSTRATION
2:30 - THIRD HOUSE FIRE DEMONSTRATION                 
3:00 - FIRE EXTINGUISHER DEMONSTRATION
3:20 - FOURTH HOUSE FIRE DEMONSTRATION
3:40 - RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER DEMONSTRATION

Annual Open House and Fire Safety Day
Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
6200 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD
301-883-7701
11:00 am until 3:00 pm

11:00 am - Groundbreaking for New Fire/EMS Station
12:00 pm - Fire Apparatus Displays
Kids Fire Safety Course
Fire Station Tours
Vehicle Extrication and Fire Extinguisher Demos
Music, Moonbounce, Face Painting, Concessions, Raffles and More!

Fire Prevention and Life Safety Day
Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Company
6061 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD
301-883-7705
www.chvfd.org

12:00 pm until 4:00 pm



Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department
14201 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD
240-682-3192

11:00 am until 2:00 pm

Fire station and apparatus tours
Auto extrication demo
Coloring contest K-3rd grade (Brandywine Elementary School). Coloring contest to be held a week prior, small gifts to be given away for contest winners.
Membership Recruitment and much more.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Branchville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
4905 Branchville Road (corner of Rhode Island Avenue and University Blvd)
College Park, MD
301-883-7711

11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Fire/EMS Station Tours
Live demonstrations
Free fire prevention education items
Refreshments


Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department
7833 Riggs Road
Chillum, MD
301-883-7734

11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Events for the kids, fire prevention give a ways, music, videos, a lot of FUN

Open House and Fire Prevention Day
Laurel Volunteer Fire Department
Cherry Lane, Laurel MD
301-883-7710

12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Fire/EMS Station Tours
Live demonstrations
Free fire prevention education items

MEDIA ADVISORY - FIRE OPS 101 has Elected Officials and Media Signed Up!!!


MEDIA CONTACT: IAFF Local 1619, 301-805-5300, IAFF1619@aol.com


The Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association, in conjunction with the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department and the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, is hosting a one-day fire ground operations orientation for civilians including elected public officials, community leaders and representatives of the media. 

This program will include suiting up in fire fighter protective clothing, donning self contained breathing apparatus and actually going inside a real fire to experience first hand the environment in which fire fighters work. Obviously, this will be a controlled situation, but will nevertheless provide an opportunity to see and feel what fire fighters deal with on a daily basis. It promises to be a very exciting and informative day.

We ask all interested parties to ensure that they are available to participate in the entire six-hour program. Although this may be a significant time commitment, we assure you that the experience will be memorable and rewarding.

Members of the media are invited to cover Fire Ops 101 and are not required to remain for the entire event.

For additional information about our Third Annual Fire Ops 101 event or to register to attend the event, please contact our office at (301) 805-5300 or IAFF1619@aol.com.

Several members of the media have signed up to participate as well as numerous County and State elected officials.

The following is a list posted on the IAFF Local 1619 Facebook site of elected officials that have indicated their participation in Fire Ops 101 and are scheduled to attend.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Under Mr. Baker's watch, the Fire/EMS Department has increased its staffing complement, purchased a new apparatus fleet, and secured funding for new personal protective equipment. This will be the County Executive's third Fire Ops 101 appearance.

Delegate James E. Malone will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Not only is Delegate Malone a long standing supporter of the Fire Service, he is also a retired Baltimore County Fire Captain.

Bowie City Council members Todd Turner and Isaac Trouth will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Todd and Isaac are two of our partners in municipal government. The City of Bowie supports many great public safety programs.

Maryland Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Gansler will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. As Attorney General and prior to that Montgomery County State's Attorney, Doug has been a great supporter of Public Safety initiatives.

Maryland State Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Geraldine represents the 23rd Legislative District in the House of Delegates. This will be Delegate Valentino-Smith's second time participating in Fire Ops a huge advocate of supporting Public Safety.

Maryland State Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Joseline represents the the 21st Legislative District in the House of Delegates. As a member of the Health and Government Operations Committee, Delegate Peña-Melnyk works to improve health care and long-term care issues.

Maryland State Delegate Dereck E. Davis will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Dereck represents the 25th Legislative District and is the Chairman of the House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee. Dereck has been a great supporter of public safety and a champion for working families in our County and State.

Maryland State Delegate Tom Hucker will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Tom represents the citizens of the 20th Legislative District in the House of Delegates. Delegate Hucker has been a great supporter of providing cancer protections to fire fighters and first responders.

Aisha Braveboy State Delegate will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Aisha currently represents the 25th Legislative District in the House of Delegates and is also a candidate for the Attorney General of the State of Maryland. Delegate Braveboy has been a great supporter of many public safety initiatives at the County and State level.

Prince George's County Council member Andrea Harrison will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Council member Harrison is the Chair of the Prince George's County Council. Under her watch, the Council has approved enhancements to the Fire and EMS Department Budget for staffing, apparatus, and training.

Prince George's County Council member Will Campos will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops event. Councilman Campos represents the 2nd Councilmanic District and serves on the County Council's Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee.

Maryland State Senator Victor Ramirez will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops event. Senator Ramirez represents the 47th Legislative District and serves on the Senate Finance Committee where he is a great supporter of protecting Maryland's working families.

Prince George's County Council Candidate Vince Canales will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops event. Vince is running for the Council District 4 seat which represents the communities of Bowie, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Westchester Park, parts of Lanham-Seabrook and Upper Marlboro.

Prince George's County Council Candidate Dannielle Glaros will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops event. Dannielle is running for the Council District 3 seat which represents the communities of Beacon Heights, Berwyn Heights, College Heights Estates, College Park, East Pines, Glenn Dale, Glenridge, Landover Hills, Lanham, New Carrollton, Riverdale Heights and Hills, Riverdale Park, Seabrook, Templeton Knolls, University Park, West Lanham Hills, and Woodlawn.

Maryland State Delegate Ben Barnes will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Delegate Barnes serves on the House Economic Matters Committee and is a staunch advocate of protecting Workers' Compensation benefits for Fire Fighters and emergency responders.

Prince George's County Council member Mel Franklin will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Councilman Franklin represents the 9th District in Southern Prince George's County.

Prince George's County Council member Karen Renee' Toles is attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Council member Toles is the Chair of the County Council's Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. State's Attorney Alsobrooks works diligently with our Fire Marshal to prosecute offenders who commit arson and other fire/explosives related crimes.

Maryland State Senator Roger Manno will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Senator Manno represents the 19th Legislative District and is one of the strongest supporters of organized labor in the Maryland State Senate.

Maryland State Delegate Jolene Ivey will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Delegate Ivey represents the 47th Legislative District and is the Chair of the Prince George's County House Delegation.

Maryland State Delegate Michael Summers will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Delegate Summers represents the 47th Legislative District.

Rushern Baker IV will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Rushern is a candidate for Maryland State Delegate in the 22nd Legislative District.

Maryland State Senator Douglas J. J. Peters will be attending the 2013 Fire Ops 101 event. Doug is the Senator from the 23rd Legislative District and has been a great supporter of the Fire Service.

TEAM PGFD and their BBQ Ribs are Voted Best in County Public Safety Championship

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.