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Saturday, April 26, 2014

PGFD in the Community

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

One of the most important functions a Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department can do is to perform Community Outreach.  Career Days, school visits, tools of the trade demonstrations, town hall meetings, coffee clubs, etc place firefighters and medics right in the middle of the public eye.  Children often times "look-up" to our personnel and it remains our duty to engage and educate them.  Below are just 3 examples of our personnel performing Community Outreach and Public Education.  It occurs just about everyday in some form and is one of the most important roles we can do.

As part of the "Take your Kids to Work Day" the employees working in the Office of Information and Technology participated and scheduled many events for their children.  Because the PGFD and OIT work in the same building on Basil Court in Largo we were happy to provide a Bomb Squad demonstration.  Sandra Longs, Director of the OIT Office stated, "Thank you so much. The kids were amazed at both the robot and Tango. They loved it!"

Third Battalion Career Day

Battalion Chief Doubleday, Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829, Forestville Fire/EMS Station 823, Fire Prevention Office, and the EMS Supervisor participated in the Overlook Elementary School Career Day activities.  Firefighters educated approximately 200 school children on fire safety and promoted the Fire/EMS service as a possible career option for our youth. 

First Battalion Career Day

Columbia Park ES

Christmas in April

Dozens of Prince George's County personnel, carrer, civilian and volunteer, are working on 9 homes today as part of the "Christmas in April" program.
Northview 816 Crew on Traymore Lane in Bowie
Capt Adkins and helpers work on house in Allentown

3000 block of Traymore Ln Bowie
FF Hamburger and others working on replacing deck early this morning 

Maryland Day

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