MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Katherine P. "Katie" Johnson has never turned down an athletic challenge. Some of her past competitions include a Flugtag team member, Iron Team Challenges, Sand Work, and she participates in distance runs and any other sport fitness event she can find. Katie also assists with the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), a challenging process undertaken by candidates vying for a career with the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. This past April, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Katie Johnson, currently assigned to the Applicant Investigative Group in Capitol Heights, was awarded a Fire/EMS Department Gold Medal for Excellence in EMS Care and named the 2013 Paramedic of the Year.
Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Johnson is one of only a hundred firefighters selected as a contender in a nationwide challenge, “The Firefighter Throwdown.” She will represent the Fire/EMS Department in the competition, which was created to give physically fit, enthusiastic, and competitive firefighters the opportunity to compete on a national level in the Sport of Fitness. The goal is to provide firefighter athletes an avenue to showcase their skills and fitness levels—no matter the athlete’s age, sex or geographic location.
|Fire Fighter/Medic Technician|
Katherine P. Johnson
The new age of firefighting is upon us, where health, nutrition, wellness, and athleticism are integral parts of our lives. This commitment, in turn, helps to save lives by providing the profession with the leanest, meanest, performance-based firefighters the profession has ever seen.
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For additional information on The Firefighter Throwdown,” you may visit their website by clicking here.
|Katie and Flugtag TEAM PGFD|