Tweet A Nickname for New PGFD Pink Paramedic Unit

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930     TWITTER - @PGFDPIO

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department placed in service a new paramedic transport unit that has been painted PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness.  The unit was placed in service during a ceremony held on Sunday, July 6, 2014.  This unit will respond from the College Park Fire/EMS Station 812 near the University of Maryland.

One of the medics working today on the unit is Fire Fighter/Medic Ed Aldaco.  His sister, Teresa Aldaco Revilla, is a breast cancer survivor and asked if she could ride on the units first day.  Revilla provided comments to the media and gathered crowd of firefighters and medics at the College Park Station.

This medic transport unit is 1 of 9 that the Fire/EMS Department is receiving this year.  This is the only pink transport unit.  Each unit costs approximately $250,000.

The PGFD PINK Pumper has been affectionately nicknamed “PINKY” and we are in search of a nickname for our new pink paramedic unit.  We will accept recommendations via social media with Twitter and Facebook as well as Email at

Tweet your response with #PGFDPINK included with your recommendation.  On Facebook, visit our Official Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Page at 

Be creative.
  • Think of a 1 or 2 world nickname.
  • “Pinky” is already in use by our Pink Pumper.
  • Be professional – we will not use any nickname that uses slang or inappropriate language.
  • Send us your ideas using Twitter @PGFDPIO using #PGFDPINK in your tweet.
  • We will accept ideas until the end of the month of July.
  • The person who submits the nickname that is selected will receive an official uniform pink shirt that is worn by Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics during the month of October.

Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor would like to thank First Impression of Laurel, Maryland that donated the pink shirts to our 2 paramedics and ride-along for it's first day.  “First Impressions heard what we were doing and quickly agreed to provide a very professional and appropriate looking uniform shirt of the day for our crew on PINK Paramedic 812,” stated Bashoor.

Teresa Aldaco Revilla, is a breast cancer survivor and asked if she could ride on the units first day

Fire Fighter/Medic Ed Aldaco speaks about his sister riding with him on the pink medic.

Fire Chief Bashoor speaks about the Departments pink initiative.