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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY - PGFD to Host 2 Dozen FDNY and Wounded Warriors Prior to Visit at NCMC

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

Visits to the National Children's Medical Center (NCMC) by those hoping to brighten the day of patients is always a heartwarming event.  Perhaps these visits benefit those bearing gifts more than that of the patients but these events are beneficial to everyone involved.  Members of the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department have offered our assistance to a deserving group that is scheduled to make such a visit.

On Friday, September 19, the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department will host about 2 dozen Firefighters from New York City (FDNY) and Wounded Warriors.  The contingent is scheduled to visit the NCMC around 1:30 pm the same day.  The Fire/EMS Department wanted to provide some relief and assistance to this group that are providing support and comfort to others.

The group will arrive at the St. Joseph Fire/EMS Station in Springdale at around 12 noon on Friday.  They will be greeted by Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and dozens of members of the Department.  FDNY and Wounded Warriors will be treated to a traditional firehouse lunch and a tour of the facility before being chauffeured in two department vans to NCMC to help avoid any travel and parking problems in DC.  After the visit they will return to St. Josephs Station before making their way to an overnight stay in Annapolis and plans to attend the Navy Football game on Saturday.

Members of the media are invited to attend the luncheon at the St. Joseph Fire/EMS Station.  The time line is tight however, photo ops and interviews will be made available.

WHAT:     Brief visit with FDNY and Wounded Warriors before visit to NCMC

WHEN:     Friday, September 19, 12 Noon (tight schedule) - set-up and cooking start at 10:00 am

WHERE:    St. Joseph Community Fire/EMS Station 2901 St. Joseph Drive, Springdale, MD
NOTE - Address not in GPS - Use 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Rd - Station next to High School)

WHO:        About 2 dozen FDNY and Wounded Warriors, Fire Chief Bashoor and dozens of PGFD