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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - MLK Day of Service Event - PGFD and the Red Cross

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
On Monday, January 19, the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will join forces with the American Red Cross – National Capital Region in a “Day of Service” by installing working smoke alarms.
We will start our day with words of inspiration from Fire/EMS Department and Red Cross leaders.
The combined resources will meet at the Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Station and deploy into the communities of Glassmanor and Forest Heights.  Teams will be equipped with fire safety material and working smoke alarms.  In the event a home is visited that is in need of a smoke alarm, one will be installed, free of charge.
The American Red Cross has set a goal of installing a minimum of 75 smoke alarms over four hours of service.
WHAT:      MLK Day of Service Event
WHEN:      Monday, January 19, Opening comments at 9:15 am
WHERE:    Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Station #842, 1100 Marcy Avenue

WHO:        Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, American Red Cross in the National Capital Region CEO Linda Mathes, Dozens of Red Cross Volunteers and Firefighter/Medics

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