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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Strength, Agility, Endurance, Mental and Physical Toughness - PGFD Iron Team

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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For the second consecutive year an all-female team was formed to compete in the 6th Annual County Police Iron Team Endurance Competition.  The team consisted of two members of the Fire/EMS Department, a police officer and a hope-to-be Fire/EMS Department member currently participating  in the hiring process.  Team members included Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Katie Johnson, Fire Fighter Anna Pazmino, Police Officer, 1st Class Teresa Murphy and Brittany Forker.  The team started early this morning at Suplee Lane Park in Laurel.  Hundreds of law enforcement members from SWAT/Military/Police agencies from around the region competed in the Iron Team Event.  The image below shows the events that each team must complete.

Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics working at nearby stations in Laurel and Calverton were able to stop by and cheer the team on.  There was also several Firefighter/Medics at the event working the first aid station.

Fire Fighter Pazmino stated after the team had concluded today, "Iron Team is by far the hardest challenge I've ever competed in, in my life! And I'm so happy and proud to share the experience with these girls!  Each of us has our strengths and our weaknesses but together we were able to finish and that's the most important part!   Thank you to the many people who came out to support us!!! We truly appreciate it!

I stopped by the competition this morning and witnessed several evolutions of our all-female and other teams.  This was not fun and games time.  I was amazed at the number of competitors and the level of competition.  It was amazing to witness the competition with each evolution proving extremely challenging for all the teams.  The strength, agility and endurance required throughout the day demonstrated the mental and physical toughness required of our competitors.  To have competed and completed this endurance challenge is a remarkable feat itself.  Congratulations!!!

Pazmino, Johnaon, Murphy and Fork 


Crew from Calverton payed a visit to cheer on our team

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