Happy Veterans Day - PGFD Highlights Service of Catherine A. Crilley

Happy Veterans Day - PGFD Highlights Service of Catherine A. Crilley

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

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, in observance of Veterans Day, wishes to acknowledge and thank all of America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  

The Department has a significant number of Veterans amongst our volunteer and career personnel that have bravely served our Country in many different capacities.   They continue to serve as firefighters, EMTs and medics here in Prince George's County.

We also have four firefighters that are currently deployed or have recently returned from deployment.  Paul Cruz and Phyllis Jenkins are deployed and Catherine Crilley and Jujuan Cunnigham just returned.  We hope to highlight each one of these Veterans during the month of November.  

The Paul Cruz Veterans Day story can be read here.

Today, the Department would like to highlight Firefighter/Medic Catherine A Crilley.  We tracked down Crilley at the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Training and Leadership Academy in Cheltenham participating in her re-entry training.  She will will resume her fire/EMS duties upon successful completion of this training.  

Crilley just recently returned from her 2nd deployment to Afghanistan. her first deployment was from 2009 - 2010 and just returned from her second deployment which started in 2014.

Crilley is in the Navy Reserve with a rank of E8 - Senior Chief Petty Officer.  She has completed 27 years in the military.  Crilley's first deployment was here in the United States after September 11, 2001.  
Crilley (far right) stands with Paul Cruz and his family at his pinning ceremony for Chief Petty Officer at Joint Base Andrews in 2011.

In addition to both being in the fire service, Crilley and Cruz have also share some USN Reserve experience together, read that story here.  

On behalf of the entire Fire/EMS Department, Happy Veterans Day and we are glad to have you back in Prince George's County!!!