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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

St. Baldricks is Approaching!!! Sign Up Today!!!

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.

What makes the St. Baldrick’s Foundation unique?

We do one thing and we do it well: fund childhood cancer research. We take great care of the funds raised by our generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through our signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, our primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.

PGFD goes bald to fight childhood cancer.  St. Baldricks is quickly approaching.

It is that time of the year again. Time for everyone to start growing out your hair. The team is setup-all you have to do is sign up and start raising money for the kids.

We will again be shaving at Fado's in Annapolis Maryland on March 15, 2015. Please come support your PGFD firefighters as well as raise money to fight childhood cancer.

Robert C. Kight Jr, Fire/Paramedic Lieutenant
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Fire Station 805-Capitol Heights: C-Shift
Business: 301-883-7705

Fairfax VA 2015 World Police and Fire Games

To all members of the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department:

It is with great excitement that I am contacting you regarding the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.  The Games will be taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia this summer between June 26, and July 5, 2015.  It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; larger even than the Summer Olympics.  It will draw more than 12,000 athletes representing 70 countries competing in 61 sports in 53 different venues located across the entire National Capital Region.

I would like to ask you for your support in getting the word out to our brothers and sisters, active and retired.  I have attached the list of the 61 different sporting events for your review.  Of note are some of the specific firefighter related sporting events including the stair race, muster, ultimate firefighter and the honor guard competition.  I have also included a flyer with more information on who is eligible to compete as an athlete.  There are NO qualifying events to participate in a sporting event. 
I have attached a link to a short video about the Games, if you are able to share it through any digital newsletters, emails or web page it would be very helpful in educating your firefighters about this exciting event.  Additional athlete and Games information can be found at www.fairfax2015.com We would be honored if members from your agency participated in this monumental event. 

If you would like to receive posters or other materials to display in stations or other locations, please email me at charlie.ray@fairfax2015.com.  Let me know the number of locations you will need posters for and any questions you may have.

Thank you for your time.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you soon.  The Games strive to inspire, celebrate and honor our public safety officials and we hope you will join us in spreading the word.

 *Poster can also be downloaded at www.fairfax2015.com/posters


Lieutenant Charlie Ray
Office of the Fire Chief
2015 World Police & Fire Games Liaison
Athlete Recruiter
61 Sports - .docx

PGFD Bomb Squad Ops in Hyattsville

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

On Tuesday morning, January 20, The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department's Bomb Squad was responded to the scene of an incident in Hyattsville.  Bomb Squad personnel were presented with a package left behind by a suspect that was alleged to contain explosives.  The package was located on the sidewalk of a strip shopping center in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road.

The Fire Department Bomb Squad utilized their robot to successfully open the package and remotely visualize the contents which appeared to be non-explosive.  A pair of Bomb Techs approached the contents and confirmed the finding.

The scene was turned over to the Mount Rainier and County Po;lice for their processing of the original crime scene.