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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PGFD, Safe Kids World Wide, NHTSA & Others Raise Awareness of Kids Being Left in Hot Cars


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors and Safe Kids Worldwide Raise Awareness about the Danger of Kids Being Left in Cars on National Heatstroke Prevention Day

31 children died last year as a result of heatstroke; 11 so far in 2015

WASHINGTON: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Administrator Mark Rosekind and Safe Kids’ President and CEO Kate Carr will hold a press conference to highlight the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. They will join other speakers to share the work being done to help prevent these needless tragedies, including NHTSA’s “Where’s Baby? Look before You Lock” campaign. There will be a live demonstration of an EMS response to a report of a child locked in a hot car. NHTSA will also unveil a new report identifying important features of electronic child reminder alert systems.

WHO:                  NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind
                                President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide Kate Carr
                                Meteorologist Jan Null
                                Vice President of Global Vehicle Safety, General Motors Jeff Boyer
                                Family advocate who lost a child due to heatstroke, Reggie McKinnon
WHAT:                 Press Conference on Heatstroke Prevention

WHEN:                 Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. ET

WHERE:               Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
                                Woodrow Wilson Bus Loop, outside of the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
        201 Waterfront St Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Visuals:                A live demonstration will simulate a 911 call from a bystander and subsequent EMT response to show the rescue effort that occurs when a child is left inside a hot car.
All attendees must RSVP to Tamara Grider to attend:  tgrider@safekids.org  or call 646-228-1469.   

Photographers and camera crews may arrive at 8:30 a.m. for set-up. Please indicate if you are bringing a satellite truck in the RSVP.

WUSA 9 Coverage of Missing Man Rescue

WJLA Coverage of Missing Man Rescue

Fox 5 Coverage of Missing Man Rescued by PGFD


3rd Battalion Master Stream Training

On Monday, July 27, B-Shift Battalion Chief 883 Grady Valencis observed Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 and District Heights Fire/EMS Station 826 drilling on hydraulics and master stream devices.

Great work by both stations!!

 Silver Hill  829's crew training on master stream operations on Homer Avenue today. Lt. Pride, FT Robinson, FF Cargin, Mills, Kay, Crooks, Johnsen, Buckler.

Station 826 drilling as well. Lt. Cooke, FF Waters, Caldrone, Mika, Bowen, Ogilvie, Fisher, McDonough

New Civilian Employees!!!

Please join me in welcoming Personnel Analyst II Chloe Duncan and Community Developer III Nicole Jackson-Young to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department staff.

Chloe joined the Administrative Services Command on June 15, 2015, after serving for 9 years with the Baltimore County Human Resources Office.  Chloe is a member of our Human Resource Recruitment staff, filling the position previously held by Amanda Jackson.

Nicole Jackson-Young joined the Public Safety Special Events Coordinating Group (PSSECG), under the direction of Deputy Fire Chief Smedley, on June 28, 2015, after having served in various agencies in the Prince George’s County Government – most recently in the Office of Community Relations.  Nicole is a member of the PSSECG staff, filling the position previously held by Michelle Bowles.

Welcome aboard Chloe and Nicole!

We are working to fill additional support staff – I appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding, and hard work as we navigate through the processes to promote and hire folks into vacant positions.

Marc S. Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS
9201 Basil Court, Suite 452
Largo, Maryland 20774