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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Funeral Services for Deputy Fire Chief Carla D. Blue (retired)

Carla D. Blue, Deputy Fire Chief


Viewing and Funeral Service
Tuesday September 29, 2015.  
Mt Ennon Baptist Church
9832 Piscataway Rd, Clinton Md.
  
Viewing 10:00am 
Service 11:00am
Burial immediately following at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

Carla D. Blue - Trailblazer  - PGFD History

Appointment to Fire Fighter position on 10/09/89

Promoted to Fire Fighter II – 2/10/91
Promoted to Fire Lt. – 1/1/93
Promoted to Fire Captain – 11/23/97
Promoted to Battalion Chief – 2/24/02
Promoted to Fire Major (Assistant Fire Chief) – 12/14/03
Appointment to Deputy Director (Deputy Fire Chief) – 8/30/05

Retirement - effective 10/31/09

Carla D. Blue was assigned to the Director of Public Safety in the Office of the County Executive, she  served as the principle special assistant from 1998 to February 2003, providing logistical and administrative support to the County Executive and the Chief Administrative Officer.

In March 2003 Battalion Chief Blue was assigned to the Chief Administrative Officer for the County  who was serving as DCAO for Public Safety.

She demonstrated exemplary service In co-chairing the administration of the newly formed Office of Homeland Security, her administrative leadership allowed the County to experience a seamless transition from Task Force Recommendations through opening an on-going operations of a newly created agency.



OPEN HOUSES and FIRE PREVENTION EVENTS



When it comes to smoke alarms, it’s about “location, location, location”.
The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. 

NFPA is excited to share this important information so everyone better understands the life-saving value of home smoke alarms. Visit NFPA's "Smoke Alarm Central" for more information.

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Open House Locations
(This list will be updated as additional events are scheduled)

St. Joe's Fire/EMS Station, 2901 St. Joseph's Drive, Springdale
Open House and Fire Prevention Day - Sunday, October 11, 12 Noon until 3:00 pm
Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department - 6200 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville
Open House/Kid's Fire Safety Adventure Course, Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am until 1:00 pm

Upper Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department - at Montpelier Farms - 1720 Crain Highway North
Public Safety Day at Montpelier Farms Fall Festival - Saturday, October 10,  10am until 3pm
Branchville Volunteer Fire Co. & Rescue Squad, Inc. - 4905 Branchville Road, College Park
Open House and Fire Prevention Day - Sunday, October 11, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Bowie Volunteer Fire Department - 15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie
31st Annual Open House and Fire Prevention Day - Sunday, October 18, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm


Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Association - 11900 Glenn Dale Boulevard, Glenn Dale
Open House and Fire Prevention Day - Sunday, October 18, 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm






NBC 4 News Story on Carla D. Blue

PGFD Fire Chief Reflects on His Time with Carla D. Blue

All:

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Carla Blue was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision that took her life Saturday morning. Carla and I worked along side each other for many years during the 1990's and 2000's.  Carla's work ethic and dedication to her profession, her faith and her family were commendable and a testament to her success as the first African American female to attain the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the PGFD.  

In addition to working with Carla, I had the distinct pleasure of hiring Carla's son Jamar as a firefighter in Career Recruit School #46 in 2012. Jamar is currently assigned to station 831 and continues to serve his moms legacy of service above self.

Please continue to keep Jamar and the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

The services and burial information for Retired Deputy Fire Chief Carla Blue are listed below - dress uniform is appropriate. Should you have any additional questions about the services or the Departments response, contact Executive Officer Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday at ACDoubleday@co.pg.md.us

Viewing and Funeral Service
Tuesday September 29, 2015.  
Mt Ennon Baptist Church
9832 Piscataway Rd, Clinton Md.
  
Viewing 10:00am 
Service 11:00am
Burial immediately following at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George's County Fire/EMS
9201 Basil Ct. #452
Largo, MD 20774
(O) 301-883-5200