MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Congratulations are in order for two members of our Fire/EMS Department. Duane J. Hull, Chief of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and Acting Assistant Fire Chief Sayshan L. Conver-White have been selected by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 7757, Kettering-Largo, as Firefighter/EMT’s of the Year.
Volunteer Chief Hull was selected for his rescue of another firefighter that had fallen through a burned out staircase while battling a townhouse fire in Howard County on July 12, 2015. Chief Hull was able to pull the firefighter out of the burned out stairwell to safety by himself. The firefighter sustained burn injuries to his hands and if it had not been for the quick and heroic actions of Chief Hull the firefighter surly would have sustained more serious injuries.
Assistant Fire Chief Conver-White was selected for her Safety Officer accomplishments including but not limited to Chairing the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Safety and Health Committee, Co-Chair of the Maryland Emergency Services Life Safety Task Force and being chosen as the National Safety officer of the Year in 2015.
In congratulatory letters from Mr. Peter L. Moore, VFW Awards Chairman, he writes, “You make your family, department and community very proud.” Indeed they have.
“I could not be more proud of Laurel Volunteer Chief Hull and Assistant Chief Conver-White,” stated Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor. “They both demonstrate professionalism and what it takes to be an outstanding individual and member of the Fire/EMS Department.”
Volunteer Chief Hull and Assistant Chief Conver-White have been invited to attend the VFW Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 am. The award ceremony will be held at the Kettering Community Association, 11801 Chesterton Drive in upper Marlboro, MD.