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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Area Fire/EMS Departments Provide Coverage as PGFD Attend Services

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


As we begin to pay last respects to our fallen brother John E. Ulmschneider today with visitation services this afternoon and funeral on Wednesday there will be Fire/EMS Departments from across the region covering our stations and providing services to the residents, businesses and visitors to Prince George’s County.

First and foremost the Department acknowledges the National Capital Region Incident Management Team.  This is a group established to assist a Department on a variety of incidents.  They have worked with our Department to manage the large process of planning a Line of Duty Death services.   Their assistance has been invaluable.

Tuesday and Wednesday, as members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department attend services in St. Mary’s County for Fire Fighter/Medic John Ulmschneider, area Fire and EMS departments will fill in and cover responses within the County.  It will not be unusual for Prince George’s County residents to see units from the following jurisdictions responding on calls Tuesday.

Alexandria, Virginia
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Arlington County, Virginia
Baltimore City, Maryland
Baltimore County, Maryland
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Calvert County, Maryland
Charles County, Maryland
Fairfax County, Virginia
Howard County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland
St. Mary’s County, Maryland

This list will be expanding on Wednesday as additional members attend funeral services.  Wednesday is the shift day that Ulmschneider was assigned to.

Additionally, as I will be attending services on both days I have asked Mr. Pete Piringer to cover Prince George’s County in the event of a significant incident.  Piringer, Chief Spokesperson and PIO for Montgomery County Department of Fire/Rescue Services, is no stranger to Prince George’s County and has agreed to fill-in as a Public Information Officer on Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.


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