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Monday, November 7, 2016

Groundbreaking Held for New Oxon Hill Community Fire/EMS Station 851

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

On a beautiful, bright and brisk Monday morning a groundbreaking ceremony was held to ceremoniously start the construction of a new Prince George's County Community Fire/EMS Station.  On Monday, November 7, Prince George's County officials spoke at the site of the soon to be built Fire/EMS Station 851, near the entrance to Oxon Hill High School on Clipper Way.

The Oxon Hill Community Fire/EMS Station #851 is slated to be a 4-bay design similar to other recently constructed County facilities such as Brandywine, St. Joes, Northview and District Heights.  Construction will start in 2017 with a completion date projected in late 2018.  The Oxon Hill Community Fire/EMS Station is slated to house an engine, ladder, truck, ambulance and Battalion Chief.  The station may also serve as a land base operations for some of the Department's boats in and around the National Harbor complex.

Today's ceremony was well attended by Firefighter/Medics from stations around the area and County Public Safety officials including Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety Mark Macaw, The Honorable Sheriff Melvin High and Police Chief Hank Stawinski as well as the Principal and staff from Oxon Hill High School.

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