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Friday, December 2, 2016

Fire/EMS Department Breaks Ground on 3 New Facilities

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

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently held three groundbreaking for new public safety facilities.  Construction for all three facilities is scheduled to start in 2017 with completion in 2018.

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.  To see a video of this groundbreaking ceremony click here.  Additional images of this event can be viewed here.

On Tuesday, November 22, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined public safety leaders Mark Magaw, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety; Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief; and Hank Stawinski, Police Chief in breaking ground for a new Public Safety Pier at National Harbor in Oxon Hill.  This project will provide a launching point for fire, EMS and public safety watercraft.  Many thanks to the Peterson Companies and Chris Borgal for partnering with us.  To watch a video of this groundbreaking event click here.  For images click here.

On Thursday, December 1, a Groundbreaking event was held for the new Shady Glen Fire/EMS Station.  This new facility will be a replacement for the Seat Pleasant Fire/EMS Station.  To watch a video of this groundbreaking event click here.  For images from this event click here.



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