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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Chillum Road Crash Personnel to Receive Maryland Star of Life Award

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO
Each year the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) recognizes individuals and programs for their efforts in assisting in Maryland’s EMS system. MIEMSS is pleased to announce the following members of the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department have been selected to receive the Maryland Star of Life  Award for 2016.  The members receiving the award were staffing the first arriving units on the scene of a  horrific crash.

An award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The presentation will take place at 10:00 AM at the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, in the President’s Conference Room East I.  

Congratulations on a job well done. You can be proud to be part of this team effort and of Maryland’s outstanding EMS System.

Incident Commander - William Corrigan

Northern EMS Duty Officer - Lt. Josh Reedy

Paramedic Engine 844 - Chillum

Lt Michael Hayter
FF/PM James Harris
FF/PM Joseph Gegor

Rescue Squad 801 - Hyattsville

Capt. Jeff Kraus
Lt. Ryan Pidgeon
Sgt. Tim Keiling
FF Patrick Williams
FF Nathan Zeck
FF John Tull
EMS Sgt. Ian Kolmaister
FF Christine Szarko

Ambulance 834 – Chillum-Adelphi

FF Matthew Lockwood
EMT Ini Oyeleye

Ambulance 812 – College Park

FF Ryan Crowell
FF  George Thomas

Medic 812 – College Park

FF/PM Jason Rush

FF/PM Hayward Kelly
Crew members from the first arriving engine; Hayer, Harris and Gegor, were recently bestowed the Excellence in EMS Medal for their handling of this mass casualty incident.  A Unit Citation to include all Prince George's County Fire/EMS personnel that operated on this incident is currently being planned.

To read more about the incident please click the links below:

Fire/EMS Department Valor and Excellence in EMS Awards

Chillum Road - Mass Casualty Incident