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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Statement from Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin M. Barksdale in regards to this morning’s rescue

Statement from Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin M. Barksdale 
in regards to this morning’s rescue

Benjamin M. Barksdale
I would like to commend the crew from Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 for their actions this morning at the scene of a Temple Hills house fire.  The entire crew worked cohesively as a team and followed direction from the officer in charge to ensure a quick arrival, adequate water supply, charged hose lines, 360 check of structure and assigned personnel to simultaneously extinguish the fire and perform search.  The teamwork resulted in a rescue of three occupants from a heat and smoke charged environment on the second floor all done before the arrival of other fire and EMS units.

Furthermore, the crews performed life-saving measures once the victims were removed to the safety of the exterior.  Their actions had an direct impact on saving these young lives.  Medics continued treatment while transporting four home occupants to the hospital.

I’m proud of the actions of everyone on this call, in particular, the first arriving crew from Silver Hill.  Your actions reflect favorably on yourself, your ability to work as part of a team and on the entire Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.  Congratulations on a job well done!!!

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