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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Firefighter to Be Awarded, Meet Crash Victim and Family

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

An off duty Prince George’s County firefighter saw what he thought may have been a headlight illuminating off the side of Route 301 in Brandywine.  The firefighter thought the light to be unusual and turned his car around to further investigate.  His actions over the next several minutes resulted in saving the life of a 22-year-old female crash victim who had become entangled in her seat belt and was choking to death.  The female recovered from her ordeal and has requested to meet her rescuer.  She and her family will meet the firefighter as he is recognized by the Fire Chief for his actions.

WHAT:                  Crash victim to meet and thank her rescuer
WHEN:                  Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:                Cranford/Graves Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster St, Landover Hills

WHO:                    Crash victim and family, firefighter rescuer, and Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale