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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Public Safety Deliver Holiday Gifts to Residents Displaced by Fire

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

On Saturday, December 23, Prince George's County Fire Chief Ben Barksdale led a contingent of public safety personnel to greet the displaced residents from a fire that occurred earlier in the week.  The meeting was held at the Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 on Old Silver Hill Road.

On Tuesday at around 7:00 am, firefighters responded to Curtis Drive and encountered heavy fire conditions in a garden style apartment.  The fire response required 2-alarms to complete extinguishment and overhaul the building.

The same group of firefighters and medics that battled the fire that morning along with Public Safety Toys for Tots, Red Cross-National Capital Region, Fire Chiefs Community Advisory Council and the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department came together to provide the 21 adults and 12 children from 12 apartments to a bit of Holiday Cheer.  Each child recede a bag of toys and each family unit received gift cards from the Community Advisory Council and the Silver Hill Volunteer Firefighters.

Courtesy of Kentland VFD