MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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|