PGFD Haz-Mat Team Train for Weapons of Mass Destruction Detection

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief PIO, 240-508-7930     @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Hazardous Materials Technicians participate in sampling training conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office.  PGFD and DHS operate a novel collaborative agreement which helps to build local capacity to respond to high threat incidents.  PGFD operates a fulltime Hazardous Materials Response Program that has multiple capabilities to respond to a myriad of event types.  Building relationships during training events such as this maximizes efficiency and effectiveness during response to emergency situations.  Assistant Chief Marino stated, “we are grateful to our federal partners for providing this opportunity.  We look forward to continue to leverage these opportunities to share our resources and maximize the safety of the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County.”

Picture Credit:  Assistant Fire Chief Mike Marino, PGFD