MEDIA ADVISORY - Unit Citation Presentation for WWB Crash, Fire and Rescue

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

In June 2018, a horrific crash occurred on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge that left several vehicles on fire and 3 workers dangling from the underside of the bridge.  First arriving fire, EMS and police personnel played an integral role and work collaboratively as a unit to save lives, limit damage and ensure the safety of everyone involved.  Tragically, a civilian perished in the crash and subsequent fire.  The initial personnel are being recognized for their actions with a PGFD Unit Citation. 

A Unit Citation is the highest level award bestowed upon a group of individuals that acted as a unit to mitigate the incident.

WHAT: Unit Citation Presentation

WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:30 pm

WHERE: Stage at National Plaza, National Harbor (near entrance to Capital Wheel)

WHO: Prince George's County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale, County Police Chief Stawinski and Fairfax Fire Chief Butler, Unit Citation recipients