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