Thursday, May 23, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
A misconception exists in that when someone is drowning the event is loud and filled with screams for help and splashing water. This is far from the reality. Drowning occurs silently and without warning. Adult supervision, without distraction, is vitally important. Put down the smart phone and pay attention to the water.
For home pool owners and managers:
• Install a fence around the perimeter of the pool.
• Use self-closing latches and gates.
• Install a door alarm from the house to the pool area.
• Have lifesaving equipment nearby such as life rings or reaching poles. Commercial and public pools should have an AED readily available and personnel trained on how to use it if needed.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
May the distance of time in no way diminish our resolve to ensure that our Fallen Heroes are never forgotten. Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, Lieutenant John E. Ulmschneider, known by most as “Skillet,” lost this day in 2016 while in response to a call.
At approximately 1930 hours on the evening of April 15, 2016, Ulmschneider and his partner responded on Paramedic Ambulance 823 with Rescue Engine 827 to a “check on the welfare” call. After several attempts to make contact with the home occupant, forcible entry was initiated. Upon entry into the home, multiple gunshots were fired, leaving several wounded. Brother Ulmschneider was fatally shot in the upper torso.
John served the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department for 13 years. At the time of his death, John “Skillet” Ulmschneider was 37 years old, andsurvived by his wife Dawn and their daughter Abigail.
Let us learn from their stories so that our safety today stands as a lasting tribute to those who have gone before us....and let us keep their memory forever in our hearts.