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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fire CHief Jones Commends His Department for BLizzard 2010 Operations

TO: Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department

FR: Eugene A. Jones, Fire Chief

RE: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

In keeping with the highest traditions of the Fire/EMS service, the men and women of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department responded to the calls of the citizens and residents despite the worst conditions many have faced in their careers.

The Blizzard of 2010 could not dampen the enthusiasm and dedication with which we serve everyday as the nation’s premier responders. Our people showed why we continue to rank as one of the nation's busiest Fire/EMS departments and as the largest and most successful combination systems in the Country, if not the world.

While the vehicles got stuck in the snow you continued to the call on foot to ensure the welfare of the public. The citizens and residents have come to expect nothing but the best from us and we delivered.

I want to let the members of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department know that I appreciate the work they have done and look forward to your future endeavors. As we face another storm, I am confident that you will serve in the same dedicated and effective manner because of who you are.

Thank you for all you do. To yourselves remain true. Thanks also to the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation for assisting us by working through the storm despite the challenges.

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