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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fire Lt. Ralph T. Welch Retires After 22 Years of Service

One of the final tasks that Fire Lieutenant Ralph Welch wanted to do in his career was to be the chauffeur for the Emergency Operations Commander. So it was on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, Ralph Welch drove Acting Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lamoria around the County and visited many of the fire stations he had been assigned to.  Welch, being resourceful as he has been known to be, was also able to knock off a few signatures on his retirement check-out form while doing so.

After 22 years of dedicated service to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County Lt. Welch is retiring. He was given a luncheon at Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 where he was presented with his retirement badge by Acting Colonel Lamoria and attended the Fire Chiefs Open House. His future includes a move to Iowa and who knows from there.

Ralph, On behalf of the Department, thank you for your service and dedication, you are a valued member of the Fire/EMS Service in Prince George’s County. We wish you continued health and our best wishes for your future endeavors.

Office of the Fire Chief's Holiday Open House

The Office of the Fire Chief's Holiday Party brought many old and new acquaintances together to share in the festivities of the season.  Acting Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and staff hosted dozens of visitors at Fire/EMS Department Headquarters on the 4th floor of the Largo Government Center.   Guests enjoyed a variety food, snacks and soft drinks purchased with donated, non-county, funds. 

On behalf of Chief Marc Bashoor and all the career, civilian and volunteer men and women of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!!!


Greenbelt “Police & Fire Holiday Shop-Along”

Shop-Along Group at the present-wrapping party held at the Greenbelt Fire/EMS Station.
The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Greenbelt Police Department partnered for the first annual “Police & Fire Holiday Shop-Along” that occurred on Sunday, December 19th at the Target in Beltway Plaza. This program partners less fortunate children from the community with Greenbelt Police Officers and Firefighters, allowing the children to purchase Christmas presents for themselves as well as family members. Each child was allotted a budget of $125 and escorted to the store to make the purchases. The children were then brought back to a “present wrapping” party where they enjoyed pizza while they wrapped their gifts at the Greenbelt Fire/EMS Station. The children were selected to participate through nominations by their elementary school.

The Greenbelt Police Department and the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend their sincere thanks to those of you who donated to the first annual Police & Fire Holiday Shop-Along. It was a huge success and several children of Greenbelt were helped as a result of your generosity. Thank you for your support of this worthy cause.

Additional information about this program and instructions for tax-deductible donations contact; MPO Kelly Lawson at 240-542-2116 or at klawson@greenbeltmd.gov

Happy Holidays from all your Greenbelt police officers and firefighters!