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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fire Commission Recognize Individuals for Assistance Provided

The Prince George’s County Fire Commission recognized four individuals for their assistance provided during the past year.  At a meeting of Fire Commission at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Chairman John Alter presented a certificate of award recognizing John D. Baione, an Investigator from the Office of the Fire Marshal, for his performance in streamlining the volunteer firefighter/EMT application and background check process.  Additionally, Tanya Gott, Director and CIO of the Office of Information Technology and two members of her staff were recognized for their assistance provided to the Commission and volunteer member companies in a variety of projects over the past year.

The Fire Commission is composed of nine members elected by the volunteer fire companies. In accordance with the provisions of the County Charter, the Fire Commission must annually formulate a capital budget, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and a current expense budget for all volunteer fire companies with respect to the expenditure of public funds. The Commission also provides operational and administrative support of Volunteer Fire Companies, including operation and maintenance of individual fire stations and equipment; and the purchase of fire suppression and rescue apparatus. Incentive programs are also implemented to recruit and retain volunteer members.

The members of the Fire Commission are:

Chairman and At-Large Commissioner

Vice-Chairman and District 2 Commissioner

Secretary and At-Large Commissioner

District 1

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

At Large

Investigator John D. Baione with members of the Fire Commission

Office of Information Technology Director and CIO Tanya Gott with members of the Fire Commission.

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