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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Shift of Emotions On Christmas Day

A veteran Fire Fighter/Medic Captain and his Fire Fighter/Medic son will spend Christmas Day together protecting the citizens and residents of Oxon Hill and surrounding Prince George's County communities and a veteran firefighter will work with them on his final shift before retirement.

John Elie and son, Chris, will have the rare opportunity to work together at the same station and it just happens to be on Christmas Day.

The Elie Family is rich in public safety tradition and understand not everyone can be home during the Holiday Season. The next best thing is to be able to work together and share the day with other members of the fire service while staffing a Paramedic Engine and Paramedic Ambulance at the Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Station #842, 1100 Marcy Avenue. 

A veteran and seasoned firefighter spent his last day before retirement working with his extended family.  Robert Eaby is retiring after 20 + years as a Prince George's County Firefighter. 

The crew was joined by Acting Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and his wife where all shared breakfast on Christmas morning.

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Fatal Fire/Smoke Alarm Press Conference

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

A tragic early morning fire on New Year’s Day claimed the life of a Temple Hills man. Prince George’s County Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor will release new details on the investigation of this incident as well as announcing a community-based effort to ensure everyone is afforded the protection of a working smoke alarm. Chief Bashoor will announce the details of the investigation and his compelling reason for stepping up efforts working smoke alarms at a press conference.

WHAT: Press Conference to announce status of investigation and new smoke alarm initiative

WHEN: Friday, January 7, 2011, 1:00 pm

WHERE: District Heights Community Fire/EMS Department, 5900 Marlboro Pike, District Heights

WHO: Acting Fire Chief Bashoor and his command staff, elected and civic leaders and corporate partners.