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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Q&A and Awards Abound in Whirlwind Fire/EMS Station Visits

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor spent a large portion of his time on Monday and Tuesday visiting Fire/EMS Stations greeting personnel and presenting awards.  In addition to greeting career, civilian and volunteer personnel he presented Emergency Services Awards, Fire Storm Awards and engaged the personnel in an open question and answer session.  During these two days Bashoor visited 4 Battalions, 7 Fire/EMS Stations, greeted personnel from 16 Fire/EMS Stations that include just over 100 career, civilian and volunteer personnel.  He awarded 12 Emergency Services Awards and 8 Fire Storm Awards.  Bashoor found the time to attend a Public Safety Breakfast at the Laurel Fire/EMS Station #810 on Tuesday morning.

Fire Storm Awards are plaques which commemorate what is believed to be the busiest day in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Departments history.  On February 19, 2011, high winds and dry conditions sparked seven major incidents that sent all 45 Fire/EMS Stations into action and required mutual aid assistance from jurisdiction across the State of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Every Fire/EMS Station will receive a plaque to be prominently displayed in the station to commemorate the date.

Fire Chief Bashoor also presented numerous Emergency Services Awards to deserving career and volunteer personnel.  These Awards include:

Rescue efforts of four trapped occupants from a Bowie house fire
Rescue efforts of Branchville Volunteer Firefighter
Rescue efforts of career and volunteer firefighters at scene of triple fatal house fire
Quick thinking Firefighter saves motorist from auto fire

Third Battalion at District Heights Fire/EMS Station 826

Fire Chief Bashoor displays a Fire Storm Plaque
Second Battalion at Bowie Fire/EMS Station #839 (Monday)

Second Battalion at Bowie Fire/EMS Station 839 (Tuesday)

Fourth Battalion at Chillum Fire/EMS Station #844

Branchville Fire/EMS Station # 811 in College Park

College Park and Hyattsville Volunteers at College Park Fire/EMS Station #812
Q & A at District Heights Fire/EMS Station #826

Q & A at Bowie Fire/EMS Station #839

Q & A at Branchville Fire/EMS Station #811

Q & A at College Park Fire/EMS Station #812

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