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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fire Chief Challenges PGFD Personnel for "Toys for Tots"

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has once again served with other Prince George’s County Public Safety agencies and the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the 2017 “Toys for Tots" program. The program collects thousands of toys from across our County, which are distributed to children who otherwise may not receive toys during this holiday season.

In the past month, all of our Fire/EMS stations and worksites have been designated as collection points for the Public Safety "Toys for Tots" campaign and are hosting collection boxes. While a great many new, unwrapped toys have been collected, additional toys for all ages are needed to meet and exceed our goal. The scheduled date for distribution is Saturday, December 16th, so there is still time. Also, monetary donations are acceptable and can be made to Toys for Tots at 

Fire Chief Ben Barksdale personally challenges each of you to contribute to this program by either donating new unwrapped toy at your own worksite, or by donating funds to the program.  Personnel at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building and Headquarters have answered the challenge of full toys boxes and challenge all Fire/EMS Stations, worksites and offices to meet the challenge and do the same.  There is still time!!!  Let everyone see and hear when you meet your challenge by capturing images and sending them to Mark Brady, Public Information Officer, via text at 240-508-7930 or Email at MEBrady@co.pg.md.us.  Images will be posted to the Departments Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Any questions relating to the "Toys for Tots" program may be directed to Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday, via acdoubleday@co.pg.md.us or 301-883-5203.

Office of the Fire Chief and 4th floor HQ staff met the challenge
Fire Fighter Will Gressen coordinated the Fire Services Building Toy Challenge