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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Full Coverage of Smoke Alarm and Battery Donation Press Conference

Skilled and Respected Paramedic Leader Retires After 30 Years of Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Congratulations to Danny Hughes on his 30 years of service to the citizens, residents and visitors to Prince George's County.  There is also a long list of  firefighters that can thank Danny for his skilled EMS care and there are many many Paramedics that can thank him for his leadership and mentoring.

Today, October 30, 2014, is Danny Hughes last shift with the Department as he enters into retirement.  I'm confident he wont just be sitting around!!!!

Congratulations Danny!!!

Firefighters Help to ReBuild a Park Destroyed by Arson

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

A playground destroyed by arson earlier this year has new life today.  Members of the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics Players and Alumni, Temple Hills Students and Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics helped to re-build the Playground at Imagine Lincoln School in the 4200 block of Norcross Street in Temple Hills.  On Thursday, a large contingent of stakeholders gathered to rebuild what was destroyed depriving residents within the community an opportunity to have a place to play and gather. The playground design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event held earlier in the year.

Firefighters joined in this community event and helped in whatever way possible and enjoyed the interaction with all the volunteer workers.  Firefighters from Silver Hill, District Heights and the Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Stations participated in this event.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery is November 2

MEDIA ADVISORY - Hundreds of Smoke Alarms and Thousands of Batteries Donated to PGFD

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

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will once again gladly accept hundreds of smoke alarms from PEPCO and their Emergency Services Partnership Program (ESPP).  The donation of these 10-year, tamper proof, with hush feature smoke alarms could not come at a better time.  The annual Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery Campaign occurs this weekend (November 2).

Firefighters throughout the County will be visiting home ensuring there are working smoke alarms in every home.  Often during these community outreach events, a home is found with a smoke alarm that is 10 year old or is non-working or simply does not have an alarm at all.  We replace these worn out or missing alarms with a new 10-year smoke alarm, installed by firefighters, free of charge.  The new 10-year alarm equates to never having to change a battery again although you still need to test the alarm on the first day of every month.

Energizer Battery provided the Fire/EMS Department with 5000 new  batteries to be distributed to rejuvenate your smoke and CO alarms and ensure they are working during the cold winter months.  It is no secret there are more fires during the winter and it is vital you have working smoke alarms.

We invite the members of the media and general public join us during a press conference as we accept the smoke alarms and batteries.

WHAT:            PRESS CONFERENCE – Smoke Alarm Donation by PEPCO

WHEN:           Thursday, October 30, 11:00 am

WHERE:         Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building 6820 Webster St, Landover Hills

WHO:             Pete Pedersen of PEPCO ESPP, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor as well as other Firefighter/Medics