Monday, December 10, 2012
Five-year-old Nathan Norman, who is fighting terminal cancer, is asking for cards from emergency responders.
Update, Dec. 11, 2:40 p.m.: Five-year-old Nathan Norman is battling terminal cancer. While he's fighting the fight, he asked for Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Prince George's County responders got together to send him their greetings. Fire and rescue and emergency personnel have been sending Nathan cards and gifts from all across the country, the Nathan Charles Norman blog reports. See the blog for updated information on his health and the response he is receiving for his request for cards. Editor's Note: An early report had incorrect information about Nathan Norman's age. We regret this error.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Prince George's County firefighters and paramedics are honored for valiant efforts at the scene of a traffic accident.
When a crash occurred and a vehicle caught fire with the driver still inside, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene and were able to rescue the driver. For their efforts, they recently were given emergency services awards from Prince George’s County. Marc Bashoor, the county’s fire chief, presented the awards to the following firefighters and medics from both the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department and the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department: Paramedic and firefighter Lt. Robert G. Bilko Paramedic technician and firefighter Michael M. Hayter Firefighter Romeo N. Dela Cruz Paramedic and firefighter Kelli D. Cooke Paramedic and firefighter David B. Snyder Paramedic and firefighter Christopher M. Katzaman Firefighter …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is donning pink T-shirts and participating in local events to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness month with its members donning pink shirts, designed by a member of the department, starting last Sunday and going through the end of the month. "The color 'pink' has become symbolic of breast cancer awareness. I am authorizing the change in work uniforms during this time to help with awareness efforts,” said Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor in a release. The initiative, called PGFD CARES, was organized by a group of the departments firefighters and medics to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. That group had hoped to sell 200 of the T-shirts to other members of the department after Chief Bashoor granted an exception…