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Prince George's Co. Fire Dept. Prepares For September Events
Prince George's Co. Fire Dept. Prepares For September Events

September is a busy month for the Prince George’s County Fire Department as they prepare for a slew of events open to the public.

From Sept. 6 through 9 the Annual Prince George’s County Fair will be held in Upper Marlboro.  Fire/EMS staff will be on hand in the Government area of the fairgrounds to greet you and provide you with fire safety and injury prevention material.  You can also obtain information on how to become a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. Click here for additional information about times and admission charges.

On Sept. 7, over 70 teams of firefighters and paramedics from around the nation will come together to play softball and raise money to fight neuromuscular diseases. The International Association of Fire Fighters MDA Softball Tournament is hosted by the Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association.

According to officials, this event is the largest gathering of firefighters and paramedics outside of the International’s Biennial Convention. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be for sale with proceeds benefiting MDA.

The event will be held at:

Watkins Regional Park - Largo, Maryland

301 Watkins Park Drive

Upper Marlboro, MD

Friday September 7, at Noon with opening ceremonies at 6:15 p.m. through Sunday September 9, at 5:00 p.m.

On Sept. 8, the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place in honor and memory of the 343 FDNY members who lost their lives. During the event fire service members, their families and the public will meet at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located at 201 Waterfront Street, at the National Harbor to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers. Some participants will use air packs or carry hoses; many are in full turn-out gear; others are accompanied by rescue dogs.

Each climber will carry the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost on September 11, 2001. 

If running up stairs is not your thing, there will also be a 3-mile walk to honor fallen heroes.  A donation to participate is required.  All donations will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Click here to pre-register for the event. On-site registration opens at 7 a.m.