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NFFF Thanks PGFD for Help in Producing Seat Belt PSA

NFFF Thanks PGFD for Help in Producing Seat Belt PSA

This story comes to us from Mark E. Brady:

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently received a note of thanks from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Ronald Jon Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF, thanked the Department for providing personnel and apparatus that were used in a new seat belt public service announcement.

Ron Siarnicki wrote, "I want to thank you for helping the NFFF with our effort to create a new seat belt PSA. I had the opportunity to release the clip at Firehouse World in San Diego on Monday. Already we are well over 8000 internet views in just a day and a half. Your crews did an excellent job and as was expected your staff went out of their way to make it all happen. Thanks for your help, support and friendship."

Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker, III Participates in South County Community Forum

This story comes to us from Theresa E. Dozier:

On Saturday, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III participated in a panel discussion for newly elected officials, which was hosted by the South County Economic Development Association, Inc. (SCEDA).  Other participants included Senator Anthony Muse, State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Council Member Obie Patterson, Council Member Melvin Franklin, Sheriff Melvin High, School Board Member Edward Burroughs, and Clerk of the Circuit Court Marilyn Bland.  

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards to Host Prince George’s County District Office Open House Today

This story comes to us from Dan Weber:

Tonight, Tuesday, February 22, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) will host an open house at her Prince George’s County District Office, located at 5001 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland.


Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Number of Prince George's County Fires in 2011 Spark the Enhancement of Smoke Alarm Campaign

Number of Prince George's County Fires in 2011 Spark the Enhancement of Smoke Alarm Campaign

NOTE: A 17-minute video of the entire press conference can be viewed at www.pgfdnews.com

Vigilance Must Remain High in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County has certainly suffered through a rough start in the beginning of 2011 as 13 people have been killed in 13 days.  The interim Prince George’s County Police Chief, Mark Magaw, has implored to residents, “These homicides do not appear to be random acts, I expect this cycle of violence to be stopped.”    

He also stated that most of the crimes have been drug-related because of some of the victims’ criminal past.  So far Oxon Hill,surrounding areas Fort Washington, Temple Hills and Suitland, have suffered five of the 13 killings.  Even with that said, it is still important that residents do not let their guard down and continue to practice fundamental safety precautions.  Here are a list of some important tips that can help you keep yourself and your family safe.



One of Five Major School Districts to Share in $3 Million Walmart Foundation Grant

and Benefit from Hunger, Nutrition and Education Experts

Washington, DC (January 13, 2011) – Four leading hunger, nutrition and education nonprofit organizations have selected Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland as a grant recipient for Breakfast in the Classroom, a new project funded by the Walmart Foundation.  Through the $3 million initiative, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation, National Education Association Health Information Network, and School Nutrition Foundation – collectively known as Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom – aim to increase breakfast consumption among schoolchildren and spark the academic and nutritional gains associated with the morning meal.