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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in EMS Presentation in OC During EMS Care 2012

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I’m looking forward to presenting a program during the EMS Care 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland.  Maryland EMS Care 2012 ~ Broad Horizons runs April 12‐15, 2012, at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel.  My presentation is on the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in EMS and is part of the breakout presentations on Saturday, […]

Hyattsville Volunteers Place Paramedic Ambulance In-Service

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Dave J. Iannone, President-Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department, 240-351-8568 The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department recently implemented a Paramedic Ambulance (PA) program that will provide advanced life support (ALS) medical care. The PA operates within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operational Program, as managed by the Prince George’s County […]

Excellence in EMS Report Documentation

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Congratulations are in order for Fire Fighter/Medic Johnathan W. Bender for a recent commendation from Emergency Medical Services.  Major Dennis C. Wood, Emergency Medical Services, commended Bender for his consistent excellence in EMS report documentation.  In making the presentation Major Wood stated, “Your overall actions exemplify the level of professional emergency medical care that every provider […]

Paramedic is American Legion EMS Provider of the Year

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, Each year the American Legion awards public safety officials at the county, district and state levels for extraordinary service to their Departments and to their community. This year, a Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department paramedic was awarded at every level including the top spot in the […]

County Professionals Co-Author Article Published in EMS Trade Magazine

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Congratulations to Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department Major Dennis C. Wood and Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Prince George’s County Health Department for co-authoring an excellent article published in the July 2011 Edition of EMS World. Dennis C. Wood, MS, NREMT-P, has over 20 years of fire and EMS experience […]

PGFD Training Bulletin – December 2010 Edition

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County Firefighter/Medics Participate in Capital Shield 2011

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The Prince George’s County, Maryland, Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department participated in Capital Shield 2011, a D.C.-area full-scale (realistic) exercise to test the regionsability to respond to a mass casualty terrorist attack. The exercise was conducted over a 2-dayperiod with the first day, Wednesday, October, 13, 2010, held in the County at the Cranford-Graves Fire […]

President Obama Dispatches PGFD Firefighter/Medics from Podium

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Thursday, October 7, 2010 President Barack Obama made an appearance today on the campus of Bowie State University in Bowie, Prince George’s County, MD. During his speech he paused twice to direct Firefighter/Medics to locations near the front of the stage where supporters had fallen ill. Fire/EMS […]


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L to R; Fire Fighter/Medic Technician James R. Porter, Fire Fighter/Medic Michael S. Williams, Fire Captain Ricardo L. Summers, Fire Fighter/Medic Christine J. Wrzesinski, Jimmy Loor and the Staff from AAMC. MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperon, 240-508-7930, On Thursday, August 19, 2010, a recently retired civilian employee of the Prince George’s County […]

Emergency Medical Services Strives to Keep Up with Demand and New Technology

For over thirty-three years, the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has provided basic pre-hospital care, as well as advanced life support (ALS) to the citizens and residents of our County. As the population of the County has increased, so has our demand for pre-hospital medical care, and the growth of our emergency […]

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