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The following information and above photos was sent to us by Mark E. Brady:


The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department partnered with Lowe’s of Largo, Maryland, to promote safety for local homeowners.  Firefighters/Medics and employees of the Lowe's Home Improvement store on Campus Way South teamed up to check smoke alarms, provide fire safety and injury prevention material.  Lowe's also provided reflective mail box numbers for homeowners that will assist first responders with a quick and easy location of exact address.


Sixteen Fire/EMS Department personnel and Lowe's employees went door-to-door on Kettering Drive Friday morning, October 17, providing this valuable life saving information to very grateful members of the community.  Lowe’s of Largo provided smoke alarms and address numbers at no cost. 


Fire Lieutenant Eric Hurt from the Department’s Facilities and Resource Planning office coordinated today’s event with Lowe’s.  He stated, “We are appreciative of our partnership with Lowe’s in providing the resources and staff to help us keep Safety First.”


Staff from Lowe’s of Largo included:

Jonathan Stern, Human Resources Manager  

Ted Sligh, Assistant Store Manager

Kwessi Annor, Department Manager  

Aaron Allen, Customer Service Associate

Isaac Holdbrook, Customer Service Associate

Earlene Mayo, Customer Service Associate

Shonta Holmes, Customer Service Associate


In addition to Fire Lieutenant Eric Hurt the following Fire/EMS Department personnel participated in the door-to-door campaign:


Tommy (TJ) James, 1st Battalion Chief

Gus Yates, Acting Fire Captain, Largo/Kettering Fire/EMS Station 846 

Josh Reedy, Firefighter/Medic Lieutenant, Station 846 

Jameson Scarlata, Fire Technician, Technical Services

Mathew Kershaw, Firefighter/Medic, Station 846  

Damien Reid, Firefighter/Medic, Station 846   

Andrew Mika, Firefighter/Medic, Station 846  

Robert Herbert, Firefighter/Medic, Station 846   


Prince George's County citizens and residents may request a smoke alarm installed in their home, free of charge, by contacting our Safety First Smoke Alarm number at 301-864-SAFE (7233).

On Sunday, November 6, 2011, Daylight Savings Time will end and Firefighters will be reminding citizens and residents that when they move their clocks back one hour that it is a good time to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  "Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery"