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    First, rfd241, I'm an Ohio State graduate.. The current president of OSU is Brit Kirwan, formerly the president at UM-College Park. Please, PLEASE, take him back!!!!! With that said...

    Brit Kirwan is about the only negative thing I can say about PG, PGFD, and the metro area. I have listened to some of the audio archives on Laurel's website, and am continually amazed by how you guys do it. Until I started doing research, I had no idea that VOLUNTEERS protect things such as the US Air Arena...That boggles my mind... For PGFD to handle as much as it does, and handle it like it does speaks volumes about the personnel who comprise it.

    I've read about some of the quarrels between volunteer and paid personnel, and of the infamous Kentland-Bladensburg incident awhile ago. But when it comes down to it, it shouldn't matter whose number is on the side of the truck. We're all in this to help people, and each other, and that's what should matter. The volunteers at PGFD handle more in one year than many paid departments will do in 5 years. To do that much, with little to no compensation, takes a special breed of person. Commitment, drive, hunger... These are words I would use to describe a PGFD fireman.

    Though I've never met a PGFD firefighter or ridden at the station, I have a seep sense of respect for the personnel of PGFD. They truly exemplify what it is to serve public safety....

    Be safe...

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    Very well said, even though I run here I don't think what you just said could be put any better than that. People can say what they want but for still being volunteers in a county like this, this is a hell of a place to be and it's great.

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    Prince George's County Maryland ranks among The finest fire suppression agencies in the world.

    Where else can a Volunteer start off a fire service career with finer, more dedicated people? The work load is parallel to the largest paid departments and surpasses most cities. The esprit de corps is excellent. And interior attack firefighting is still reality.

    The action is fast paced, and people from all over the world have come to ride-along to see the Dept.

    Sports have high school and college ball to prepare their next generation of players, while the fire service has P.G. County. You will find the best of paidmen all over the U.S.A. who were once Vollys in P.G.

    Do they think they can walk on water? Damn right they do, but when your a volly and can go to 60,,70,or a 100 real fires a year, and you had the pipe in your hand last night and knocked down a couple of rooms of fire, its hard to keep a straight face when some loud mouth wants to tell you about both house fires his dept. had Last Year.

    Count me as a P.G. believer, I lived at West Lanham Co. 28 for 2 years and attended several hundred good fires. I went to work for Richmond, Va. 19 years ago and still rely on what the old fire dogs of P.G. taught me to survive.

    To this day I can spot an P.G. Fireman a block away. They have that spring in their step. They are sure of themselves, and never loaf on the fire ground, They will wrestle you for the pipe and take it from you if you hesitate, but they will walk thru the fires of Hell with gasoline soaked underwear to get you if your in trouble.

    So my hat is off to all the brothers of P.G. MD. Keep up the great work. Its nice to know some things still are as they should be.

    And the thing you call cockiness is just simple confidence.

    [This message has been edited by Jake295885 (edited 02-03-2001).]

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    Army....

    Haven't met any PG guys before but your description was certainly what I thought when I read that guys question.

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    Mike DeVuono

    "There are few atheists inside a burning building."

    These are my opinions and not those of my department.

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    ok....here goes...you asked....

    Seems to me that the majority (NOT ALL) of the firefighters I have met from PG County (career OR volunteer) think that they walk on water and that their sh*t doesnt stink- that they have a "Holier-than-thou" attitude. I have met many PG County guys at classes, seminars...conventions, etc. Not all of them are like this. In my opinion PGFD in general is a top notch organization and deserves credit where credit is due.

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    "Loyalty above all else, except honor."

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    PG COUNTY MD

    I wanna hear what everyone out there thinks of prince georges county. Those of you from the county and what others have heard and think about us.

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