Crews Battle Wild Fires During Fire Storm 2011
Prince George’s County firefighters called for mutual throughout the State of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to battle several large brush fires, fire in a large mulch pile and several structure fires. Several homes were lost from the brush fire. On this historical day, the department responded to over 800 calls for service. The crew from Engine 52 operated for hours in the Piscataway area of the county fighting a large brush fire. Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented crews operating that day with a Unit Citation for their participation in this historical event, known as “Fire Storm 2011.” The specially designed Fire Storm 2011 Unit Citation ribbons were issued to Fire Chief James McClelland, Deputy Chief John Weaver, Firefighter Dwayne Frost, Jr., Firefighter Ross Spohn, Firefighter Rajah Rose, and Firefighter Tyrone Clary.