Monthly Archives: October 2013


Volunteer Fire and EMS providers of Prince George’s County, Maryland have a unique opportunity to form a “trade organization” that will enable them to better position themselves in the future. The recent election of Pete Mellits as President of the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Fire Fighters and Politics – Power without Pursuasion

Some of the most powerful people in Prince George’s County came from the Fire/EMS Department, growing from among the ranks of the volunteers. Volunteers have produced mayors, council members and well connected community leaders. Today volunteers struggle just to ride … Continue reading

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Are Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Responders Becoming Obselete in Prince George’s County, Maryland?

When I was hired in 1983 in the Prince George’s County Fire Department before graduating from recruit school I pulled up to the Fire Station to work for the first time. I saw the sign of the front of the … Continue reading

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Time for Volunteers to Negotiate for Benefits and Protections

Volunteer Fire Fighters have proven that they work to seek the good of the citizens they serve, however, not everyone appreciates volunteers or support them for what they do. As jurisdictions seek to “improve” life safety conditions the first casualty … Continue reading

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Volunteer Fire Fighters – Help Wanted and Help Needed

The citizens in the State of Maryland are blessed to have a very large contingent of dedicated citizens who devote themselves to life saving acts everyday for no pay. Do the citizens ever think to check on the welfare and … Continue reading

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