Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department Submits For 2014 Community Development Block Grant

 
LANGLEY PARK, Md. - Oct. 27, 2013 - PRLog -- The Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department is pursuing funds to assist in the refurbishment and revitalization of their 61 year old facility. This capital improvement will directly support additional volunteer recruitment and retention, which has a direct impact on the depth and breadth of the Fire & EMS Service that we can offer to Langley Park and the surrounding communities.

Additionally, the improved facility will enable our organization to initiate a community outreach program by hosting various classes at our facility. The classes include state-sponsored programs that can be matriculated for college credits. These classes will be provided free-of-charge to any community member who volunteers their time to help the fire station in any role.

Lastly, these classes are pre-requisites for a host of occupations in the healthcare and public safety industries. By achieving these requisite skills and certification, this program will help community members gain access to stable, well-paying jobs that can be used to support their families.

Historically, a community-based volunteer fire station has been a central element of the neighborhood. This endeavor will allow us to utilize the CAVFD as such an element, and will grant us the ability to be a more integral component of Langley Park's revitalization as part of the Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.

For more information, contact Captain Matthew Verlaque:
(516)-690-4137 or bomberotraining@gmail.com
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