Fire station wins year supply of toilet paper

A Prince George's County fire station has won a year's supply of toilet paper.

Nominated by a Chillum resident, Chillum-Adelphi Fire/EMS Station 834 won the "Butts That Save Our Butts" contest from Charmin.

The woman who nominated the fire station said that the firefighters go out of their way to assist the community – especially a neighbor with cancer. "I have a neighbor who has been ailing with cancer for the past six years. These fire fighters in this firehouse have been to my neighbor's house all the time to assist him no matter what time or under which kind of weather they always here in time," she said.

"I also live in a flood zone area and whenever there is danger or flood warning or any kind threat they would arrive to assist with a smile on their face that gives me courage even if I was afraid," she continued. "I do salute them for many things they do going door to door to check fire alarms if in order, looking for elderly who are lost due to confusion to house fires they have been there for us."

"While the prize is rewarding and will be put to good use by everyone that works here, I believe our biggest reward was the kind words included in the nomination written by a citizen," said fire fighter/medic captain Danon P. Ushinski who works at station.

This is the second consecutive years a Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department station won the award.