Fire/EMS, Police Honored at MCI Center
March 6, 2003
Public safety personnel were honored for their service in an annual event at the MCI Center that featured a display of police and Fire/EMS apparatus and gear, a professional hockey match and one not so professional hockey match.
Before the Capsí 4-4 tie with the Atlanta Thrashers in overtime, those attending the game were able to view several pieces of heavy duty apparatus used by first responders, including DC Fire/EMSís mobile command unit, Rescue Squad 1, and Engine 2. Dozens of
people came by the Engine and Squad to speak to the firefighters and actually climb aboard the apparatus.
In a hotly contested
match before the Caps game, DC Fireís Hockey Team challenged MPDís Hockey
Team. Although police won the contest, it was widely reported that
ringers were utilized. Firefighters did a good job containing the damage
to the hockey rink and prevented further exposure (*editorís note* the
last two sentences are jokes Ė JOKES. Lighten up).
During the final intermission, the audience heard a
performance by the Emerald Society's Pipe and Drum Band. As the selection
ended, every member