Fort Washington, MD, October 1, 2015, Earnestine A. Fitzgerald, Retired Captain of the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department, has been recognized by Elite American Public Servants for dedication, achievement and leadership in fire and emergency medical services.
Prior to her retirement, Ms. Fitzgerald devoted nearly three decades to the field of paramedic development and emergency services. She became noted for her skills in training and education, and held a strong commitment to serving the people in her community. In her most recent post as captain of Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department, Ms. Fitzgerald oversaw fire stations, seven basic life support units, and three advanced life support units. She also supervised a staff of six and conducted site inspections.
Ms. Fitzgerald earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Queens College and then attended medical school, where she began taking paramedical courses to become a road doctor. She went on to earn several industry-related certifications over the course of her career. Ms. Fitzgerald is a certified emergency response instructor, a certified first aid instructor, certified CPR instructor, certified peer mediation leader, and certified pharmacy technician. Furthermore, Ms. Fitzgerald has served as a teacher for the National Safety Council.
In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Fitzgerald credits her success to her strong and positive upbringing. Family remains an important part of her life, and she enjoys spending her free time with family members. Ms. Fitzgerald is also a supporter of the American Heart Association and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Ms. Fitzgerald was originally selected for inclusion in EliteAMERICAN Public Servants in 2012. We are proud to be featuring Ms. Fitzgerald again in EliteAMERICAN Public Servants for 2015.
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