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    Post Elmer "Dino" Mahaffey

    Please keep "Dino" in your thoughts and prayers!

    (Cheverly-AP) -- The wife of Prince George's County firefighter
    Elmer "Dino" Mahaffey says her husband is still in critical
    condition, but she believes he'll pull through, despite what she
    says will be a long recovery.
    Dania (DAY'-nuh) Mahaffey spoke with reporters tonight in
    Cheverly and expressed her gratitude for the support her family has
    received. The Mahaffeys have three children, ages ten, six and
    four.
    Lieutenant Mahaffey was injured in an Oxon Hill fire last month.
    He received severe burns to his hands, face and lungs when he
    became trapped in a burning home.

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    Blood donations accepted on behalf of recovering firefighter


    (Washington-AP) -- The friends of an injured Prince George's
    County firefighter have celebrated his progress with a blood drive
    at Washington Hospital Center.
    Lieutenant Elmer "Dino" Mahaffey was hospitalized last month,
    after he was critically hurt while searching for possible victims
    in an Oxon Hill town house fire.
    Mahaffey is listed in stable condition and has been moved out of
    the intensive care unit.
    The Washington Post reports his wife, Dania (DAY'-nuh), said
    yesterday's blood drive was held in response to people who wanted
    to do something to help. She said since her husband has gotten a
    lot of blood, she thought blood donations accepted on his behalf
    would help others by replenishing the blood bank.

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    Everyone at our banquet signed an oversize card for him.

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    Post He's come home!!!!!!!!!!!

    God bless you Lt.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Little more than a month after he was
    critically injured in an Oxon Hill, Md., blaze, a firefighter got a
    hero's send-off as he left the hospital Friday night.
    Prince George's County Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell wheeled Lt.
    Elmer "Dino" Mahaffey out of Washington Hospital Center. Mahaffey
    then walked the final steps to the fire truck he rode the night he
    was hurt. And with a thumbs-up for well-wishers, he rode back to
    the fire station, finishing the run he started that fateful night.
    "This is the way he would want to go home," wife Dania
    Mahaffey said as she fought back tears. She called it the happiest
    day of her life. Some of the firefighters who were with Mahaffey
    the night he was hurt were also on-hand when he left.
    On Feb. 22, Mahaffey became trapped on the second floor of a
    house while searching for people who, it later turned out, had
    already escaped. The 14-year veteran of the Prince George's County
    Fire/EMS Department suffered burns to his hands and arms, and his
    respiratory system was badly damaged. Three other firefighters were
    also hurt.
    Mahaffey and his wife rode the fire truck back to Station 21 in
    Oxon Hill, part of a symbolic process firefighters do when one is
    injured. From there, the couple headed home to Mechanicsville, Md.,
    where they live with their three children, ages 4, 6 and 10.
    "We're hoping he'll one day come back to work," Blackwell
    said.
    Blackwell and Dania Mahaffey thanked the hospital and the public
    for all the support the Mahaffey family had received since the
    lieutenant was hurt.
    "He now just wants to go home to be with the kids," Dania
    Mahaffey said just before she got on the fire truck with her
    husband, waving as they drove away.
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    On the Net:
    Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department:
    http://www.pgfireems.com


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