The Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association of Prince George's County is involved in numerous cherities and funds. Our members are involved in events and fund drives throughout the year to benefit the community they serve.
Major Frank J. Colea was a 25-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Frank also served his Country in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne. Frank lived his life demonstrating caring and concern for all.
Frank’s friends established the Colea Benevolent Fund to keep his spirit of caring and concern alive. Proceeds from the Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association Annual Golf Tournament benefit the Colea Benevolent Fund.
This fund is used solely to support Fire Fighters, Paramedics, and other members of the Public Safety community who are called upon to protect us from the dangers of fire, injury and illnesses, natural disasters and acts of terrorism. Your contribution is used in support of our First Responders who have suffered from burn injuries, physical injuries, hazardous exposures and chronic illness.
The Frank Colea Benevolent Fund
In September, teams of firefighters and paramedics come together from across North America to play softball and raise money to fight neuromuscular diseases. It is the largest gathering of firefighters and paramedics outside of the International's Biennial Convention. Each year this tournament is hosted by the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of Prince Georges County, International Association Of Firefighters Local 1619.
Over the years this tournament has become an institution for our union and for MDA. Besides the fun, sport, and camaraderie that takes place each year as teams of fire fighters from across the U.S. and Canada gather in Watkins Park for competitive softball, this tournament continues to provide substantial support for MDA and Jerry's Kids.
THE IAFF MDA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IS A 501 C 3 Charitable Orginization and is in its 44th Year.