Capitol Heights Industrial Storage Yard Fire Destroys Fire Apparatus

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BY: Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO Over 100 firefighters on-board nearly 30 pieces of fire and EMS units battled a 3-alarm fire in a Capitol Heights industrial park that claimed 2 pieces of fire apparatus. At about 5:15 pm. Monday, April 6, firefighters were alerted to a large column of black smoke billowing from the […]

Learn PIO 101 Before Using PIO 2.0 and Social Media

By: Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO I recently had the honor of facilitating a class of experienced and very talented public information officers (PIO) from around the country. I am an Emergency Management Institute instructor assigned to the Train the Trainer – All Hazards PIO Class, L-0953, at the National Emergency Training Center located at […]

Meerkat, Periscope or at All??

OK media friends and public safety professionals. A new tool for the PIO toolbox has emerged and I would like to know what you think. First, there was Meerkat and now a newer version, Periscope. Both allow live streaming through Twitter with your IPhone. I understand an Android version is soon to be released. Public […]

Today is the Safety First Day of the Month- March 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us @PGFDPIO Today is March 1, 2015 and is the Safety First Day of the Month. Today is the day that the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has designated for everyone to test their smoke and CO alarms. It’s simple: Push the TEST button […]

Final SIT Report – 6404 57th Avenue in Riverdale

PGFD Safety Investigation Team final report on the incident that injured seven firefighters.  The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is making this report available so that other departments can learn from our conclusions and recommendations.  Click on the link below to view the entire report. 6404 57th Ave Report  This report had been previously released. […]

PGFD House Fire – 12800 block of Princeleigh St in Largo 846 First Due 2-23-15

Watch raw video by clicking here.   Mark E. Brady Chief Spokesperson/PIO Prince George’s County, MD, Fire/EMS Department

Appointment of Deputy Fire Chief

      Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced his appointment of a long time Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department veteran to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. The appointment of Dennis C. Wood will be effective on March 8, 2015. Wood will be the Commander of Emergency Services for the Department […]

St. Baldricks Team PGFD 2015 Has a New Member

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO St. Baldricks is a charitable organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research.  Personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department have participated in these fundraising efforts by shaving their heads bald.  Team PGFD 2015 will participate in a group […]

County Monitored by Operations Centers During Snowstorm

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III activated the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Monday at 8:00 p.m.  The Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department followed with opening the Department Operations Center (DOC). “Prince George’s County is prepared for our first major winter weather […]

Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes in your Home and Business

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County homes constructed since the early 1990’s have a residential sprinkler system installed to save lives and protect property.  Therefore there are a large number of single family homes, in addition to commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings, that are equipped with […]

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    Sharon Jarrett
    PGFD Will Pay Respects to Fallen Hero Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart During Procession Through County
    Once again thank you. It means a lot to those pay respect to the fallen, especially our military. I have some pics to post and will tag you.
    2014-06-27 18:58:36
    firepronevada
    PGFD PROFILE – Fire Fighter/Medic John Bowman – Giving Back to the Community
    Fire fighters have a certain quality that makes them seem like super heroes, in more reasons than one: they are modern day heroes risking life and limb to keep citizens safe from unforgiving fires.Click Here
    2013-06-27 05:50:57
    DAVID RICHARDSON
    Fearing the Worst and Helpless – the Family called the Fire/EMS Department – Family Pet Rescued
    WHAT A NICE THING TO DO AND SUPER JOB. YOU ALL SHOULD BE PROUD. EVEN ANIMALS, BECOME ARE PART OF THE FAMILY. ALWAYS WORTH RESCUING.
    2013-06-10 01:59:18
    pukebussalesman
    PGFD Ceremonial Placing of New Apparatus In-Service
    Awesome looking fleet. Stay Safe!!!!
    2013-05-08 18:00:36
    pukebussalesman
    PGFD Ceremonial Placing of New Apparatus In-Service
    Awesome looking fleet. Stay safe.
    2013-05-08 18:00:04