Archive for March2009


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A Riverdale neighborhood convenience and grocery store has been declared a total loss after a late morning fire. At about 11:15 AM, Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Firefighters and Paramedics from the Riverdale/Bladensburg area were dispatched to a 911 report of smoke coming from the roof the LA Consentida Grocery Store at 5401 Kenilworth Avenue in […]

Greenbelt Apartment Fire – 172 Westway

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Just after 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Firefighters and Paramedics from Greenbelt and surrounding communities were alerted to an apartment fire. Fire/EMS units arrived within minutes at 172 Westway, a 3-story garden style apartment building, to find heavy smoke coming from the top floor and roof. An aggressive interior fire attack was established […]

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Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station was the busiest Prince George’s County station in 2008 with 17, 318 responses. Each year the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department participates in FIREHOUSE National Run Survey. Being as we are a combination, career and volunteer, we fall into the paid department category. Statistics information is compiled by Christine […]

Highly Decorated Fire Major Retires

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After 26 years of dedicated services, one of the most highly decorated members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is retiring. Major Victor N. Ferreira, Jr. has announced his intentions to retire at the end of March 2009. Major Ferreira, who currently serves as a Commander of the Fire/EMS Training Academy, […]

Fire Lt. Selected as K of C Career Firefighter of the Year

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Fire Lt. Douglas P. Sudik was recently recognized by the Knights of Columbus as the County Career Firefighter of the Year at the Knights of Columbus in Bowie. The Fire/EMS Department has been made aware that he also has been selected at the State level for this honorable distinction. Lt. Sudik was part of a […]

Victim Saved From Burning Vehicle by Maryland State Police

Two Maryland State Police Troopers are credited with rescuing a female from her burning vehicle this morning in Upper Marlboro. At about 6:30 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, an adult female driver experienced a medical emergency related to low blood sugar while driving on Route 301 near Leeland Road. Her car ran off the roadway […]


FIRE INSPECTION FEE IMPLEMENTED Program Starts April 1, 2009 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal will begin charging for fire inspections, effective April 1, 2009. County occupants who are required to show proof of a fire inspection in order to operate as a business, educational facility, health […]

GAZETTE ARTICLE: Retired Public Servant Still Giving Back

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by Timmy Gelles GAZETTE NEWSPAPER Staff Writer Retired public servant still giving back It’s a cold Saturday evening in late February and 50 firefighters have been battling a blaze at a single-family home for over an hour. Nearby, a large RV is parked and helping the effort, not by providing water to battle the fire, […]

Firefighters Work Quickly to Save Homes from Brush Fire

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At about 3:00 PM, Monday, March 9, 2009, firefighters from the Allentown area were alerted to smoke in the area of the 9200 block of Allentown Road. Firefighters responded and discovered a large, fast moving brush fire along the power lines. The area burning was near two housing communities and the wind was assisting in […]

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Article in today’s WASHINGTON POST that is about life in Baden. Several mentions of Baden Fire/EMS Station and several of their volunteer members. A World Unwinding Out There in Baden – Robert Buddy Boswell lives on 30 acres just three minutes away from the Baden Volunteer Fire Department, where he spends hours as a […]

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