Archive for June2009

Beltsville House Displaces Family – No Injuries

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A family of six will be displaced until repairs to the second floor of their Beltsville home can be made. At around 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Prince George’s and Montogomery County Firefighters responded to 12200 block of Torrey Pines Terrace in the Cross Creek subdivision and discovered a small fire in a second […]

Small Fire Handled Quickly in Vacant Garage

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Just after 1:00 PM, Firefighters from the Lanham area of Prince George’s County Maryland were alerted to a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a garage. Engine 848 and Truck 828, West Lanham Hills #2 and #1 respectively, were the first suppression units to arrive on the scene at 9308 Annapolis Road. They encountered a […]

Employee Recognition Awards

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Two employees of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department were recognized for their excellence in their respective area of work. Acting Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones presented awards to Major Dennis C. Wood and Administrative Assistant II Spencer Stevenson A. Stevenson at a ceremony in the Office of the Fire Chief on Friday, […]

State Convention Generates Awards for Fire/EMS Departments

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Glenn Dale, Bowie and Ritchie Win Top Awards The Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA) annual convention was held the week of June 14, 2009, in Ocean City, Maryland. Activities at the convention included election of officers, business meetings, elections, training, parade and new products and merchandise displays. Several Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) […]

Heat and Humidity Safety Tips

Heat and humidity are in the forecast for the upcoming days in Prince George’s County and the men and women of your Fire/EMS Department want you to stay informed and take precautions to stay safe and healthy. Temperatures in the nineties, combined with high humidity may create a dangerous situation for children, the elderly, and […]

Appointment Hearing For County Fire Chief

The Prince George’s County Council will consider the appointment of Acting Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones to be the Fire Chief for Prince George’s County, Maryland on Tuesday, July 14, at 1:30 pm in 1st Floor Hearing Room of the County Administration Building. The hearing will be immediately followed by a swearing-in ceremony in the […]

PGFD Provides Assistance During METRO Incident

On Monday, June 22, 2009, just after 5:00 PM, the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department embarked on an incident that resulted in the death of 9 people and injured some 70 others. Two six-car south-bound METRO trains were involved in a collision on a Red Line track just north of the Fort Totten station. A […]

Kayakers Rescued in Bowie – June 19, 2009

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2009Contact: Erroll George, Spokesperson, 240-832-5761 www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/FireEMS/ (Homepage) www.pgfireems.com (Newsroom) Several Kayakers Rescued from the Patuxent River At approximately 1100 this morning, Fire/EMS Department units from the Bowie and surrounding areas were alerted to reports of several Kayakers stranded on the Patuxent River near Queen Anne Road. Prince George’s County units, […]

CPR Save in Laurel, MD

Carlton “RIPP” Chase says Good-Bye after 31 years on the job at communications

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