Archive for June2009

Two-Alarm Apartment Fire in Forestville

Story by Major Erroll George – Acting PGFD PIO At approximately 9:45 AM, Monday, June 15, 2009, Fire/EMS units from the Forestville and surrounding areas were alerted to a reported house fire in the 6400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon arrival, units encountered an apartment building with smoke and fire showing from the second floor […]

Early Morning House Fire on Stan Fay Drive

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Story by Major Erroll Geroge, Acting PIOPhotos by Jim Davis At around 2:30 AM, Monday, June 15, 2009, Fire/EMS units from the Upper Marlboro and surrounding areas were alerted to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Stan Fey Dr. Upon arrival, units encountered a single family home with fire showing from […]

Insulator Fire in METRO Tunnel

Just after 11:00 AM, Friday, June 12, 2009, Prince George’s County Firefighters responded to the Addison Road METRO Station located at 100 Addison Road South in Seat Pleasant. METRO Control reported smoke in the tunnel on the in-bound tracks. Firefighters arrived and found a moderate amount of smoke in the tunnel with smoke being effectively […]


Dear Friend and Colleague: I would like to invite you to Firehouse Expo, July 21-26, 2009, at the Baltimore Convention Center. I’m teaching this class with Pete Piringer and Dave Statter at the conference and thought you might be interested in attending: New Realities: Community and Media Relations and the New Media – Maintaining Your […]


Plenty of “Hits” in DetroitFirefighters Softball Team Travels to Detroit to play ball for chairity. Glenn Dale Personnel Recognized with Jaws of Life Award and Emergency Services Award

College Park area hit by heavy rains and lightening

College Park and nearby communities experienced flash flooding after a slow moving thunder storm passed through the area. In addition to heavy rain, lightening is believed to have ignited two house fires. About a dozen vehicles stalled in high swift moving water with the occupants requiring assistance from firefighters to reach higher ground. The intersection […]

Silver Spring Man Charged with Arson

Prince George’s County Fire Investigators have charged a Silver Spring man with Arson to a vacant structure. Fire Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Anthony John Sellers, 26 years of age, charging him with Second Degree Arson for a fire that occurred in June 2008. Second Degree Arson is a Felony that carries a maximum […]

Volunteers Conclude Successful Year of State Leadership

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The reigning President’s of the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA) and Ladies Auxiliary to the MSFA (LAMSFA), are celebrating their last week in this leadership role. Frank Underwood and Lois Hetz are both volunteer members within the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. Frank Underwood is a member of Branchville Volunteer Fire Department […]

College Park House Fire Displaces Four Students

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At around 9:10 AM, Monday, June 8, 2009, a fire erupted in the basement of a 2-story Cape Cod single family home in College Park. Contract workers were using a hand-held blow torch fueled by a small acetylene tank to remove old adhesive material from the basement floor. The heat from the torch ignited combustible […]

Fire/EMS Station and Administrative Offices Locked Down During Police Activity in Area

A Fire/EMS Station and a Department administrative office building were closed down for a short period of time this morning as police searched for suspects in the area. The Landover Hills Fire/EMS Station #830 and the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building (FSB) were locked down just before 7:30 AM, Monday, June 08, 2009. The police had […]

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