Archive for July2009

Fire Chiefs from PGFD and DFRS Discuss Staffing Plan

The Fire Chiefs of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties met to discuss changes in suppression and EMS services along their border. Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene Jones and Montgomery County Fire Chief Richard Bowers, along with members of their respective command staff, met this afternoon in Hillendale to review and discuss the planned service […]

BELTSVILLE CRASH INJURES TWO DRIVERS

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Two adult females sustained traumatic injuries in a head-on crash on rain slickened roads. A 2-vehicle head-on crash occurred at about 8:15 PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2009, on Powder Mill Road near Center Road on the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center. The driver of each vehicle sustained multi-system trauma and were treated on the scene by […]

PGFD CONDUCTS TEEN CERT TRAINING

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The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, in cooperation with the County Office of Homeland Security, is currently conducting training for teenagers to be certified as members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The curriculum for Teen CERT is the standard national CERT training with an emphasis on student service and on […]

Personnel Receive Training on New Mobile Equipment

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Fire/EMS Department personnel are attending user training to implement a new electronic patient care report (ePCR) system. This system from the Intermedix Corporation provides both mobile computing and web based documentation platforms. TripTix® Mobile, using wireless broadband connectivity, allows emergency medical services (EMS) crews to quickly and securely complete clinical patient care reports that are […]

STAFFING PLAN UPDATE – BELTSVILLE VOLUNTEERS COMMIT STAFFING

The staffing plan announced yesterday has been adjusted due to a volunteer organizations commitment of staffing. On Monday, July 27, 2009, Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones announced a staffing plan that will go into effect on Sunday, August 2, 2009. The staffing plan would remove career staffing from Calverton, Chillum, Riverdale Heights […]

Oxon Hill K of C “Byrne Manor” Suffers Total Loss

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The Knights of Columbus Hall in Oxon Hill suffered a total loss from a fire that consumed the structure early this morning. Just after 2:00 AM, Tuesday, July 28, 2009, the District of Columbia Fire Department Office of Unified Communications notified Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications of the building fire. Initial reports from DCFD […]

Fire/EMS Department Promotions

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Lee R. Collins promoted to Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Russell L. Poe III promoted to Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant W. Derrick Lea promoted to Fire Major Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones recently promoted three members of the Department. In each of the promotional presentations Fire Chief Jones stated, “This promotion is in recognition of […]

PGFD UPDATES – NEW STAFFING PLAN ANNOUNCED

Monday, July 27, 2009, Volunteer Staffing Utilization Plan Seat Pleasant, Tuxedo-Cheverly, Forestville and Allentown Road will have career staffing re-deployed for a 24 hour shift starting at 7AM. Hyattsville and Berwyn Heights will have their career day crews re-deployed. The VSU plan will continue, on a reduced basis, when the new staffing plan goes into […]

PGFD STAFFING PLAN DAILY UPDATE – July 24, 2009

The following Fire/EMS Stations will have their career staffing re-deployed today. The volunteers from these respective stations have been scheduled to cover the vacant spots. Silver Hill #829 – 7 AM to 7 AMBunker Hill #855 – 7 AM to 7 AM Laurel Rescue #849 – 7 AM to 3 PMAccokeek #824 – 7 AM […]

VOLUNTEERS ANSWER THE CALL FOR HELP

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has been well known as one of the largest and busiest combination, volunteer and career, departments in the country, if not the world. The Department is currently comprised of about 700 career firefighters and paramedics, 1,050 volunteers (with about half of these participating in emergency operations) […]

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