Archive for September2009

Battalion Chief Reilly is Employee of the Month

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Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones is pleased to announce that Fire Fighter/Medic Battalion Chief Kevin T. Reilly has been selected as the Fire/EMS Department Employee of the Month. Battalion Chief Reilly was presented with a certificate during a ceremony in the Fire Chief’s Office with many members of the command staff in […]

Fire Chief Acknowledges Assistance with Transition

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The Chief of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, Eugene A. Jones, has made some very difficult decisions since taking the oath of office in July 2009. In order to meet budgetary constraints while at the same time increasing the safety of crews by reducing understaffed responses a redeployment of personnel was […]

Lanham House Fire and Elementary School Trailer Fire

Firefighters were alerted to a Lanham house fire at 10:15 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2009. Upon arrival firefighters located a fire in a basement and had it knocked down within 15 minutes of arrival. Locating and extinguishing the fire proved to be somewhat of a challenge as “Colliers Mansion” conditions existed. High stacks of combustible […]

Arson is Cause of Townhouse Fire – Suspect Detained

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Firefighters from the Lanham/Greenbelt area battled a townhouse fire that was the result of arson. At about 4:40 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2009, firefighters were alerted to a townhouse fire in the 6700 block of Village Park Drive in Lanham. Firefighters arrived and quickly knocked down a fire in an attached garage. No one was […]

Vacant Warehouse Fire in Riverdale

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On Friday, September 25, 2009, at about 6:00 PM, Firefighters from the Riverdale area were alerted to a building fire. Fire/EMS units arrived at a large vacant warehouse with fire and smoke showing. The warehouse was the former Lustine Collision Center, 4510 Longfellow Street, which has been shuttered for some time waiting redevelopment. The bulk […]

Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Founders Circle Celebration

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Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department joined to pay homage, respect and memorialize our career and volunteer firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice and to those that laid the foundation to make our combined organizations the great Department it is today. On Saturday, September 26, 2009, volunteer, career and […]

Gas Leak at Penn Mar Shopping Center Mitigated

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Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a potentially dangerous situation at a strip shopping center. A Washington Gas Company employee was investigating a customer complaint of an odor of natural gas near the Marshall’s Department Store at Penn Mar Shopping Center, 3400 Donnell Drive in Forestville. The Gas Co. employee encountered a strong odor […]


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Firefighters from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Sixth Battalion conducted training evolutions on Rapid Intervention and Mayday procedures today, Friday, September 25, 2009. The training was held at the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station #831. Personnel assigned to Beltsville, Calverton, Greenbelt, Laurel, Branchville and Berwyn Heights, under the direction of Battalion Chief Dave Borchardt, […]

Firefighters Participate in “Heats On – Waters Off” Program

“Heat’s On – Water’s Off” ProgramHelps Seniors in Tough Times LANHAM, MD, September 21, 2009 every year since 1998, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington, Plumbers Local 5 and Steamfitters Local 602 have sponsored the Heat’s On – Water’s Off workday in Prince George’s County. The idea is to donate materials and expert volunteer […]


Bowie House Fire and Bowie House Fire Increase in Volunteer Applications Beltsville Siren District Heights Apartment Fire

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