Archive for November2009

No Injuries at Woodmore House Fire Despite “Backdraft”

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Conditions on Arrival. Heavy fire consumes the garage and extends towards attic.Photo by Firefighter/Medic Joseph A. Gegor, Paramedic 846. Conditions on Arrival. Heavy fire consumes the garage and extends towards attic.Photo by Firefighter/Medic Joseph A. Gegor, Paramedic 846. Conditions on Arrival. Heavy fire consumes the garage and extends towards attic.Photo by Firefighter/Medic Joseph A. Gegor, […]

The Show Must Go On – Firefighters Make ICE Happen

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Typically; when a firefighter utilizes a hydrant with the end result being the large formation of ice you would expect that a fire occurred on an extremely cold winter day. The temperatures were above normal and there was no fire the day firefighters helped to tap into a hydrant that would flow water to form […]

Neighbor Helping Neighbor – Bladensburg Volunteers Deliver the Goods

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MEDIA CONTACT: Randy S. Kuenzli, VP and Chairman of the Board of Directors, 301-883-7709 Firefighters from the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. not only spend their holidays protecting the community, but go steps beyond to take part in making the holiday a little brighter for others, maybe not so fortunate. Under the […]

Fort Washington Fire Ruled Arson – Investigators Seek Information

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Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are seeking information about a set fire that occurred on November 15, 2009. At about 2:15 AM, firefighters from the Fort Washington area and surrounding communities were alerted to a possible house fire. Fire/EMS units arrived at 1216 Sandy Bar Drive to find a 2-story detached garage in the rear […]

Glenn Dale Crash Seriously Injures Three Teens

Just before 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 19, 2009, a single vehicle roll-over crash occurred involving a mini-van. The crash occurred at the intersection of Quarterhorse Road and Fletchertown Road in Glenn Dale. Three occupants were trapped within the wreckage of their vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using heavy-duty hydraulic tools (Jaws-of-Life). One […]

As Temperatures Fall the Risks of Fire and CO Rise

Above average temperatures can only last so long and colder weather is on the way. Colder temperatures will mean that citizens and residents will start using their heating devices to stay warm. Along with these devices come the danger of fire and carbon monoxide (CO). Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics have already operated at two incidents […]

Louie’s Holiday Hope Project

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BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie Baysox and their lovable mascot Louie have recently announced today the return of Louie’s Holiday Hope Project for the third consecutive year. With the help of the Bowie Police Department and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, the Baysox will brighten the holiday season for local families in need. Prince George’s […]

Car Crash Forces Evacuation of Two Apartment Buildings

Just after 1:00 AM, Thursday, November 19, 2009, Firefighter/Medics from the Largo/Kettering area were alerted to an incident that involved a vehicle striking an apartment building. Firefighters arrived to find a Jeep Cherokee had, for whatever reason, left the roadway and struck a utility closet attached to an apartment building at 69 Harry S. Truman […]

Fire Chief Awards Deserving Personnel

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Lieutenant Colonel Victor Stagnaro, Emergency Operations Commander, was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Fire Chief Jones. Major Rudolph “Rudy” Thomas was selected as the Manger of the Month of October 2009 for his work as the Special Events Commander. Fire Captain Thomas “TJ” James was designated as the Employee of the Month for […]

PGFD “GOOD” NEWS RELEASE

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Administrative Assistant Kova Blake recently graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Fire Investigator Robert S. Kaleda and his four-legged partner “Joy” are back to work after successfully completing recertification with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). PGFD “GOOD NEWS” RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: […]

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