Archive for December2009

Patuxent River Generates Two Water Rescue Calls

The ebb and flow of the Patuxent River had firefighters, medics and the Water Rescue Team busy on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. At about 9:00 PM, Fire/EMS units were alerted to a boat, with occupants on-board, in distress on the Patuxent River. Firefighter/Medics from Baden and surrounding communities including personnel from the Water Rescue and […]

Bladensburg Restaurant Damaged in Early Morning Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are still searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed a restaurant early this morning. At about 1:40 AM, Wednesday, December 30, 2009, Firefighters from the Bladensburg area were alerted to a report of a building on fire. Fire/EMS units arrived […]

Fire/EMS Department Incidents of Saturday, December 26, 2009

Three incidents on Saturday evening kept firefighters, paramedics and Fire Investigators busy. Incidents included an apartment building fire, house fire and an auto fire with fatality. Estimated fire loss from the incidents exceeds $1.5 million and displaced 24 families. OXON HILL APARTMENT FIRE Firefighters from Oxon Hill and surrounding communities battled a fire that damaged […]

NWS Issues FLOOD WATCH

Event: Flood Watch Alert: …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…CALVERT…CARROLL…CHARLES… FREDERICK MD…HARFORD…HOWARD…MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…PRINCE GEORGES…SOUTHERN BALTIMORE AND ST. MARYS. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN […]

3-Alarm Fire on Maxwell Drive will Displace 15 Families

Just before 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 24, 2009, Firefighters and Paramedics from the Suitland area were alerted to an apartment fire. Firefighters from the Morningside Fire/EMS Station were the first to arrive at 6388 Maxwell Drive in Suitland and encountered a 3-story garden style apartment building with fire showing from the second floor. The fire […]

Victim That Fell Through Ice has been Located

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A large Fire/EMS Department dispatch was sounded at about 9:30 AM, Tuesday, December 22, 2009, to search for a possible victim that fell through thin ice on a shallow Largo collection pond. After a systematic search was completed, no one was found in the water and the lone […]

Holiday Season Snow Storm – Prepared-Informed-Safe-Home

The December 2009 Holiday Season Snow Storm has Prince George’s County under a Winter Storm Warning, A Blizzard Warning and a State of Emergency declared by both the Governor and the County Executive. Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson declared a State of Emergency which requires all civilian vehicles off the roadways. Current snowfall […]

Good Samaritans Save Beltway Crash Victim

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A 27-year-old female can celebrate the Holiday Season this year because a host of Good Samaritans came to her aide and pulled her from her burning Jeep Wrangler. At about 8:45 AM, Wednesday, December 16, 2009, a multi-vehicle crash occurred on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway (Route 495) between Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) […]

Some Major Promotions

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Congratulations are in order for five members of the Fire/EMS Department that received official notification they have been promoted. Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones presented Certificates of Promotions today to these individuals while at the Largo/Kettering Fire/EMS Station #846. The promotions included three Majors and two Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenants. Promoted to the […]

HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY AND INJURY PREVENTION

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department sincerely hopes for all citizens and residents to enjoy a festive and fire safe Holiday Season. Traditionally, this is a time of the year when families and friends gather for food, fun, and festivities in celebration of the season. Over the years, the Fire/EMS Department has […]

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