Archive for February2010

PGFD’s New Radio System – “The Sky is Falling – The Sky is Falling”

BY: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The word on the street is that no one will be able to monitor the transmissions involving the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department when we move to the new radio system. This could not be farther from reality. The main dispatch frequency and many operational […]

3-Alarm Laurel Fire – 13009 Mistletoe Spring Road

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WHAT: 3-Alarm apartment fire TIME: 2:58 PM DATE: February 22, 2010 LOCATION: 13009 Mistletoe Springs Road, Laurel, MD, Willow Lake Apartments PHOTOS and VIDEO: Mark E. Brady An observant police officer observed smoke coming from the roof of a Laurel apartment building, alerted the buildings residents and radioed for assistance from the Fire/EMS Department. On […]

Firefighters Quick Work Limit Injury and Damage to Nursing Home

Firefighters worked quickly to protect the residents of a nursing home and limited the fire damage to their facility. Prince George’s and Montgomery County Firefighters and Paramedics were alerted to a fire at the Paint Branch Home, 3120 Powder Mill Road in Adelphi, at about 8:45 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2010. The assisted care/nursing home […]

Firefighters Save a Dog to Prevent Citizen Injuries

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A Laurel resident contacted the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department to seek assistance for a dog that had fallen into a storm drain. At about 1:45 PM, Tuesday, February 16, 2010, firefighters and medics from the Laurel area and the Department’s Technical Rescue Team arrived at the intersection of Clarke Avenue and […]

Fire Inspector Rick X. Norris Passes Away

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The Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department has suffered a loss with the passing of employee Ricky X. Norris. Rick Norris, 50 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. His immediate supervisor, Harvey Powell stated, “Rick was a friend and co-worker and his service here in Prince Georges County was commendable; as he worked […]

Two Heavy Snow Rescues

Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics handled two rescues this evening involving accumulation of heavy snow on structures. One of the rescues involved injury to an adult female and the other was a rescue of a dog trapped in a collapsed kennel. The first incident occurred just before 5:00 PM when personnel responded to the […]

Smithsonian Museum Support Center “Garber Facility” Among Those Damaged by Roof Collapses

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Prince George’s County Firefighters have responded to several reports of roof collapses since yesterday. Some of these collapses involved detached structures, for example; carports and sheds. On other calls, residents noticed unusual sounds or cracks in walls and firefighters investigated any potential for collapse. Fortunately, no one has been injured in any of these collapses […]

Civilian Injured in Residential Garage Roof Collapse

At about 11:45 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics responded to a 911 call reporting a roof collapse of a residential garage at 11012 Croom Road in Upper Marlboro. An adult male had been attempting to remove snow from the pitched roof of his garage and had just exited the […]

Fire CHief Jones Commends His Department for BLizzard 2010 Operations

TO: Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department FR: Eugene A. Jones, Fire Chief RE: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty In keeping with the highest traditions of the Fire/EMS service, the men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department responded to the calls of the citizens and residents despite the […]

Winter Storm of February 5th-6th-7th, 2010

Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics handled 1823 calls for service over a 3-day period starting on Friday, February 5, 2010 (475 calls) while up to 29 inches of a heavy and wet snow blanketed the area. The busiest day was Saturday, February 6, 2010, when 752 calls were handled including nearly 200 for power […]

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