Archive for March2010

Paramedics Return to Full Duty – Protocols Updated

Two paramedics assigned to limited public contact since last Friday have received medical clearance to return to full duty. The actions of the paramedics were called into question after their initial assessment that a patient was presumed deceased was not accurate. The patient was transported to the hospital about 1-½ hours later by another EMS […]

Fire Chief Presents Yearly Awards

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Largo, MD…On Wednesday, March 31, 2010, Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones presented four prestigious Departmental awards during a State of the Department Address. The event was held at the Fire/EMS Department Headquarters on Basil Court in Largo.  These awards, Fire Chief’s Special Achievement Award and the Manager and Employee of the Year, are in recognition […]

3107 Good Hope Avenue – First Floor Damaged by Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters battled a fire on the first floor of a Temple Hills condominium building today requiring dozens of evacuations. At about 12:30 PM, Monday, March 29, 2010, residents of the Lynhill Condominiums at 3701 Good Hope Avenue called 911 to report smoke on the first and second […]

Actions of Personnel Are Under Review

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has initiated a Quality Assurance review of the actions of two paramedics that resulted in a delay of care. On Friday, March 26, 2010, Fire/EMS units were requested by the Glenarden Police Department at around 12:00 PM to assist on a possible deceased person call. A […]

Fire Ground Survival Training

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Personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department are participating in a Train the Trainer program at the Fire/EMS Training Academy (FETA) in Cheltenham.  This training is actually a beta test for aprogram that will be taught around the Country.  The training program, “Fire Ground Survival” is designed to teach firefighters how to […]

Spring Cleaning May Have Prevented This Home Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighters made a quick knock on a fire inside of a Suitland home this morning. Just before 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, Fire/EMS units were dispatched to the 5900 block of Cable Avenue for a 911 report of a fire in a house. […]

Get Involved in Baskin-Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night

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Baskin-Robbins® and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are again partnering to create an event to benefit local fire service organizations nationwide. On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Baskin-Robbins® stores across the country will hold 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5 – 10pm to show their commitment to the firefighting community. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is […]

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NIOSH REPORT ON FORESTVILLE STRIP MALL EXPLOSION – MAY 2009 On May 7, 2009, two captains, a lieutenant, and five fire fighters were injured during a natural gas explosion at a strip mall in Maryland. At 1254 hours, dispatch reported a natural gas leak inside a business at a strip mall. Five minutes later, the initial […]

Clinton House Fire with Civilian Fatality

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At about 11:15 PM, Saturday, March 20, 2010, Firefighter/Medics were alerted to a house fire with a child trapped inside. Firefighters and paramedics arrived quickly and immediately located the child; however, she had already succumbed to injuries. An adult female ran to her neighbor’s house in the […]

Beltsville Home Fire Started in Van Under Carport

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CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Beltsville home suffered $85,000 in estimated fire loss and displaced 6 residents. On Thursday, March 11, 2010, at about 5:30 PM, firefighters from the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station #831 arrived quickly to a 1-story single family home with heavy fire consuming an attached carport with smoke issuing from […]

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