Archive for April2010

3 House Fires on Thursday Afternoon

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Thursday afternoon, April 29, 2010, proved to be a busy time for firefighters as they fought three separate house fires within a 95 minute period. This rare occurrence of significant fire incidents within a short time frame displaced a total of 12 residents, caused an estimated $365,000 […]

Crash with Injury on Laurel-BowieRoad in Bowie

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A multi vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment occurred at about 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The crash occurred on Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197) near Grason Lane in Bowie, MD. Four passenger vehicles were involved in what started out as a head-on collision when, according to witnesses, a vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a […]

School Bus Contacts Low-Hanging Utility Lines.

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At about 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, a school bus came in contact with low hanging utility lines and pulled them down onto the bus while travelling on Guilford Road in College Park. The approximately 40 students on-board from the Hyattsville Middle School remained calm as College Park Firefighters took all required precautions in […]

EMS WEEK – Do You Have What it Takes to Handle a Shift????

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is preparing to honor our EMS personnel who dedicate their lives for our safety and well being. We want the members of the media to experience just a small portion of what our EMS personnel experience on a daily basis. See the dedication commitment, compassion and […]

FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT VALOR AWARDS

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Volunteer Captain Walter “Joe” Brown                        Volunteer Fire Fighter Timothy McCloskey Gold Medal of Valor                                                       Gold Medal of Valor                                                       Firefighter of the Year Fire Fighter/Medic Jamieson Scarlata                                   Fire Fighter/Medic Daniel J. Robinson Silver Medal of Valor                                                              Silver Medal of ValorParamedic of the Year                                                             Paramedic of the Year Paramedic Captain Ernest “Danny” Hughes Silver Medal of Valor Paramedic of the […]

Overnight Fires Damage Two Homes

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Two overnight house fires remain under investigation this morning. The first fire occurred late Tuesday, April 20, 2010, just before 12:00 am. Firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area were alerted to a house fire in the 10300 block of Duke of Wellington Court and arrived to find […]

BOWIE HOUSE FIRE – CROYDON LANE

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters from the Bowie area fought a well advanced fire in a Bowie home early this morning. Just after 1:30 am, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, firefighters arrived at the 1-sotry ranch style home in the 4000 block of Croydon Lane with heavy fire showing. About 10 minutes […]

PGFD Personnel Catch AMTRAK Training

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Nearly 400 members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department have recently completed training with safety officials from AMTRAK. Companies and command officers throughout the Department have been participating in Amtrak training for the past two months. In March, AMTRAK officials conducted two weeks […]

Federal Funding Received for EMS Training Equipment

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received $96,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights […]

MD Govenor O’Malley Visits Capital Heights VFD

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley had proclaimed that Capitol Heights, MD, in Prince George’s County will be the first “Capital for a Day” destination for the 2010 series. The monthly program brings the State Capital to every corner of Maryland through a series of events across a diverse selection of Maryland cities, towns and communities. “I’m […]

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