Archive for May2010

Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Death of Three

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics made a disturbing discovery in a Hyattsville home after responding to a possible carbon monoxide (CO) incident this morning. At about 9:00 am, Sunday, May 30, 2010, Fire/EMS units responded to a 2-story, with basement, single family home in the 5600 […]

Editorial Opinion in GAZETTE NEWSPAPER Regarding Holiday Staffing

Editorial Opinion in today’s edition of the GAZETTE NEWSPAPER click here. Putting out fires Tight budget means compromises for all — and more suggestions for coping with shortages   The decision to use more volunteers Friday and Memorial Day to staff Prince George’s County fire stations has sparked outrage among firefighters, but the preparations and […]

World Trade Center Memorial Piece Resides in the County for this Evening

There is a team of New York Firefighters escorting a large piece of metal from the World Trade Center spending the night in Prince George’s County.  The World Trade Center Memorial piece of metal is on the way to become part of a larger memorial in Florida.  The World Trade Center piece and the Firefighters […]

Fire Fighter I Job Opportunity Announced

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department has announced the position of Fire Fighter I.  Additional information can be obtained by clicking here.

Truck Driver Injured in Crash with Train

At about 3:15 pm today a slow moving CSX freight train struck a slow moving dump truck as it was attempting to cross an unguarded crossing in Bladensburg. The incident occurred in a heavy industrial area in the 3300 block of Kenilworth Avenue. The adult male dump truck driver is being transported by paramedics to […]

Flat Pack SCBA Field Testing

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PHOTOS BY: Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the Prince George’s County. MD, Fire/EMS Department conducted a field test of a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). “These important field tests give us the information we need to ensure that this cutting-edge technology is safe, reliable and […]

Fire/EMS Department’s Very Own Cheesecake Factory

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Cheesecake Johnny and his “Oreo-Style Cookies and Cream Cheesecake” MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 He is one of Prince George’s County’s Bravest and until recently his off-duty hobby was one of our best kept secrets. Fire Fighter/Medic John L. Scruggs is a 15-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) […]

EMS AWARDS and a Paramedic Reunites with Victim

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Cindy Mathieu, Chris Larsen, Fire Chief E.A. Jones and Paramedic K.E. Murphy MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Several members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department were honored on Monday, May 17, 2010. To help kick-off National EMS Week, Fire Chief Eugene Jones presented several awards. The best award […]

DC GENERALS FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND

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Players on the team come from many of the area’s public safety agencies, including some great players from the Prince George’s County Police Department. The team’s annual National Police Week game again will be held in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. We would like to invite you, your command staff, […]

USFA Administrator Cochran Particpates in Career Day at Elementary School

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County MD Fire/EMS Department was pleased to assist the United States Fire Administrator today with a “career day” visit. Kelvin J. Cochran, U.S. Fire Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s United States Fire Administration, participated in a career day at the Skyline Elementary […]

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