Archive for June2010

PGFD PROFILE – Kristines Quiet Place is Award Winning Gardening

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Article by Mark E. Brady and Diane V. Cunningham, Photos by Mark E. Brady An award winning gardening hobby helps this 16-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department relax and unwind. Kristine J. Ferreira began her career with the Fire/EMS Department as a paramedic in March 1993 and subsequently cross-trained […]

State Firemen’s Convention Nets Leadership Role and Awards for PGFD

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The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) and Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Association (LAMSFA) held their annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland, the week of June 13th. Prince George’s County was well represented by firefighter/EMT’s, volunteer and career, and civilian members. Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones attended the entire convention and was present during several significant […]

Hot Outdoors-Be Cool Indoors!!!

Very hot and humid conditions are expected in the Prince George's County MD, today. The high temperature is forecast to be 99 degrees, and the heat index could rise to 103 or 104. Air quality is Code Orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups). Citizens and residents be cool indoors and stay hydrated, avoid overexertion, and remain […]

Seat Pleasant House Fire with Injuries

A teen-aged male suffered serious injuries at an early morning house fire. Just after 3:30 am, Saturday, June 26, 2010, firefighters and paramedics responded to a house fire in the 6200 block of Foote Street in Seat Pleasant. Upon arrival they encountered a 2-story single family home with fire on all levels and an occupant […]

SUV Crashes Through Store Front Injuring 3 Inside

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The lunch hour at a Beltsville restaurant came to a sudden closure when a vehicle crashed through the front of the store injuring 3 patrons. At about 12:30 pm, Friday, June 25, 2010, almost 2 dozens patrons and employees of PHO 88 Restaurant, part of a strip […]

Fireworks Amnesty Program – All Consumer Fireworks are Illegal in County

The Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department responds to several calls for injuries related to fireworks each year. The Fire/EMS Department is concerned about the potential for injury and property damage from fireworks. Every year, near the Fourth of July we see and hear of thousands of people injured and sometimes […]

Fire/EMS Department Operate Under a “Heat Stress Watch”

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, is in the midst of a string of days with temperatures in the unhealthy levels and a forecast of daytime temperatures remaining in the 90’s. Firefighters and paramedics have handled an increased number of responses since the June heat arrived and continue to deal with the responses and coping with the […]

County Building Evacuated

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Just after 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, firefighters were alerted to investigate an automatic fire alarm sounding at 5000 Rhode Island Ave in Hyattsville. Upon arrival it was discovered that a HVAC unit malfunctioned and released a small quantity of freon. As a precaution, the District I Police Station was evacuated while the haz-mat […]

Branchville Volunteers PT for Health and Fitness

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In early April 2010, several members of a volunteer fire station sat in the dayroom discussing getting in shape. Cardiac-related incidents are among the leading causes of firefighter deaths in the United States. Over the past two decades, statistics show that 50 percent of firefighter fatalities are attributed to poor health conditions. A small group […]

Active Shooter Exercise at the University of Maryland

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The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department participated in an Emergency Response Full Scale Exercise at the University of Maryland, College Park, this morning. The exercise scenario involved an active shooter that entered the University Health Center and opened fire on four individuals. Firefighters and Paramedics, volunteer and career, from College Park Fire/EMS […]

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