Archive for July2010

PGFD Contingent Attend Funeral in Bridgeport CT

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Approximately 35 career, volunteer and retired personnel representing Prince George`s County were in Bridgeport Connecticut to honor the passing of Lt. Velasquez at his funeral on Friday, July 30, 2010. Andy Pantelis, President of IAFF Local 1619 stated, “It was with great sadness that the Officers and Members of IAFF Local 1619 announced the death […]

PEPCO and PGFD Public Service Announcement

Incident Summary – Week of July 18, 2010

incident summary and dollar loss 7-18 to 7-24 –

Firefighter Seeks Life-Saving Assistance for His Son

“Tre” Price is the son of Woodrow “Woody” Price, a Prince George’s County Volunteer Firefighter and a career Firefighter in the District of Columbia. Woody is reaching out to his comrades in the hopes of finding a donor match for his son. Please read the letter from Tre’s mom, Crystal Price, about how you can […]

PGFD Contingent Departs to Pay Respects to LODD’s in Bridgeport CT

A contingent of Prince George’s County Firefighters will depart at midnight tonight to attend funeral services for two Bridgeport, CT Firefighters that lost their lives in the line of duty.  One of the firefighters, Lt. Steven Velasquez, is a former member of our Department and maintained numerous friendships in this area.  The Prince George’s County […]

Oxon Hill House Fire Ignites Just After Power is Restored – 3 Firefighters Injured

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Just after 3:00 pm firefighters from Oxon Hill and surrounding communities were alerted to a house fire.  Fire/EMS units arrived at 5604 Miles Drive in the Forest Heights subdivision of Oxon Hill.  The house is a 1 1/2 story, with basement, Cape Cod, single family home which has been without electrical power since the powerful storm of Sunday […]

5604 Miles Dr in Forest Heights-Oxon Hill

1 1/2 story single family home. Firefighters encountered heavy fire on arrival. Getting a knock on fire. Mark E. Brady

Powerful Sunday Storm Cause Death and Damage

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A powerful storm rolled through Prince George’s County Sunday afternoon packing high winds and rain. The storm left a path of destruction in its path and 1 death. Clean-up efforts continued into Tuesday with public works and utility companies clearing trees and lines downed by the storm. Thousands lost power and phone service and commuters […]

Pet Alerts Family to Fire with a Back-Up Alert from Smoke Alarm

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An Upper Marlboro family benefited from two early indicators of danger in their home early Monday morning. Just before 4:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2010, an apparent electrical malfunction ignited a fire in the basement of a home in the 17800 block of Central Avenue. As the fire slowly spread, smoke started to fill the […]


Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications officials have been in contact with representatives from Verizon about the on-going issue of phone service outage within communities in the Northern section of the County.  On Monday, July 26, 2010, Verizon was experiencing a central office-based wire-line telephone outage in the Greenbelt, Berwyn, College Park area as a result of […]

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