Archive for September2010

Torrential Rains Forecast – Are You Ready???

Mother Nature is planning to visit bringing torrential rains and possibilities for floods and flash flooding. September is National Preparedness Month and the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign in encouraging Americans to take an active role in personal and community disaster preparedness. […]

Gas Leak Closes Roads and Community College

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At about 8:15 am, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, firefighters responded to a report of a natural gas leak near Largo Road (Route 202) and Campus Way South in Largo. Upon arrival they found a 4 inch high-pressure natural gas line break that occurred during land excavation on the grounds of the Prince George’s Community College […]

Unit Citation for Technical Rescue Services

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Prince Georges County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones has witnessed several incidents involving the Technical Rescues Services where either humans or animals have been successfully rescued and property saved. These incidents include, but are not totally inclusive, the rescue of a teen-aged male from a snow covered cliff in Upper Marlboro, removal of an adult […]

Brandywine Crash Critically Injures 1-year-old

Just after 4:00 pm, September 27, 2010, a motor vehicle crash occurred at Floral Park Road and Old Liberty Lane in Brandywine.  There are four patients that have sustained some minor injuries and will be transported to local hospitals.  The most critical is a 1 year old child that has sustained critical and life threatening […]

St. Baranbas Road Fire Contained to Unit of Origin

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Prince George’s County Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a fire and limit the amount of damage in a Silver Hill condominium this morning. Just after 10:00 am, firefighters were alerted to a fire in a 3rd floor condo at 3853 Saint Barnabas Road. This is a 3-story garden-style condominium building in the Marlow Towers Complex. […]

PGFD Stations Support Take-Back Day – Prescriptions Meds Can Only be Accepted at Police Agencies

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department fully supports the efforts of National Take-Back Day and encourages citizens and residents to visit the closest law enforcement agency listed below to take advantage of this program. Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Stations are not authorized to accept your prescription meds. On September 25, 2010, The Drug Enforcement Agency […]

Tokyo Chief Visits Allentown Road

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Station #832, Allentown Road, hosted a special visitor the weekend of September 18, 2010.  Assistant Chief Niwa from the Tokyo Fire Department was visiting the area and stopped by the Allentown Road station.  Pictured are (L to R) Fire Lieutenant Jeff Pinkett, Assistant Chief Niwa, Fire Fighter Mike Fleming and Fire Fighter […]

Three Injured in Beltsville Crash on Powder Mill Road

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Just after 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2010, a 2-vehicle crash occurred in Beltsville involving three people sustaining injuries. The crash occurred in the 3100 block of Powder Mill Road in Beltsville involving two cars.  The first vehicle was occupied by two teen-aged males each sustaining serious, non-life threatening in juries.  The teen-aged driver was trapped […]

Forestville Apartment Fire Quickly Extinguished

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us At about 6:30 pm, Monday, September 20, 2010, Fire/EMS units were alerted to an apartment on fire at 3233 Walters Lane. Firefighters arrived at the 3-story apartment building to find fire coming from a terrace level unit with fire extending up the exterior of the building. An […]

Is Your Emergency Kit Ready???

During September, the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign in encouraging Americans to take an active role in personal and community disaster preparedness. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide campaign highlighting the simple steps each of us can take to be prepared for […]

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