Archive for September2010

September is National Preparedness Month – BE READY!!!

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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 […]

Departmental Crash Involving Ambulance and Civilian Vehicle

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Just after midnight, Thursday, a Prince Georges County ambulance and a civilian vehicle were involved in a crash in the 5600 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights. The crash resulted in 3 civilian fatalities and two Firefighter/Medics being transported to a Trauma Center. Ambulance 826 had just departed the Fire/EMS Station and was traveling […]

Two Separate Home Fires Occur Minutes Apart

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Prince George’s County Firefighters handled two home fires dispatched just minutes apart on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010. The fires were in Riverdale Heights and Largo and in the basement of each home. The incidents are not believed to be connected. At 1:52 pm, firefighters from Riverdale Heights and surrounding communities were alerted to a […]

TEAMWORK and SAVING JIMMY LOOR

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L to R; Fire Fighter/Medic Technician James R. Porter, Fire Fighter/Medic Michael S. Williams, Fire Captain Ricardo L. Summers, Fire Fighter/Medic Christine J. Wrzesinski, Jimmy Loor and the Staff from AAMC. MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperon, 240-508-7930, MEBrady@co.pg.md.us On Thursday, August 19, 2010, a recently retired civilian employee of the Prince George’s County […]

PGFD Incident Summary – Week of September 5, 2010

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Off-Duty Fire Captain Credited with Saving 2 Occupants from House Fire

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Fire Fighter/Medic Captain James Jiron MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us An off-duty member of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department is being credited with preventing injuries and, perhaps, saving lives, over the weekend in Woodstock, Va. Acting Fire Fighter/Medic Captain James Jiron entered a burning home, alerted and removed […]

Off-Duty PGFD Fire Captain Removes 2 Occupants of Burning Home

Early word from Woodstock VA is that off-duty PGFD Fire Captain James Jiron entered a burning home, alerted and removed 2 occupants unaware of the situation. Fire Captain Jiron was attending a family function in Woodstock, VA when he stepped outside the church and saw smoke coming from the rear of a 2-story duplex. He […]

Oxon Hill House Fire

An unattended candle ignited a fire in a second floor bedroom just after 11:30 am. Firefighters arrived at the 2-story single family home in the 800 block of Jessica Place with fire coming from a top floor window. A quick knock down was executed by 25 firefighters that were working on the scene. One occupant […]

Construction Materials Burn on Roof of Store Under Construction

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us At about 11:15 am, Friday, September 10, 2010, Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a fire on the roof of a 1-story commercial structure.  Fire/EMS units arrived at 2020 Saint Joseph’s Drive at the Glenarden-Woodmore Town Center and fought a 50X50 area of stored roofing […]

D Block – A Message to the American Fire Service

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