Archive for November2010

Upper Marlboro Pizza Hut Damaged in Early Morning Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, A 5:00 am blaze significantly damaged the Upper Marlboro Pizza Hut (Mike Boone) An early morning fire caused significant damage to the Upper Marlboro Pizza Hut. At about 4:40 am, Tuesday, November 30, 2010, firefighters were dispatched to the 7600 block of South Osborne Road, near […]

Safety Tips for Electric Space Heaters

A Laurel, Maryland, family may have learned the hard way; however, their loss of property should serve as a reminder to everyone about precautions when using electric space heaters. Fire/EMS units from the Laurel area were alerted to a house fire on Friday evening, November 26, 2010, just after 8:00 pm. Firefighters from Laurel arrived […]


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The Prince George’s County, Maryland, Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) made Oprah’s Favorite Things list!!! The Oprah Show has saved the best for her farewell season, The most fantastical Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things ever and PGFD is one of them! For the past 25 years, The Oprah Show has made saying two little words—”thank […]

Natural Gas Incident at U of M

Seventy occupants of a child care center on the campus of the University of Maryland were temporary relocated as a precaution while firefighters dealt with a nearby natural gas emergency. At about 11:30 am a contractor ruptured a natural gas line outside of Denton Dining Hall. Firefighters stood ready awaiting the arrival of the utility […]

Will PGFD/Travolta/Ladder 49 Show Make Oprah’s Favorite Moments???

The Oprah Winfrey Show is in its final season of production. As part of the farewell season, Oprah revisits  her most favorite moments on the show. One of her upcoming shows highlights her favorite “Thank You Day Follow-Ups” and we are hopeful the segment that included members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services […]

Public Safety Assistance Annual Food Basket Program

Food Basket – Media Day will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:30 am at the Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station, 3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. 

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner Safely

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department offers the following safety tips, to ensure that all citizens and residents will enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, fire safety and injury prevention guidelines are often overlooked during the holidays. Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones stated, “By using fire-wise common […]

Three Separate Home Fires Displace 11 Residents

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Prince George’s County Firefighters have battled three house fires since yesterday afternoon. These three fires combined in nearly $200,000 in estimated fire loss and 11 family members displaced from their homes. Fortunately, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. All three home fires have been investigated and deemed accidental with the cause being electrical […]

Hiring and Testing Process Continues with Candidate Physical Agility Test

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, The job of a Firefighter/Medic is one of the most physically demanding with new recruits never making it through the training academy. Recruits leaving the academy and injuries caused as a result of training cost the County an untold amount of money, not to mention, leaving […]

Gaylord Resort Attraction is Cold and Safe

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Departments Office of the Fire Marshall and local firefighters conducted a Life Safety Inspection and walk through of the Gaylord National Resort as they gear up for their Christmas on the Potomac. This holiday attraction will open to […]

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