Archive for December2010

Ambulance Involved in Crash

At approximately 2330 hours last night a county ambulance assigned to Company 808, Seat Pleasant, was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Addison Road in Chapel Oaks, Maryland. Fire & EMS units quickly arrived on the scene and evaluated a total of four patients with everyone being okay […]

Four Residents Sick from Fumes

At approximately 2220 hours, Public Safety Communications received a 911 call from the 7000 block of Highview Terrace in Hyattsville, Maryland, for a report of an unknown odor in a three-story, multi-family apartment building. A fire department Engine was immediately dispatched and arrived shortly on the scene, investigated the situation, and discovered that a new […]

Bowie Crash Sends Two to Hospital

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Prince George’s County Public Safety personnel worked together this morning at the scene of a 2-vehicle crash. Just after 10:00 am, firefighters, paramedics and police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment. Personnel arrived at the incident scene in the 9500 block of Laurel Bowie Road, near Old Jericho Park […]

Home Damaged and Family Displaced in Christmas Morning Blaze

Just before 10:00 am, Christmas Morning, firefighters and medics were alerted to a house fire. Fire/EMS units arrived quickly at 6632 24th Avenue in Chillum and encountered a 1-story single family home with heavy fire showing. Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior attack on the fire and searched the house for any occupants. The fire was […]

PGFD Tech Rescue of Teenager

Just after 5:00 pm, December 24, 2010, firefighters, paramedics and the Department's Technical Rescue Team responded for an injured teen-aged female that had fallen down a steep incline into a dry creek bed ravine. Fire/EMS units responded to the 8100 block of Overfield Ct. In Bowie where the female had fallen into a 30ft ravine […]

Media Advisory – Firefighting Father and Son Work Christmas Day Together

A veteran Fire Fighter/Medic Captain and his Fire Fighter/Medic son will spend Christmas Day together protecting the citizens and residents of Oxon Hill and surrounding Prince George's County communities. John Elie and son, Chris, will have the rare opportunity to work together at the same station and it just happens to be on Christmas Day. […]

Beltsville Water Main Break

Fire/EMS Department Incident Commanders are on location and closely monitoring a water main break in Beltsville. The Washington Post is reporting the following information: Maryland Route 1 is closed in both directions between Ewing Road and Montgomery Road in Beltsville because of a water main break. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials warn that there is […]

Fire Lt. Ralph T. Welch Retires After 22 Years of Service

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One of the final tasks that Fire Lieutenant Ralph Welch wanted to do in his career was to be the chauffeur for the Emergency Operations Commander. So it was on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, Ralph Welch drove Acting Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lamoria around the County and visited many of the fire stations he had been assigned […]

Office of the Fire Chief’s Holiday Open House

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The Office of the Fire Chief’s Holiday Party brought many old and new acquaintances together to share in the festivities of the season.  Acting Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and staff hosted dozens of visitors at Fire/EMS Department Headquarters on the 4th floor of the Largo Government Center.   Guests enjoyed a variety food, snacks and soft drinks purchased with donated, non-county, funds.  On behalf […]

Greenbelt “Police & Fire Holiday Shop-Along”

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Shop-Along Group at the present-wrapping party held at the Greenbelt Fire/EMS Station. The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Greenbelt Police Department partnered for the first annual “Police & Fire Holiday Shop-Along” that occurred on Sunday, December 19th at the Target in Beltway Plaza. This program partners less fortunate children from the community with Greenbelt Police […]

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