Archive for January2011

Beltway Crash Involves Traumatic Injuries

Just before 9:30 am today a motor vehicle crash occurred on the OL (NB) Capital Beltway (Rt 495/95) prior to the Central Avenue exit in Capital Heights. One vehicle overturned and there were 4 traumas victims from the one car. 3 of the 4 injured were taken to a Trauma Center with serious injuries. The […]

Takoma Park Bank Incident

The incident at a Capital One Bank in the 1100 block of University Blvd is currently being coordinated by Montgomery County and they are the lead agency for the release of information. There are numerous PGFD Fire/EMS units on the scene. We have transported a PGPD Officer and at least one civilian (not the suspect) […]

Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Released From Burn Unit – County Executive Baker Visits Firefighter

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Reprinted with permission from http://www.kentland33.com/ On January 15th, 2011, Tower Ladder Lieutenant Christopher Rutter was seriously injured while operating on second alarm box 46-23. He suffered burns to his back when he fell through the first floor stairwell and into the involved basement. By the grace […]

Couple Overcome by CO From Generator Inside Home

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us A Fairmount Heights couple has been transported to a hospital suffering from exposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO).  At about 10:00 am today a 911 call was received from a home in the 1300 block of Doewood Lane.  The exact nature of the emergency could not be […]

Four Home Fires – All Without Power After Winter Storm

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department battled four house fires late Wednesday evening and through this morning.  All of the homes involved had lost power due to the winter storm on Wednesday.  in one of the incidents an adult female had to be rescued […]

Mount Rainier Fires Are Under Investigation

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal in conjunction with the Mount Rainier Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are aggressively investigating a series of fires in the Mount Rainier community. Evidence has […]

Drive Safely During Inclement Weather – SUV’s – This Means You Too!!!

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us During the early morning snow today, sleet and rain were creating hazardous driving conditions on area roadways. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department responded to an above average number of incidents for motor vehicle crashes, most of which did not result in serious […]

Snow Predicted – Power Outages Are a Possibility – Be Prepared

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The National Weather Service is predicting accumulating snow this afternoon in Prince George’s County. Snow will arrive this afternoon and is expected to fall and accumulate quickly during the evening hours. The snow is expected to be of a heavy and wet texture, meaning, the weight […]

Fire/EMS Department Returns to Oxon Hill Community After Tragic Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and staff from the Department’s Community Outreach Office returned to an Oxon Hill Community this afternoon providing fire safety information and smoke alarms after a tragic fire yesterday. Firefighters had extinguished a house fire at 307 Corla Drive at about 8:30 am […]

Hyattsville House Fire Claims Second Victim

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of a second victim from a Hyattsville house fire. On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at about 3:50 am, firefighters removed two sisters from their burning home in the 4700 block of 40th Avenue. Seven occupants were […]

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