Archive for February2011

CAUTION – High Wind Warning – Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued by NWS

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, The National Weather Service (NWS) advises that ‘Hazardous’ winds with gusts up to 60 mph are expected across the area this afternoon and evening.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has also been issued.The NWS warns severe weather could cause property damage and power outages and has issued […]

Temple Hills Apartment Fire

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, Just before 5:00 am, Friday. February 25, 2011, firefighter/medics from the Silver Hill area were alerted to a 911 call reporting smoke inside of an apartment.  Firefighters arrived at 4467 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills, a 3-story garden style apartment building, advising of a working fire. […]

Funeral Arrangement for Hyattsville Deputy Chief Jimmy Hook

Arrangements for Deputy Chief Jimmy Hook, Hyattsville VFD Dave J Iannone, President, Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:38 PM The following are the formal arrangements to remember Jimmy Hook,Deputy Chief of the Hyattsville Volunteer fire Department. As many ofyou know, Jimmy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after falling ill  during a […]

Wind Advisory for Friday

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, View more videos at: The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Prince George’s County and surrounding areas.  The ground is saturated from recent snow melt with a forecast of a heavy rainfall overnight combined with the wind could spell trouble for downed trees.  Citizens should stay prepared, […]

All Clear Given at Day Care Center Haz Mat

Just before 12:30 pm, Thursday, February 24, 2011, fireifghters and the Department’s Hazardous Materials Team were dispatched to investigate a “chemical odor” with a sick person.  Fire/EMS/Haz Mat units responded to 310 Garrett A. Morgan Boulevard in Landover, a commercially run daycare center in a building shared by County and METRO employees. According to Fire/EMS […]

Long Time Volunteer Fire Fighter “Jimmy Hook” Passes Away

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, It is with deep regret that the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department announces the sudden and unexpected death (medical) of one of our volunteer members. We join the officers and members of the Berwyn Heights (BHVFD) and Hyattsville (HVFD) Volunteer Fire Department’s in the […]

Forest Heights House Fire Displaces Residents – UPDATE

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A Forest Heights house fire this morning caused significant damage and displaced it’s occupants.  At about 8:45 am, Thursday, February 24, 2011, Firefighter/Medics from the Oxon Hill area were alerted to a house fire in the 100 block of Seneca Drive.  Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 2-story single family home with fire showing from […]

County Executive and Fire Chief Comment on One of the Busiest Days in PGFD History

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Sunday, February 20, 2011, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and Fire Chief Marc Bashoor provided comments concerning the wind driven incidents from the day before.  Saturday, February 19, 2011, is being called one of the busiest days in the departments history. At the conclusion of […]

Examiner Article -Dangerous stretches cause most fatalities on the Beltway

Dangerous stretches cause most fatalities on the Beltway TAGS:  AAA   Ben Giles   Capital Beltway   car crash   College Park   fatalities   John Townsend   Prince George’s County   Woodrow Wilson Bridge COMMENTS (0) SHARE PRINT By: Ben Giles 02/19/11 8:05 PMExaminer Staff Writer Click to expand map While thousands of people crash on the notoriously […]

Clinton House Fire with Civilian Injury

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Prince George’s County Firefighters dealt with a house fire in Clinton this afternoon that injured an adult male occupant.  At about 4:00 pm, Fire/EMS units responded to a reported house fire at 5820 Barnes Drive and arrived to find a 2-story home with heavy fire showing from the attached garage.  A partial collapse of the structure […]

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