Archive for March2011

Haz-Mat Crews Alleviate Community Fears About Green Creek

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Citizens and residents of University Park were startled to see a change in a waterway that traverses through the city. The color of the water in Wells Run Creek was an alarming fluorescent green. The Department’s Hazardous Materials team was dispatched and arrived on the scene at […]

Career Recruit School #43 – Day One

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The 43rd class of firefighter/medic recruits commenced on Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Departments Fire/EMS Training Academy in Cheltenham.  The Fire/EMS Department’s command staff, rank Majors and above as well as civilian managers, greeted the 35 recruits at a 9:00 am meeting.  Acting Fire Chief Marc […]

Bomb Squad Renders Safe Suspicious Package

The Bomb Squad used a remote device to disrupt a suspicious package found in the median strip of Branch Avenue at Coventry Way in Clinton. The package was constructed to have the appearance an improvised explosive device and personnel exercised all precautions during the investigation. Bomb Squad Technicians have collected what was left of the […]

Branch Avenue Closed While Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A road crew working along Branch Avenue made an unusual discovery this morning which has prompted the response of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bomb Squad.  A suspicious package was found on the side of Branch Avenue at Coventry Way in Clinton. As a result of […]

Fire Chief Participates in Live Fire Exercise with Recruits

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor has always believed that he would never ask anyone to do anything that he would not do himself. He proved that earlier this year by completing a physically challenging Candidate Physical Ability Test that potential recruits must successfully […]

Letter of Appreciation for Successful CPAT Administration

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930  AACO Deputy Chief Strobel and AACO Fire Chief Ray accept a plaque from Fire Chief Bashoor. (Steve Tabak) Awards of appreciation were presented in recognition of the Fire/EMS Department’s inaugural Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administration. Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor recognized the Anne Fire Chief […]

Small Changes in ALS Deployment Net Better Coverage of County

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will initiate a plan to enhance Advanced Life Services (ALS) available to the citizens and residents of the County on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  The overall ALS program evaluation is continuing with a long term Work Group, however the Department is making these initial changes based on a […]

Serious MVC in Laurel

At about 9:00 am firefighters and paramedics in Laurel were alerted to a motor vehicle crash in a normally quiet residential community. Firefighter/Medics arrived in the 8300 block of Montpelier Drive and found several people injured. An approximately 6 month old infant has sustained life-threatening traumatic injuries and medics are currently performing CPR and tending […]

Hall of Fame, Past Chiefs Portraits and Special Achievement Award

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department honored members of the Department with distinguished and honorable recognition.  An event was held at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills to induct new members into the Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame, unveil Past Chiefs Portraits […]

Special Upcoming Department Events

On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will hold two events honoring those that have and continue to serve our citizens and residents. At 11:00 am, a Past Chiefs Portrait Unveiling, Hall of Fame Induction and the 2010 Fire Chiefs Special Achievement Award presentation will be held at the Cranford-Graves Fire […]

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