Archive for May2011

A Just Ducky Rescue by Clinton Firefighters

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Fire Fighter Ferriter with one of the rescued ducklings. Just a week after rescuing a large snapping turtle out of harm’s way the crew at the Clinton Fire/EMS Station continues their mission to protect lives, property and the environment. At around 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, the crew was alerted to a call to […]

Adult Male Working on Backyard Pool Suffers Cardiac Arrest

At around 2:00 pm on Memorial Day, an adult male was removing old water from his backyard swimming pool. Other family members found him unconscious in the deep end of the pool and called 911. The pool had very little water remaining. Fire/EMS units arrived at the home in the 5500 block of Edgewood Drive […]

Fire/EMS Department Operating Under a “Heat Stress Watch”

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, is in the midst of it’s first heat wave of 2011 with temperatures in the unhealthy levels and a forecast of daytime temperatures remaining in the 90’s. The Fire/EMS Department has initiated our first “Heat Stress Watch” for all emergency personnel.  This condition was designed by the Department’s Risk Management office […]

Season’s First Heat Wave Safety Advice

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The National Weather Service is forecasting the first heat wave of the season for Memorial Day into Tuesday. Heat indexes are likely to meet or exceed 100 degrees. Because this is the first round of seasonal heat and bodies are not acclimated yet, heat exhaustion and heat […]

Two Volunteer Fire Service Leaders Pass Away

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The career and volunteer family of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is saddened at the passing of two long-time volunteer fire service leaders.  Each of these men made significant impacts on their respective volunteer stations as well as the entire County fire service. William “Bill” Huttenloch, Past Chief of the […]

Worker Injured at Campus Construction Site

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A green steel re-bar column support lays on the ground after falling onto worker. At 1113 am, Friday, May 27, 2011, the ambulance from College Park,A812,  was dispatched to the intersection of Stadium Dr/Regents Dr on the campus of the University of Maryland for an injured person. […]

Weekly Recap of PGFD Stories

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 If you have not had the opportunity to visit the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services news site (www.pgfdnews.com) this week, you are missing some great stories and valuable information.  Here is a recap of the stories posted. Highly Decorated Arson K-9 “Misty” Passes Away Freak Crash in […]

Riverdale Volunteer Chief Ryan Expected to be Released from Burn Unit Today

During an early morning fire on April 8, 2011, Chuck Ryan was performing his duties as a District of Columbia Firefighter when he was critically injured. Ryan also serves as the Volunteer Chief of the Riverdale, MD, Fire/EMS Station in Prince George’s County. Today is another milestones in Ryan’s road to recovering from his injuries. […]

Career Recruit School #44 First Day at the Academy

Trailer Fire on Interstate 95 in Laurel

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Video and images by Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

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