Archive for June2011

Recruits with Experience Take an Oath and Hit the Streets

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BY: Ashley D. Mansfield, Student Intern, PGFD Public Information Office ADMansfield@co.pg.md.us         Firefighter I/II, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Medical Technician are a few of the courses that must be completed by academy recruits. However, prior to entering the academy, some recruits have already met the necessary course requirements. Those who have met the prerequisites […]

Bowie Volunteer Elected as 1st Vice-President of Regional Organization.

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At the 2011 Annual Conference of the Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Bowie Volunteer Fire Department’s Deputy Chief Pete Mellits was elected to the 1st Vice President of the Division, which was held in Wilmington, Delaware at the end of May. He previously held the 2nd Vice President position. Pete […]

Volunteer Firefighter Rides for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Fund Raiser

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Kentland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Kelleher recently made us aware of a special journey for one member of their department.  Kelleher stated, “Sergeant Oleg Pelekhaty spent 16 days, riding mostly solo, over 6000 miles across the United States of America to promote ovarian cancer awareness […]

Crisman Installed to State Organization President – Surprised by Visit from County Executive Baker

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Teresa Ann Crisman, a long time volunteer and fire safety advocate, took the oath of office and was installed as the President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (LAMSFA).  The installation ceremony took place on June 21st during the Annual Convention held in […]

Firefighters Rally for Fire Chief Bashoor’s Presentation at State Convention

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters from across the State of Maryland were provided with an informative training session that captured the attention of everyone in attendance.  The session was held during the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA) 119th Annual Convention.  Thousands of firefighters, medics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Ladies Auxiliary, family and […]

Outside Gas Leak in the 7200 block of Waldron Ave

At approximately 12:40 pm crews from the Temple Hills area responded to a report of an outside gas leak in the 7200 block of Waldron Ave.  Crews arrived to find that a 1 inch high pressure gas line was struck by a piece of construction equipment (backhoe).  A total of five houses were evacuated and […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely and Legally

2011 Fireworks Amnesty The Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department responds to several calls for injuries related to fireworks each year. The Fire/EMS Department is concerned about the potential for injury and property damage from fireworks. Every year, near the Fourth of July we see and hear of thousands of people injured […]

Update to House Fire in Glenn Dale

12600 block of Hillmeade Station. The injured Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic was treated and released from the hospital yesterday evening. The cause of the fire is still under investigation with an estimated loss of $200,000.00. Major Erroll George240-832-5761

Glenn Dale House Fire with Partial Floor Collapse

Firefighters from Glenn Dale and surrounding stations were alerted to a house fire in the 12600 block of Hillmeade Station Drive this evening shortly after 6:00 pm.  The house was reported to be vacant. Fire/EMS units arrived within minutes and encountered heavy smoke and fire showing from the 1 1/2-story single family home.  A partial collapse […]

Beltsville Home Fire on Fathers Day

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MEDIA CONTACT: Erroll George, Major, 240-832-5761 Firefighters from Beltsville and surrounding stations were alerted to a house fire in the 8700 block of Bolvelder Drive this afternoon shortly before 4:30 pm. Fire/EMS units arrived within minutes and encountered heavy smoke and fire showing from the 2-story single family home with an attached garage.  A partial roof […]

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