Archive for July2011

Child Passenger Safety – Laws to Live By

By: Ashley D. Mansfield, College Intern – PIO, 301-883-3164 Whether or not you have children, odds are you at least know a child. According to the latest United States Census data on Households & Families in Maryland, from 2000, the percentage of households with children under age 18 in United States homes is 32.8. This […]

Firefighters “Rehab” Policy Under Heat Stress Watch

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters are accustomed to operating in “hot” conditions.  However, when air temperatures and quality become dangerous and unhealthy, injuries and illnesses to emergency personnel become likely and preventative measure are required.  For example, a firefighter was admitted to a local hospital on Monday, July 25, suffering a heat […]

Fire Safety and Injury Prevention Efforts to Join National Night Out

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) are pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which administers National Night Out (NNO). USFA and PGFD are working with NATW to enhance NNO events and activities by reaching out to fire and emergency medical […]

Fire/EMS Department and Community Walk a Path to Greatness

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Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and Firefighter/Medics from the 3rd Battalion recently joined with members of the Temple Hills and Hillcrest Heights area on a cook-out and walk. On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Chief Bashoor and staff attended the community event at the invitation of Reverend Orlando J. Bego, Pastor, Centerpoint Church. […]

Hyattsville House Fire

Media Contact: Major Paul Cruz, 240-286-2982 A Hyattsville family safely escaped their burning home early this morning. On Monday, July 25, 2011, just after 3:00 am Public Safety Communications received a 911 report of a house fire in the 5500 block of 43rd Place. The caller advised 911 call takers that the rear deck was […]

Departmental Crash on Beltway

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us A crash on the Beltway this morning involved a civilian vehicle and a paramedic unit that was transporting a patient to the hospital.  The incident occurred just before 12:30 am, Thursday, July 21, 2011, on the Beltway near Branch Avenue. Medic 826, from the District Heights […]

CPAT Package

CPAT Package –

Window Safety

Every day you whisper a promise to your child, “I’ll always keep you safe.“ But keeping your home and children safe takes more than a promise. It can only be done with planning and preventive action. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department joins the National Safety Council and the National Fire Protection […]

Landover Carryout Damaged and Closed After Crash

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us A pick-up truck slammed into the front wall of a carryout this afternoon causing moderate damage and required two stores to close. According to witnesses, at about 1:45 pm, an adult female driver of the truck appears to have suffered some type of mild medical emergency […]

BOWIE BAYSOX – HEROES NIGHT

Baysox Heroes Night ’11 Flyer –

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