Archive for August2011

Fort Washington Townhouse Fire

Entry Img

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a basement fire in a Fort Washington townhouse this morning. At about 10:15 am Fire/EMS units were alerted to the fire in the 7300 block of Crafford Place and arrived quickly to find smoke issuing from a 2-story, […]

ADVISORY – Career Recruit School Graduation Ceremony

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department will be conducting a Recruit Graduation Ceremony. This ceremony includes two classes of recruits that have successfully completed their training. Fifty-nine recruits will graduate. The evening’s Keynote Speaker will be Chief William Goldfeder, quite possibly the country’s leading fire […]

Three Homes Damaged by Early Morning Fire

Entry Img

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Three Mount Rainier homes sustained damage from a fire this morning. At about 5:45 am firefighters from Bunker Hill and other nearby Fire/EMS Stations were alerted to a house fire in the 3300 block of Otis Street. Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 2-story single family home […]

Family Overcome by Carbon Monoxide from Generator

A Fort Washington family was hospitalized after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO). At about 11:00 pm, Monday, August 29, an occupant of a home in the 12400 block of Surrey Circle Drive called 911 to report that another occupant was semi-conscious. Through a series of questions from the 911 call taker […]

PGFD – Prepared and Successful with Hurricane Irene Operations

Entry Img

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department started preparing for the arrival Hurricane Irene days in advance. Even while continuing to deal with the aftermath of a rare 5.9 earthquake just days earlier, Department leadership started to focus their attention to the impending storm.  Hurricane Irene’s […]

Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update – EOC Closed

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE For Immediate Release: August 28, 2011 Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Acting Director of Communications, Cell: (240) 619-9400     Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update – EOC Closed    Bowie, Maryland â€“The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center has officially closed.   Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III […]

County EOC Tree Incident Served as a Reminder to Workers

Entry Img

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Early this morning, at about 2:30 am, a large mature tree was toppled by the strong winds of Irene near the location of an open and functioning County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). County employees, assigned to work the overnight shift at the EOC, had parked their cars […]

Working Smoke Alarm Saves a Sleeping Family of 9

Media Contact, Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Ritchie family of 9 can thank a working smoke alarm for awakening them and allowing time to escape their burning home. At about 8:15 am this morning firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire on the second floor of a home at 8100 Thornfield […]

Temple Hills House Fire – 3 Firefighters Injured

Entry Img

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Amidst an early band of heavy rain and light winds from Hurricane Irene, Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a house fire around 12:15 pm this afternoon.  Fire/EMS units arrived at a 2-story with basement, cape cod, single family home in the 2200 block of Jameson […]

Donated Girl Scout Cookies will Fuel County EOC This Weekend

Entry Img

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A welcomed donation of Girl Scout Cookies this morning was well received.  County personnel greatly appreciated the concern, compassion and generosity demonstrated by the Girl Scouts of America for our first responders. Dozens of County personnel are staffing Departmental Operations throughout Prince George’s County.  The County Emergency Operations […]

Page 1 of 612345...Last »