Archive for October2011

Radio Switchover Date Nears for PGFD

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is very close to switching over to the County’s upgraded radio system. Over the past several months Fire/EMS apparatus have had the new radios installed and portable radios distributed to stations and support personnel. The Fire/EMS Department has […]

Berwyn Heights Resident Injured in House Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Berwyn Heights resident is hospitalized after sustaining burn injuries during a fire inside of her house.  At about 4:45 pm, Sunday, October 30, Fire/EMS units from the Berwyn Heights and the College Park area were alerted to a house fire in the 8500 block of 58th […]

Cold Weather Coming – Stay Warm Safely with Space Heaters

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is joining the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part […]

Forestville Apartment Fire with Rescues and Great Job by Young 911 Caller

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Copy of 911 Call is Available Firefighters safely removed three occupants sheltered on their third floor balcony while a fire burned a floor below this afternoon in Forestville. It was just before 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, when 12 year old Chyna Campbell thought she heard alarm […]

Firefighter Performs Successful Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Firefighter

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A member of the Forestville Volunteer Fire Department recognized right away she needed help when she was began choking on a piece of food. Being trained as an Emergency Medical Technician she recognized the food lodged in her throat was blocking her airway and she needed help […]

Vehicle Damages Fast Food Restaurant

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Vehicle travelled about 2 feet inside the structure. (photo by:Joe Cardello) At around 8:30 am, Wednesday, October 26, Firefighter/Medics from Berwyn Heights were alerted to a motor vehicle crash in the 6200 block of Greenbelt Road in Berwyn Heights.  Upon arrival Fire/EMS units found a single vehicle, for whatever […]

PGFD in the Community

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County career, volunteer firefighters, medics and EMT’s as well as civilian members of the Fire/EMS Department participated in several community events today.  Hundreds of positive contacts were made with members of communities across the County.  Fire Safety and injury prevention information and smoke alarms were […]

PGFD and Lowe’s Partner for Fire Safety

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department partnered with Lowe’s of Largo, Maryland, today to promote safety for local homeowners.  Firefighters/Medics and employees of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Campus Way South teamed up to check smoke alarms, provide fire safety and information prevention material.  […]

Departmental Crash with Minor Injuries

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Photo of E848 on scene, Photo courtesy of PGFD Staff Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Engine 848, West Lanham Hills Fire/EMS Station/Good Luck Road, had just cleared an incident and were returning to quarters when they were involved in a crash with a civilian vehicle at about 8:00 am today. According to […]

Fort Washington House Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Fort Washington family will be displaced after a fire damaged their home this afternoon. Just after 12:30 pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 12200 block of Fort Washington Road. Firefighters arrived quickly and encountered a […]

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