Archive for November2011

Train Derailer Does It Job

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Media Contact: Mark Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A CSX locomotive operating independent of any other rail cars derailed this afternoon at about 3:00 pm. The locomotive hit a safety device, a derailer, on a side track intentionally causing the locomotive to flip partially off of the tracks before entering the main rail line. A small […]

Lewisdale House Fire Update – Two Adult Female Victims Succumb

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 It is with our deepest sympathy that the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department makes this announcement. Two adult females hospitalized in critical condition since Sunday after being removed by firefighters from their burning home have died. At about 3:45 am, Sunday, November 27, 2011, […]

UPDATE – LEWISDALE FATAL FIRE

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators continue their work to determine the exact cause of a fire that occurred on Sunday morning in the 2400 block of Griffen Street in Lewisdale.  Preliminary information indicates that the cause of the fire appears to be “accidental.”  The investigations remains open and […]

PGFD PROFILE: Fire Fighter Jeffrey Fisher

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PGFD PROFILE: Fire Fighter Jeffrey Fisher By: Diane V. Cunningham, Public Relations Office In every successful organization you will find star players, individuals who contribute greatly to its overall success. The NFL has Tom Brady; NBA has Kobe Bryant; MLB has Derek Jeter; USTA has Venus and Serena Williams and the Prince George’ s County […]

Smoke Alarm Effort to Continue Today Throughout County

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A early morning house fire on Griffen Street in Lewisdale Sunday morning, November 27, 2011, claimed the life of a 6 year old and two family members remain in critical condition. Fire Investigators could not locate a smoke alarm in the home.  Firefighters returned to the Lewisdale […]

Lewisdale House Fire – 1 Fatality – 2 in Critical Condition

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Media Contact, Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At about 3:45 am, Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics were alerted to a house fire with people trapped in Lewisdale.  Preliminary information indicate that four family members were at home when the fire was reported, a male child along with his mother, grandmother and aunt.  Firefighters from the […]

Bowie House Fire with Rescues

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At about 4 am today firefighters from Bowie and other nearby stations were alerted to a house fire with people trapped. Fire/EMS units arrived at a 2-story single family home in the 14100 block of Pleasant View Drive with heavy smoke coming from the house. Preliminary reports […]

Thanksgiving Morning Rescue by Good Samaritans

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Thanksgiving morning crash in Upper Marlboro could have ended tragically if not for the quick actions of Good Samaritans. At around 8:45 am a 3-vehicle motor vehicle crash occurred on Watkins Park Drive near Keverton Drive. One of the vehicles involved had their engine compartment immediately […]

Fire/EMS Department Generates Donations for Food Basket Program

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Responding to a call for monetary donations to assist the Public Safety Assistance Program (PSAP), the combined career, civilian and volunteer membership of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department answered in a resounding manner. In September 2011, The Clerk of the Circuit Court warehouse in Upper Marlboro […]

Beltsville Bomb Squad Call was “Good Intent”

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Sometime this morning a Powder Mill Village apartment complex maintenance employee while working in an apartment discovered a suspicious looking item. He brought the item to the rental office and apartment complex management notified 911 of the situation at around 8:30 am. Based on the suspicious appearance […]

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