Archive for January2012

Radio System Update for PGFD Users

Based on feedback from field personnel and to maximize the efficiency of the A/B/C selector switch on the portable radio, we have decided to make some changes with regards to dispatch of units on various talk groups.  Effective Friday, February 3, 2012 at 0700 hours, calls that were previously dispatched to 8-Golf-3 or 8-Golf-7 will […]

Bowie House Fire Contained to Bedroom

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Just after 3:00 pm, Tuesday, January 31, Firefighters from the Bowie area were alerted to a fire on the second floor of a house. Firefighters arrived quickly at the 2-story, Cape Cod, single family home in the 4400 block of Olando Lane and found heavy smoke coming […]

Knights of Columbus Honors Three Members of the Fire/EMS Department

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #2577 recently honored three members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department. The Annual Public Safety Officer Recognition ceremony was held at the Knight of Columbus in Bowie on Saturday, January 28, 2012. The Fire/EMS Department was honored […]

Glenn Dale House Fire – One Firefighter Injured

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Just before 2:30 am, Sunday, January 29, 2012, Firefighters fought a house fire that caused $300,000 in estimated fire loss.  The fire at the 2-story single family home was caused accidentally and attributed to an electrical source.  Fire/EMS arrived in the 8000 block of Wingate Drive in […]

Greenbelt Apartment Fire Quickly Extinguished

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Conditions on arrival by Branchville. Photo courtesy of Michael T. Hughes, Branchville Volunteer Fire Fighter. A quick arrival and fast actions by first arriving firefighters to extinguish a fire limited the amount of damage to an apartment building.  On Saturday, January 28, 2012, at about 4:30 pm, […]

Felony Arrest for Arson in Riverdale Fire

Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Bladensburg man, a former Riverdale volunteer firefighter, was arrested today and is being charged with First Degree Arson to a dwelling in Riverdale. Gerard McBurnie Dixon Jr. is charged with maliciously setting a fire to a dwelling at 4504 Kennedy Street in Riverdale on June 29, 2008. On […]

Q&A and Awards Abound in Whirlwind Fire/EMS Station Visits

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor spent a large portion of his time on Monday and Tuesday visiting Fire/EMS Stations greeting personnel and presenting awards.  In addition to greeting career, civilian and volunteer personnel he presented Emergency Services Awards, Fire Storm Awards and engaged the […]

Emergency Service Awards – Multiple Firefighters – Career and Volunteer

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented several Emergency Services Awards to deserving, career and volunteer, members of the Department for their actions on a house fire in Lewisdale. On Sunday, November 27, 2011,  these personnel were crew members onboard fire apparatus from several companies […]

Emergency Services Award – Volunteer Fire Fighter Derek Daves

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented an Emergency Services Award to Branchville Volunteer Fire Fighter John “Derek” Daves.  In making the presentation Bashoor stated, “In making awards presentations, it’s not always about the end result, which in this incident […]

Emergency Services Award – Fire Fighter Michael Shipp

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented an Emergency Services Award to Fire Fighter Michael Shipp.  The award presentation was made at a brief ceremony at the District Heights Community Fire/EMS Station. A letter accompanying the award stated;  On Friday, […]

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