Archive for February2012

Arson is Cause of Riverdale Fire that Injured Seven Firefighters

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 MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Fire Chief Marc Bashoor led the press conference and was joined by the States Attorney, the County Police Department, Agents from the ATF, PGFD Command Staff and Fire Investigators. (BRADY) Officials Seek Community Help in Identifying Suspects A fire occurred on Friday, February 24, 2012, at […]

Early Morning Fire Damages Cheverly Building

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Prince George’s County Firefighters battled a blaze at a 2-story structure in Cheverly this morning.  At around 3:45 am firefighters were dispatched to investigate an automatic fire alarm called in to Public Safety Communications by an alarm monitoring company.  Additional calls from the community reported smoke […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Riverdale Fire Cause and Origin – Update on Injured Firefighters

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor will announce the cause and origin of the Riverdale fire that injured seven firefighters on Friday night.  He will be joined by allied public safety agencies that are assisting in the investigation. Fire Chief Bashoor will also bring everyone […]

Fire Chief Promises Thorough and Complete Investigation and Review of Riverdale Incident

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor has stated that he will ensure a thorough and complete investigation into the incident that resulted in seven firefighters being injured. On Friday evening, February 24, 2012, firefighters responded to 911 reports of a house fire at 6404 57th […]

UPDATE on Medical Status of Two Injured Firefighters

The injured firefighters, Ethan Sorrell and Kevin O’Toole, continue to show signs of progress each and every day.  The volunteers firefighters are still in the Burn Unit ICU at Medstar at the Washington Hospital Center. Ethan had his breathing tube removed and is now breathing on his own. His spirits have increased as he was […]

Seat Pleasant House Fire – Goldleaf

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Fire and smoke coming from the house in the 600 block of Goldleaf Avenue after arrival of the Fire Department. Photo credit to Assistant Chief Steve Hess PGFD. Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters and paramedics from the Seat Pleasant community were alerted to a house fire at around 2:50 this afternoon. […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – Smoke Alarm Press Conference

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will hold a press conference to announce results of recent community canvassing with fire safety information and smoke alarms.  The Fire/EMS Department has been very aggressive, more than usual, in our efforts to ensure every home has a working smoke alarm. […]

UPDATE – Two Residents Rescued from Chillum Apartment Fire – Sheridan Street

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us UPDATED INFORMATION IS LISTED BELOW Prince George’s County Firefighters battled a second floor apartment fire and rescued two occupants from their Chillum apartment this afternoon.  At around 4:00 pm, Fire/EMS units were dispatched to the 600 block of Sheridan Street for a reported apartment fire.  Firefighters […]

Injured Firefighter Update From the Burn Unit by Their Parents

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Parents of three volunteer firefighters injured in a house fire on Friday evening spoke to members of the media today to personally describe their sons medical status.  Parents of the three firefighters; McClary, Sorrell and O’Toole, County Fire Chief Bashoor and Bladensburg Volunteer Chief Randy Kuenzli […]

UPDATE – Family of 2 Critically Injured Firefighters to Address Media

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The families of two critically injured firefighters, Ethan Sorrell and Kevin O’Toole, will address members of the media on Sunday afternoon.  Both families travelled from out of state to be with their loved one and have remained with them since their arrival. These firefighters remain hospitalized […]

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