Archive for March2012

Firefighter Hockey Tournament This Weekend

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The PGFD and Hyattsville Hockey Teams each won their first game in the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation Hockey Tournament.  Each team was victorious over teams from the Baltimore City Fire Department.The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Departments and Hyattsville Hockey teams are competing in a charity tournament this weekend.  The teams will be participating in a […]

PGFD Goes Pierce

Department I am pleased to announce that today we have executed a letter of intent to purchase 5 Pierce engines and 2 Pierce ladder trucks from Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Inc, riding the Council of Governments contract with Arlington, Virginia. Thanks to the Volunteer and Career members of the Apparatus Maintenance Task Force, who worked hard to draw […]

April 1 is “Safety First Day of the Month”

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Sunday is April 1, 2012, and it is the first day of the month. Firefighters and Paramedics want to remind you that “Safety First Day of the Month” is the day designated for all citizens, visitors and businesses to test your smoke alarms. To conduct your test, […]

Lowe’s of Clinton Answers the Call for Help

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Two weeks ago Captain Dana Brooks, Fire/EMS Training Academy (FETA), approached several of the Home Improvement stores to see if they would sponsor a prop for fire ground survival training. The Lowe’s in Clinton was more than willing to provide the material for the IAFF Fire Ground Survival Reduced Profile Prop. The Fire Ground Survival training […]

Townhouse Fire – Andrews Air Force Base

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Prince George’s County Firefighters responded onto Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon to help battle a fierce fire involving a row of townhouses.  At about 3:45 pm Fire/EMS units responded to the 2000 block of Madison Drive for a 3-story, middle of the row, townhouse and arrived to find heavy fire showing.  The fire eventually […]

PGFD Hockey Participates in Tournament for Charity

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Departments hockey team will compete in a charity tournament this weekend.  Team PGFD will be participating in a tournament primarily composed of public safety teams hosted by the DC Fire Hockey Team.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, a group that has been […]

UPDATE – A Personal Visit with Kevin O’Toole – Week 5

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BY: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us To provide this week’s update I had the privilege of visiting and spending some time with Kevin O’Toole at Medstar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday.  Kevin had just completed a physical therapy session and was sore and in obvious pain.  Joining us were Jane O’Toole, Kevin’s mother, […]

UPDATE – Glensford Pool House Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the fire that damaged a pool house on Wednesday, March 28.  Investigators have labeled this fire as “accidental” and attributed to an electrical malfunction.  Fire loss is estimated at $150,000.  No injuries were reported. Jonathan D. Howard, […]

Lifesaving Leadership – An Emergency Service Provider Seminar

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Glensford Community Pool House Fire – Glenn Dale/Bowie

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Firefighters from Glenn Dale and other nearby communities arrived on the scene of a community pool house with heavy fire coming through the roof this afternoon.   Fire/EMS units arrived at the 1-story structure at about 3:30 pm on River Glen Court in the Glensford Community in the Bowie/Glenn Dale area.  It required 32 firefighters about […]

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