Archive for June2012

2-Alarm Apartment Fire – 64th Avenue in Landover

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters rescued two residents from a Landover apartment building this morning when a neighbor’s apartment was on fire.  At about 1:45 am, Saturday, Fire/EMS units were dispatched to 3839 64th Avenue in Landover for a fire reported on the second floor.  Units arrived at the multi-level, 4 […]

Prince George’s County Cooling Centers

Updated Press Release For Immediate Release: June 30, 2012 For Information Contact: Scott L. Peterson Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary PH: 240-619-9400 slpeterson@co.pg.md.us. (Media only please, residents should call 301-583-1950) Update: Prince George’s County Cooling Centers Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor power outages and subsequent problems due to the […]

Cabin Branch Update – 2:00 pm

Personell from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department continue efforts to reach a victim trapped under a 40 to 50 foot mountain of debris. With the guidance of structural egineers from the County and the property management company a plan has been developed to move forward with the rescue. Contractors are setting up two large […]

Collapse at 1501 Cabin Branch Drive – 6:30 am Update

Firefighters trained in confined space and collapse rescues and Search and Rescue K-9 teams have worked through the night and into this morning searching for an employee that remains unaccounted for after a roof collapse in Landover. The crews worked under a great risk of a secondary collapse and exercised all required precautions in an […]

Warehouse Collapse – Cabin Branch Drive 1 am Update

A significant collapse of a large box style commercial warehouse occurred on Thursday, June 28, at around 10 pm. There were about 25 employees inside the warehouse when the sudden collapse occurred buckling a portion of the side wall and a pancake collapse of a portion of the rear wall. When Firefighter/Medics arrived at 1501 […]

Hazy, Hot and Humid ??? Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Throughout the course of the summer there will be periods of unhealthy high temperatures and humidity. Drink plenty of water throughout the course of each day, wear light colored clothing and take frequents breaks in an air conditioned environment. If someone becomes is sweating profusely with a […]

Approved Fireworks Locations for the Fourth of July

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July.  To enjoy holiday festivities we ask that you attend one of the public and municipal fireworks displays that will occur throughout the County.  The following locations will conduct approved fireworks […]

Fire/EMS Department Focus on TNI Community of Langley Park

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Wednesday, June 27, Firefighter/Medics from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Fourth Battalion went door-to-door in Langley Park to promote fire safety, injury prevention and the do’s and dont’s of 911.  This effort was conducted within the Langley Park community, part of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Transforming […]

Bladensburg House Fire – Edmonston Road

Just after 9:00 am today firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 5000 block of Edmonston Road in Bladensburg.  Firefighters arrived to find a 1-story single family home with smoke coming from the rear of the house.  Firefighters immediately initiated a search for any occupants and advanced hose lines to extinguish the fire. […]

Greenbelt Apartment Fire – Hanover Parkway

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E.Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At about 8:15 am today firefighters were alerted to an apartment fire in Greenbelt. Fire/EMS units arrived at 7814 Hanover Parkway to find smoke coming from a top floor of a apartment 3-story garden style building. Firefighters advanced hose lines into the building and initiated a search and […]

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