Archive for September2012

University of MD Invites Firefighters to be Their Guest

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us On Saturday, October 6, The University of Maryland Football Terrapins will play Wake Forest in a game scheduled for 3:30 pm in College Park. On a weekend when the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is memorializing the men and women of the fire service for making the […]

When Bells Ring and Sirens Sound……..

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shift, notified departments of a call for help, and indicated a call was completed and the unit had returned to the […]

County Police “Ribbing” Fire/EMS Service

To my fire service friends; Earlier this month the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department accepted a friendly challenge from our public safety partners.  The County Police challenged us to a BBQ Grill Off.  Celebrity judges will be on hand and anyone that would like to taste the food and cast a vote can […]

Crisman Named as the 2012 Life Safety Educator of the Year

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930  The Community Outreach Coordinator of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department was recognized as the “2012 Life Safety Educator of the Year” today.  Teresa Ann Crisman was presented with her award by State of Maryland Fire Marshal William Barnard at the Mid-Atlantic Life Safety […]

Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Founders Circle Celebration

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PGCVF&RA and Ladies Auxiliary 90th Annual Convention

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Chuck Walker, member of the Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department,was elected as President during last weekends 90th Convention of the PGCVFRA. The Officers and Members of the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (PGCVFRA) and the Ladies Auxiliary held their 90th Annual Convention this past week. This year’s convention was hosted by the Accokeek […]

PGFD Profile – Steve “Country” White

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Assistant Fire Chief Steve “Country” White Steven E. White is a 17-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department and serves as a Duty Chief and Technical Services Commander. Steve “Country” White is also a loving husband, father and avid hunter. He started his fire service career as a member of […]

Upcoming Fire Prevention and Open House Events

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-78930 The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. […]

Sentinel Newspaper – Bunker Hill volunteer firefighters answer call from Oklahoma

Bunker Hill volunteer firefighters answer call from Oklahoma Published on: Friday, September 21, 2012 By Jim Davis, Sentinel Newspaper Firefighters usually help residents in their own community — extinguishing house fires, rescuing people from car accidents and transporting patients to the hospital when they are sick or injured. But sometimes, firefighters help each other. That […]

Transforming Neighborhoods Intiative – One Home at a Time in Kentland-Palmer Park

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Residents in the Kentland-Palmer Park communities were visited by firefighters knocking on their door Wednesday morning, September 19. It was not for an emergency, it was to help prevent an emergency!!!  The Kentland-Palmer Park Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) Team conducted door-to-door fire safety inspections within the community. This effort was supported by recruit firefighters that […]

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