Archive for October2012

Fire Chief Helps to Launch Nationwide Safety Campaign

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Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor On November 1, fire industry organizations, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Help the Good Guys, will join one of the leading manufacturers of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and fire extinguishers at the 46th annual Country Music Association show (CMA) in Nashville to launch the Be a Hero, […]

Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Each year the men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Department remind our citizens and residents to save lives and limit property damage by promoting working smoke alarms.  A “working” smoke alarm is one that has a battery or is powered with house […]

Photo Gallery of SANDY from the Fire/EMS Department

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Images of the Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Fire/EMS Departments Operations Center (DOC) were convened for “Sandy” on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  The Operations Centers are scheduled to stand down on Tuesday, October 31, 2012, at 7:00 pm.  The EOC had respresenatives from […]

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFO – Email System Down

The Prince George’s County email system is experiencing some technical difficulty.  No emails are being processed.  County Government will be updating all media as to contact information for media to contact them. The Fire/EMS Department is monitoring our social networks with Twitter @PGFDPIO and FACEBOOK at Official Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.  I may also be […]

Fire Investigators Seek Tips in Automobile Arsons – New Incidents Bring Total to Sixteen

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are currently looking into sixteen auto fires that have occurred over the past week. These fires occurred during early morning hours of Wednesday, October 24; Thursday, October 25; Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29. Fire Investigators believe these incidents of arson […]

As Hurricane Sandy Approaches, FEMA Urges Residents to Follow Directions of Local Officials

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  From: Ready Campaign [mailto:ready@service.govdelivery.com] Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 06:31 PMTo: Brady, Mark E. Subject: As Hurricane Sandy Approaches, FEMA Urges Residents to Follow Directions of Local Officials   WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the federal government’s assistance and preparations to support states […]

Fox 5 DC – Profile on Readiness of PGFD Swift Water Rescue

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PGFD Community Outreach Advice on “Emergency Kits”

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Many of our citizens have asked about an “emergency kit” and items they should include.  Teresa Ann Crisman is the PGFD Community Outreach Coordinator and she has compiled some general guidelines you would try to include.  Remember that an emergency kit can be adjusted to you specific […]

Gasoline Powered Generators Safety Tips

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                      MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The exact location of landfall of Hurricane Sandy is not really important for us at this point.  What is important is that Prince George’s County will incur the effects of this powerful slow moving storm.  High winds and heavy rains are expected to cause power outages. […]

WJLA REPORT on Automobile Arsons

Anyone with information about the person(s) responsible for these crimes are encouraged to contact Fire Investigators by calling the Arson Tip Line at 301-77-ARSON (27766).   Tips may be left anonymously.   Arson Tips can also be emailed to 77ARSON@co.pg.md.us.

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