Archive for January2013

Fire Apparatus Crash on Capitol Beltway

On January 30, 2013, at approximately 2:50 am,  an Engine from Company 828 (West Lanham Hills) was involved in a motor vehicle collision that took place in the southbound lanes of the Capitol Beltway (95/495) just south of the John Hanson Highway (Route 50).  The collision involved a tractor trailer and an SUV.   The Prince […]

Temple Hills Female Dies from Injuries Sustained in Thursday’s House Fire

It is with our deepest regret that we announce the victim rescued from her Temple Hills home on Thursday, January 24, has passed away. Christine Miller Jones, DOB 12-25-29, passed away late in the evening on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at a hospital in Baltimore. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet […]

Busy Days for Firefighter/Medics – Remember Safety First!!!

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics have battled six home fires in just over a 24-hour period.  The six home fires caused nearly $400,000 in estimated fire loss and critically injured one civilian.  Without question sub-freezing temperatures and home occupants trying to stay warm have contributed to the cause […]

Media Reprots on Temple Hills Fires Today

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Second Temple Hills House Fire – Curtis Drive

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A second home fire in Temple Hills occurred at about 12:15 pm today. Firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 2800 block of Curtis Drive and arrived to a 1-story home with a fire in the basement. Firefighters extinguished the fire within 15 minutes of arrival and performed searches of the home with […]

Temple Hills House Fire with Civilian Injury

Just before 11 am today a 911 call was placed reporting a house fire in the 3500 block of Everest Drive in Temple Hills. Firefighters arrived at the 1-story, with basement, brick single family home and found fire showing from the first floor. An interior search of the home and attack on the fire immediately […]

Prevent Frozen Sprinkler Pipes Now

Prince George’s County homes constructed since the early 1990’s have a residential sprinkler system installed to save lives and protect property.  Therefore there are a large number of single family homes, in addition to commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings, that are equipped with these life-saving systems.  The Fire/EMS Department has documented hundreds of incidents since […]

Kentland Volunteers Receive Grant from BG&E

The Baltimore, Gas and Electric Company (BGE) recognized the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. this morning and the work that they do as BGE announced grants totaling more than $300,000 to emergency response non-profits. The grants awarded will fund a wide range of emergency response and safety equipment and training programs to help benefit the […]

Preventing Hypothermia: A Dangerous Health Condition

                                                                             PRESS RELEASE                                                                            For Immediate Release:                                                                                  January 23, 2013                                                                               For more information:                                                                   Dellia Williams, Press Information Officer                                                                Prince George’s County Health Department                                                                        301-883-7835 240-417-8443                                                       Preventing Hypothermia: A Dangerous Health Condition LARGO, MD—The Prince George’s County Health Department wants residents to be aware of the impact that over exposure to cold weather […]

K of C – Bowie to Recognize Members of Fire/EMS Department

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department was honored to hear that the Knights of Columbus in Bowie will be recognizing two members for their actions over the past year. Paramedic Amy Gunn and Fire Chiefs Aide William Hawkins were selected as Paramedic of the Year and PGFD Employee of the Year, respectively. An award ceremony […]

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