Archive for February2013

Seeking Applicants for Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter

Seeking applicants to fulfill the position of Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter- FT 40 hr. week with weekend and evening hours (This is a contracted position working for the Prince George’s County Fire Commission) Starting salary – $40,000. Must be energetic, self-motivated and comfortable in an environment that embraces change and innovation. Applicants must have strong communication […]

DIAMONDBACK NEWSPAPER – Branchville Volunteer Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Junior wins university’s first Gates Cambridge Scholarship – The Diamondback : Campus Posted on February 27, 2013 by Laura BlaseyPosted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:19 am Updated: 12:22 am, Wed Feb 27, 2013. A college student’s time is sacred. Some students devote it to sleep, while others devote it to class. Some devote it to […]

FOX 5 Report – College Park Volunteer FF Recovers from Traumatic Injury

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Firefighter Released from Curtis National Hand Center – Ryan Emmons

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During the early morning hours of January 30, 2013, an engine from the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George’s County Station 828, was involved in a crash on the Capitol Beltway.  Several personnel on board the engine were injured as well as civilians that occupied other vehicles in the crash. All but one […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – Press Conference – New Life Saving Efforts to be Unveiled

                       MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire Chief will unveil several new initiatives the Department is kicking off on Safety First Day of the week. “Safety First” to “Ensure Everyone Goes Home” is the Departments motto that serves to remind everyone; firefighter/medics, citizens, visitors and businesses, that safety must […]

Media Coverage of Firefighter Croissette’s Fire Prevention Message

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Have a Working Smoke Alarm and Plan & Practice Home Escape Plan

Please visit the United States Fire Administrations page for materials and lesson plans for planning a home evacuation plan.  County residents can also contact the Fire/EMS Departments Community Outreach office at 301-883-5250 for additional information and to schdule a fire prevention education visit by firefighters. Call our Safety First Program at 301-864-SAFE (7233) to make […]

Glenarden Update – Fourth Victim Succumbs

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 It is with deep regret that we announce the death of a fourth victim of the Glenarden house fire that occurred around 4:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Daijah Price, 11-years-old, passed away late Friday night, February 22, at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, […]

Accokeek House Fire – Berry Road

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County and Charles County Firefighters battled a blaze this morning at an Accokeek home.  Just after 8:00 am fire/EMS units were alerted to a house fire in the 14800 block of Berry Road and arrived to find fire and heavy smoke coming from a 1-story, […]

Glenarden House Fire Update – Leslie Avenue

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Thursday, February 21, 2013, at about 4:00 a.m., a fire occurred in a Glenarden home on Leslie Avenue.  Injuries incurred from this tragic incident include three occupants sustaining fatal injuries, 1 occupant in “critical” condition and 2 residents with smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Fire […]

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