Archive for April2013

Paramedics to be Recognized for Extraordinary Medical Care During OB Call

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E.Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 and Mark Arsenault, Vice President-DHS Emergency Services, 301.809.2020: 301.335.6254 A pair of Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics will be recognized for extraordinary medical care performed during childbirth.  The actions of one of these paramedics undoubtedly saved the life of an about-to-be-born infant.  The Firefighter/Medic crew will be recognized by the Fire/EMS […]

CBS WUSA TV 9 Video Coverage of Marlboro Mulch Fire

NBC ABC FOX Video Coverage of Marlboro Mulch Fire

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NBC 4 Coverage of Public Safety Valor Awards

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Upper Marlboro Mulch Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A large pile of mulch was reported smoldering just before 8:00 pm Wednesday at an Upper Marlboro area commercial reclamation facility.The lone initial unit dispatched from the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene at 2001 Ritchie-Marlboro Road and found a 30 X 100 foot pile of […]


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The Prince George’s County Public Safety Valor Awards was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  The event, held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, was one of the highest attended events in recent memory with over 700 in attendance. The following members of the Fire/EMS Department were awarded with Valor Medals. GOLD MEDAL OF VALOR AND 2012 PARAMEDICS OF […]

PGFD Volunteer Members Provide Instruction at Fire Department Instructors Conference

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One of the nations leading fire service trade conferences is underway in Indianapolis.  The Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) runs from April 22 to April 27 and is well attended by members of the Fire/EMS services from around the Country.  There are members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in attendance providing […]

NWS Confirms Tornado on Friday Night in Largo/Upper Marlboro Areas

The National Weather Service – Baltimore/Washington confirmed an EF-0 Tornado in Prince George’s County on Friday evening. Remember the split screen “Breaking News” stories on Friday, April 19?? DC area TV stations were airings simultaneous breaking news stories with split screens providing Weather updates with tornados warning on one side and news coming out of […]

Challenging Rescue on Medical Call at UMD Campus

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Firefighters, paramedics and the Department’s technical rescue team performed a challenging rescue of a patient that experienced a medical emergency on the top floor of a building under construction on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. Just after 2:00 pm, Monday, April 22, Fire/EMS units were alerted to the incident on […]

Tornado Watch Issued Until 10:00 pm

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Prince George’s County and surrounding jurisdictions until 10:00 pm tonight.  Strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rains are likely to occur during the late afternoon and evening hours.  Everyone should take precautions in the event […]

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