Archive for May2013

Arrangements for Retired Fire Fighter Bernard Hoffler

Retired Fire Fighter Bernard Lamont Hoffler passed away on May 24, 2013, after battling a lengthy illness.  The funeral arrangements are as follows: Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Viewing – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Service – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. JB Jenkins Funeral Home7474 Landover RoadLandover, Maryland 20785 Repast: Chapel Oaks VFD5544 […]

SILVER ALERT Man Found by a Compassionate Volunteer Firefighter

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A couple lessons were re-inforced this afternoon in West Lanham Hills.  First, Silver Alerts do work.  Second, firefighters help members of the community in many different ways and often go above and beyond the call of duty to help. Earlier today, while Life Member Ed Stoner of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department was on […]

Memorial Day Safety Tips – Grilling and Swimming

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Memorial Day is commonly though of as the start of summer.  Some schools have already started their summer recess with others closing within the next couple of weeks.  Summer vacations are being planned and enjoyed.  The Memorial Day weekend is when many private, public and home swimming pools […]

Fort Washington House Fire – Loughran Terrace

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A fire that was accidental in origin caused significant damage to a Fort Washington home and displaced the family.  At around 10:00 pm, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 8900 block of Loughran Terrace.  Upon arrival, fire/EMS units found a […]

Home Depot Fire – Capital Heights

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At around 3:30 pm, Tuesday, May 21, firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside a Home Depot Store in Capital Heights. Fire/EMS units arrived at the large, box style, 1-story home improvement store on Hampton Park Boulevard with smoke showing. A fire involving products that included patio furniture and other outdoor items on […]

High School Cadet Recognition Program

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EMS Week – “One Mission – One Team” Experience It!!!

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department kicks off the 40th annual EMS Week starting May 19th with opportunities for our media partners to join us for a shift with our paramedics.  This year’s theme is “EMS: One Mission. One Team.” The extraordinary response by first responders […]

The 10-Year Smoke Alarm Era is Here

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 New Life-Saving Campaign Includes 10 Year Smoke Alarms Your relationship with your smoke alarm is changing and there’s important information everyone needs to know. Maryland is the most recent state to require that battery-only operated smoke alarms be equipped with sealed-in, 10-year lithium batteries. The new law […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – New Technology, New 10-Year Alarms, New Law, New Effort to Protect Homes

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Media Contacts: Bruce D. Bouch, Office of the State Fire Marshal, 410-653-8999 Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 New Technology, New 10-Year Alarms, New Law, New Effort to Protect Homes The Fire Service constantly strives to increase the number of homes with working smoke alarms. However, convincing residents that a working smoke alarm dramatically […]

Community Advisory Council Forum in Seat Pleasant

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