Archive for June2013

New Maryland Law – 10 Year Sealed Battery Smoke Alarms

WARNING – All Consumer Fireworks are Illegal in County

Prince George’s County is one of three jurisdictions in Maryland that prohibit all consumer fireworks.  This law is designed to protect you and those around you. Citizens, businesses and visitors should know that any consumer purchased fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County.  All fireworks from sparklers up to ground display are illegal – our […]

Fourth of July Approved County Fireworks Displays

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July.  To enjoy holiday festivities we ask that you attend one of the public and municipal fireworks displays that will occur throughout the County.  The following locations will conduct approved fireworks displays.  Please visit respective web sites for additional […]

Flugtag Anyone??? Team PGFD Prepares for National Event

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 In their off-duty time, many members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department participate in various activities. They have typically pursued softball, hockey, basketball, tennis, and golf—that is until now. A group of our firefighters recently formed a team to participate in a sport […]

PGFD “PINKY” and Fire Chief Attend Congressional Women’s Softball Game

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Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and members of his Community Outreach staff joined fans at the well-attended the Congressional Women’s Softball Game on Wednesday evening, June 26, 2013.  A bi-partisan group of women Members of Congress took the field against the the women of the DC Press Corps.   Chief Bashoor and his entourage […]

PGFD PROFILE – Fire Fighter/Medic John Bowman – Giving Back to the Community

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by Diane V. Cunningham, Assistant to the PIO, 301-883-5222, Fire Fighter/Medic John Bowman, 48, began his career with the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department in July 1995. His first assignment was to District Heights Fire/EMS Station 826; however, over the years, he has worked at numerous stations throughout the county. He […]

A Flying Fire Engine??? TEAM PGFD Competes in September Flugtag

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TEAM PGFD FROM: DENTON , MD COMPETING IN: WASHINGTON, DC       GEORGE RABURN PILOT   CLINT CARDINALE CREW   KEVIN “KITTY CAT” HODGES CREW   KATIE JOHNSON CREW   CHRIS HODGES CREW Our Story Since the Flugtag is being held in Prince George’s county Md. This would be a great way for our fire dept. […]

TIC Assists in Rescue of Trapped Cat

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Fort Washington family recently looked to firefighters at their nearby station to help them rescue their dog that was trapped in a deep hole beneath a fallen tree.  One week later on Wednesday evening, another Fort Washington resident was anguished over not being able to locate […]

Suitland Family Escapes Home Fire After Smoke Alarm Sounds

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Conditions upon arrival of Silver Hill Engine 829.  Photo is courtesy of a member of the community. A Suitland family was alerted to a fire on the second floor of their home on Wednesday evening.  At about 6:45 pm Fire/EMS units were alerted to a fire on […]

PGFD Hiring Instructor III’s (2 Temporary-Seasonal – 1000 hour positions)

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GOVERNMENTOffice of Human Resources Management1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 159Largo, MD 20774   INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: INSTRUCTOR III – 13-049-51-NM An Equal Opportunity Employer SALARY$45,000.00 /Year OPENING DATE: 06/19/13 CLOSING DATE: 07/02/13 THE POSITION ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Bi-Lingual applicants are encouraged to apply. THIS IS A TEMPORARY-SEASONAL (1000 […]

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