Archive for October2013

Media Advisory – “Be a Hero – Save a Hero” Kicks Off in Nashville

MEDIA ADVISORY Country Music Star Craig Morgan Joins Forces with Kidde and Fire Service to Promote Simple Steps to Safety Program empowers everyone to be a safety hero; kicks off a multi-community alarm donation initiative in conjunction with Morgan’s 2014 tour WHAT: â€‹Craig Morgan, one of country music’s best-loved artists, will unveil a new national awarenesscampaign in partnership with Kidde Fire Safety, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. The ‘Be a Safety Hero’ initiative empowers everyone […]

Mylo and Otis Updates

The 2 family pets rescued and resuscitated by firefighters from the charred remains of a Bowie house fire are showing signs of improvement. After firefighters returned the dogs to their family on Wednesday afternoon the health of the animals started to worsen. Mylo, a 3-year old Chihuahua, was constantly scratching at her eyes and Otis, […]

Arrest Made in Bowie Home Arson – Dogs Rescued Need Veterinary Help

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 Julian Martin Massiah of Bowie MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Office of the Fire Marshal, Fire Investigations Division, has arrested Julian Martin Massiah of Bowie, in connection with the fire that occurred on October 23, 2013 at 12418 Sandal Lane, Bowie, Maryland.  Massiah was charged with 1st and 2ndDegree Arson, felonies, […]

Second Battalion Community Outreach and Public Education

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Firefighters from the Second Battalion conducted several Fire Prevention demonstrations to young students throughout their area during the month of October. Firefighters from Fire/EMS Station 843 visited the Pointer Ridge Elementary School Students from the Northview Elementary School visited the Northview Fire/EMS Station

Career Recruit School 49 Commences

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department is proud to announce the start of Career Recruit School 49.  Thirty-one recruits started the Fire/EMS Training Academy on Monday, October 21, 2013.  The academy class will take up to 6 months to complete with a number of recruits […]

Cold Temperatures Increase Risk of Carbon Monoxide

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, @PGFDPIO With cold weather in the forecast the risk of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) will rise as temperatures fall.  Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas and is referred to by firefighters and paramedics as the “The Silent Killer.” The reference to the “silent […]

Bowie House Fire – 2 Dogs Removed from Burning Home

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A fire in a Bowie home remains under investigation by the personnel from the Office of the Fire Marshal. Fire/EMS units were alerted to the house fire in the 12400 block of Sandal Lane at around 9:00 am, Wednesday, October 23.  The first arriving unit from Bowie […]

Spend Your Halloween Safely at District 7 Harvest Festival

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Halloween Safety Tips – Children, Adults and Pets

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Halloween Safety Tips – Children, Adults and Pets MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The fun and excitement surrounding Halloween can suddenly turn to sorrow and misfortune through one careless act. The incidence of fire, accident, and injury often increases during holidays and festive events. Each year, firefighters and paramedics witness incidents on […]

PGFD Fire Prevention Activities

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Fire Fighter/Medics from St. Josephs Fire/EMS Station 806 recently visited the Shabach Christian Academy housed within the First Baptist Church of Glenarden at 3600 Brightseat Road.  The crew provided a fire prevention demonstration and a tour of the apparatus for students and staff.  “The students were attentive and were very receptive to our fire prevention […]

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