Archive for November2013

December Safety First Day of the Month

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Mark E. Brady Chief Spokesperson/PIO 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us Twitter @PGFDPIO On the first day of each Month the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department reminds everyone that today is “Safety First Day of the Month.”  This program designates that December 1 is Safety First Day and time to test the smoke alarm and carbon […]

Upper Marlboro House Fire – Endsley Place

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO At around 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 26, firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area were alerted to a house fire in the 3700 block of Endsley Place.  Firefighters arrived quickly and found a 2-story, with attached converted garage, 2,200 sq. ft. single-family home with […]

Weather Cancels Live Outdoor “Turkey Deep Frying” Cooking Demonstration

After consultation with local meteorologists, Fire/EMS Department Leadership and Safety Officers the Live Turkey Frying event on Tuesday is cancelled.  Inclement weather makes cooking with hot oil outdoors unsafe. Deep Frying can only be used outdoors.We would like to thank Wegmans for donating the frozen turkeys to us and the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department for the […]

RED FLAG WARNING – Help Prevent Outside Fires

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM ESTTHIS EVENING FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…THE EXTREMEEASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA…SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MARYLANDAND WASHINGTON DC…  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED ARED FLAG WARNING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM […]

Fire Weather Watch for Sunday – Safety/Prevention Tips Included

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Dry conditions with low humidity combined with a forecast of high winds has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a “Fire Weather Watch” for Prince George’s County for Sunday. This warning means that everyone should be aware of the potential of outside […]

WEEKEND MEDIA ADVISORY – Branchville Volunteers Provide to Families in Need

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Station #811, will continue their annual tradition of “Giving” during this thankful time of year.  The Branchville Volunteers will depart their station in College Park to deliver up to 8 […]

Deputy Fire Chief Underwood Leaving

In an Email sent to the Fire/EMS Department this afternoon, Fire Chief Bashoor acknowledged the departure of Deputy Fire Chief Frank Underwood. The Email from Chief Bashoor reads; All; This email is to inform you that after careful consideration, Frank has chosen to leave his position as Deputy Fire Chief, effective November 27, 2013.While I’m […]

Prince George’s and Montgomery County Fire/EMS Departments Participate in Exercise

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PGFD MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us @PGFDPIO After months of meetings and planning “Vigilant Response 2013” (VR13) was held at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) on Powder Mill road on Wednesday, November 20. VR13 was an exercise designed to test the response and capabilities of first responders and their work with ALC […]

Bashoor Supports Legislation For Campus Fire Safety on Capitol Hill

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A Congressman, a Fire Chief and over 80 local and vocal High School students joined together this afternoon on Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for “Campus Fire Safety.”  The students from South Lakes High School in Fairfax County took their message to Capitol Hill asking for Congressional support for H.R. 1609/S. 750 – the […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – Deep Frying Turkeys – Live Cooking Demo

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department will conduct a live cooking demonstration of deep frying a Turkey.  Avoid injury and the devastation of fire by following the timely and simple safety tips. WHAT:          Live Cooking Demonstration – […]

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