Archive for December2013

Leave Backyard Fireworks Out of Your New Year Celebrations

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The use of fireworks on New Years Eve into New Years Day is second only to the Fourth of July.   Citizens, residents and visitors should be aware that the use of all consumer fireworks in Prince George’s County is illegal.  Firefighters and […]

Largo House Fire – Falcon Drive

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Fire Fighter/Medic Sara Shaffer holds a family pet that was resuscitated after being removed from burning home.  Photo by Billy McNeel, County Citizens Services Unit. At around 7:00 am, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, firefighter/medics were alerted to a 911 report of a house […]

Oxon Hill Apartment Fire – Iverson Street

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO A fire of accidental origin damaged an Oxon Hill apartment building on Monday, December 30, 2013.  At about 9:30 am firefighters from the Oxon Hill area and surrounding communities responded to 1404 Iverson Street and arrived to find a garden style apartment building […]

2-Alarm Condo Fire – Brinkley Road

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Over 2 dozen residents of a Temple Hills condominium building will be displaced after a 2-Alarm fire this afternoon. At around 4:30 pm firefighters were alerted to the fire at 3122 Brinkley Road, a 3-story garden style condominium building, with fire showing from the top floor. A 2nd Alarm was quickly requested as the fire […]

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Attempted Arson

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Officials from the Office of the Prince George’s County Fire Marshal arrested and charged an individual with two felonies related to an incident that occurred on December 16, 2013.On December 17, 2013, Prince George’s County Fire Investigators charged and arrested Markus DeAngelo Callends, […]

Internal PGFD Memo – In Search of – Fire Rescue Magazine’s “Company Officer Award of the Year”

INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM                                  PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND December 16, 2013 TO:        All Sworn, Civilian, and Volunteer Personnel Memo                                                                    FROM:   Marc S. Bashoor   original signed by                Fire Chief                             RE:    Fire Rescue Magazine’s “Company Officer Award of the Year” (AMENDED)         Each year, Fire Rescue Magazine […]

Christmas Evening Fires Damage Homes – Upper Marlboro and Capitol Heights

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Two fires occurring on Christmas evening destroyed homes in Upper Marlboro and Capitol Heights.  Fortunately, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.  The first fire was reported at about 8:40 pm in the 14900 block of Rolling Meadows Lane, an 1800 square foot, […]

Laurel Apartment Fire – Hunting Lane

Story by Jackie Bensen – WRC – NBC 4 Washington DC Prince George’s County Fire Investigators believe the fire started in a second floor furnace closest located on the apartments balcony.  No injuries were reported.  The County Citizen Services unit, apartment complex management and the American Recross are assisting the displaced residents. Mark E. Brady […]

Firefighters Deliver Christmas to Displaced Landover Hills Family

Story by Darcy Spencer WRC – NBC 4 Washington DC…

Firefighters Deliver Early Christmas Cheer to Laurel Family

Firefighters from the Sixth Battalion including the Laurel Volunteers will visit a family in need of some Holiday cheer today. The Santa crew will arrive at the family home at 7506 Haines Court, Laurel, MD at 6:30 pm on-board Fire/EMS units. Santa and firefighters will greet the family including 3 male children, ages 1, 5 […]

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