Archive for April2014

Roadways Known to Flood During Heavy Rains

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     TWITTER @PGFDPIO Roadways Known to Flood During Heavy Rains Areas and roadways in Prince George’s County that are prone to flash flooding include: Brock Bridge Road near Laurel-Bowie Road (RT 197) Laurel Areas along Route 1 and Main Street in Laurel Baltimore Ave and […]

CANCELLED – Thursday 11:00 am Press Conference

A Press Conference that had been scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11:00 am has been cancelled.  Fire Chief Marc Bashoor regrets to cancel this event, however, with the increasing potential for flooding and hazardous conditions he felt it was in the best interest of safety for everyone involved to cancel the event. We […]

Class Vacancies in Train-The-Trainer Classes at National Fire Academy

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has openings in Train-The-Trainers classes at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The following All-Hazard classes currently have vacancies: E-976 Finance/Admin Unit Leader TtT;  May 28 – 30, 2014.E-972  Facilities Unit Leader TtT; June 16 – 20, 2014.E-966  Resources Unit Leader TtT; July 7 – 10, 2014.  For additional […]

FLASH FLOOD WATCH POSTED – STAY SAFE!!!

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 MEBRADY@CO.PG.MD.US     TWITTER @PGFDPIO The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Prince George’s County and surrounding jurisdictions from Tuesday evening, April 29 through Wednesday night. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATEMENT 405 AM EDT TUE APR 29 2014 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT […]

Tuesday Evening – Sharing & Showcasing Education Excellence & Innovation in Prince George’s County

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CONFERENCE – Safety Measures and Smoke Alarms

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     Twitter: @PGFDPIO In 2013, The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department witnessed an alarming rise in the number of residential fires that resulted in fire fatalities, recording 13 residential fire fatalities, compared to single-digits in the previous year.  Seeking to improve public awareness of this […]

PGFD Firefighter/Medic Competing in NBC “American Ninja Warrior”

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     Twitter @PGFDPIO A Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medic is vying for another title in front of his name; America Ninja Warrior.  Aric Lee, 38 years-of-age, is a nine-year member of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department ((PGFD) and is in Miami Florida competing for […]

Two Sons, Firefighter/Medics for PGFD, Ride with Dad, Retiring After 35 Years of Service in Montgomery County

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Talk about “Take Your Kids to Work Day” this was a family reunion on April 24, 2014.  This was the final day of a 35 year career for Master Fire Fighter Steve Wiseman of the Montgomery County Department of Fire/Rescue Services.  His two sons, John and Jason, are officers with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS […]

WJLA’s Brad Bell Coverage of Valor Awards

NBC 4 Zachary Kiesch’s Coverage of County Public Safety Valor Awards

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