Archive for May2014

Two PGFD LODD Volunteers to be Memorialized on Sunday

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The Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation will hold their annual memorial service this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Two Prince George’s County Volunteers will be added to the Line of Duty Death Memorial. Landover Hills Volunteer George H. Linnell and Underwater Rescue Volunteer James “Doc” Brooks will be memorialized at the 2:00 pm ceremony.

Friday Press Briefing – Fatal Bowie House Fire

Despite over a dozen recent successful smoke-alarm-saves, a 65 year old male occupant of the home on Grendel Place perished Wednesday night in the midst of an advanced fire and a wild ammunition discharge display.  Firefighters feverishly searched the home, however had to evacuate the home twice due to safety concerns. Firefighters and paramedics from […]

NBC Report on Fatal Fire in Bowie

Happy Firefighters Appreciation Day!!!

For the civilian and sworn Local 1619 members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, today, May 23, 2014 is a Holiday!!!  “Firefighter Appreciation Day” is observed every Friday before Memorial Day Weekend providing a 4-day break for personnel in day work positions.  Firefighter/Medics on shift work will continue to staff Fire/EMS […]

Darcy Spencer Report: EMS Week Ride-Along

CTV Reporter Darcy Spencer spent a day on-board a Paramedic Unit as part of an awareness campaign for National EMS Week.  Darcy particpated in a ride-along with the Paramedic Unit from the District Heights Fire/EMS Station #826, one of busier units.  Here is Darcy’s report.

Milk-Bone Assists in Firefighter Rescue of Dog “ELLIS”

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MEDIA CONTACT; Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, May 21st and 22nd, strong thunderstorms rolled through Prince George’s County, MD.  Ellis, a thirteen-year-old German Shepard, filled with anxiety, sought for shelter, as do many dogs during a storm. He normally roams the back yard of his […]

EMS Services in Prince George’s County

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO National EMS Week continues with news of new ambulance transport units on the way to Prince George’s County.  We have already told you about what will be a PINK Paramedic Unit #812 College Park.  Now we hear the volunteer membership at the Riverdale […]

Presidential Proclamation – Emergency Medical Services Week, 2014

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For Immediate Release May 16, 2014 Presidential Proclamation  Emergency Medical Services Week, 2014 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Wherever and whenever crisis hits, the men and women of our emergency medical services (EMS) rush to the scene. […]

Memorial Day Safety Tips – Grilling and Swimming

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     TWITTER: @PGFDPIO Memorial Day is commonly thought of as the start of summer.  Some schools have extended their year and the pool water may still be chilly after a cool Spring but the traditional start of summer is here.  Summer vacations are being planned, however, […]

#EMSWEEK2014 PGFD Response Data

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     TWITTER: @PGFDPIO This is EMS Week 2014.  The following numbers demonstrate the number of incidents our dedicated members (career and volunteer) of the Fire/EMS Department respond to each day.  By far, EMS units respond on more incidents than our suppression units. In calendar year […]

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