Archive for August2014

Springdale Residents Safe After Early Morning Basement Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO “Laws We Can Live With” Occupants of a Springdale home are safe and their home sustaining minimal fire damage today thanks to laws enacted by County leaders in the 1980’s and 90’s.  At about 1:45 am, 3 occupants were awakened by the piercing […]

Images from Today’s National Firefighter of the Year Awards

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic Sara Shaffer was bestowed the honor and distinction of being designated as the American Legion National Firefighter of the Year today.  The award ceremony was held at 96th Annual Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina where President of the […]

Retired PGFD Firefighter pursues second career in communications arena

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Public Safety CommunicationsCommunication Trends & Intelligence Get Real Time Updates: Home APCO News » Industry Regional & National APCO Events Government Affairs » FCC Legislation Regulations Operations » Calltaking/Dispatch Funding Management Tech » Codes/Standards Information Technology Radio Frequency Tools Resources » Supplements Training Webcasts Buyer’s Guide Telecommunicator Spotlight: Eric Shrader Retired firefighter pursues second career […]

Contents of Gift Bag Exceed Cost of Registration for 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5K

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The National Capital Region 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5K walk/run will be on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Gaylord National Resort in the National Harbor.  The event, sponsored by the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services, is held in honor of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9-11-01.  The first […]

“Pinky” “Hope” and ?? – Third Pink PGFD Unit Needs a Name

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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 (EMS) Department is preparing to accept the final addition to our cancer awareness campaign, “Proud to be Pink.”  In October 2012, Pinky, an engine wrapped in pink, was introduced to the public.  Just shy of 2 […]

2014 Fire Prevention Week

4 Juveniles Charged with Crime of Arson

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Office of the Fire Marshal have charged 4 individuals with setting fire to a temporary classroom in Laurel, Maryland. At about 6:10 pm, Monday, June 30, 2014, firefighters responded to a report of a temporary […]

Residents Rescued from Temple Hills Apartment Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.ud     @PGFDPIO Two residents of a Temple Hills apartment required assistance in escaping a fire this morning.  At around 12:15 am firefighters were alerted to an apartment fire in the 4500 block of 23rd Parkway.  Fire/EMS units arrived at a 3-story garden style apartment building […]

Video Account of 57th Avenue Report

WUSA 9 News Coverage of Six Flags Incident of August 10

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