Archive for December2014

Marlboro Volunteers Complete Sale of Station #2 to County

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO After months of negotiations between the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and Prince George’s County the sale of the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 and property has been completed.  The sale involved the 1- 1/2 acre parcel including the existing structure serving […]

Safety First Day of the Month and Year – Fire Safety Resolutions for New Year!!!

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Top Ten Fire Safety Resolutions for 2015  I will test my smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms once a month on the first day of every month (Safety First Day of the Month).  I will change my battery in alarms at least once […]

PGFD 2014 Limited Statistical and Social Media Information

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The following are statistics are from calendar year 2014.  Many of the statistics and data have a link that will provide additional information.  Simply click on the link to be taken to that information. 2014 Top 6 Highest Fire Loss Estimate Incidents 9/12/2014            […]

Morningside VFD Celebrates Anniversary of Going 100% Volunteer

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Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and several members of his command staff attended a celebratory dinner at the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, December 29.  The Morningside Volunteers were celebrating their 1-year anniversary of being a 100% volunteer department. In recognition of this achievement Fire Chief Bashoor presented Morningside Volunteer Chief […]

Leave Backyard Fireworks Out of Your New Year Celebrations

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The goal of the Fire/EMS Department is not to dampen the celebration of a New Year – our goal is to keep you safe from hazards that you may not think of.  The use of fireworks on New Years Eve into New Years […]

Fire/EMS Department Press Conference, Neighborhood Canvass and New Home Safety Initiative

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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 Chief Marc S. Bashoor updated members of the media and community today in front of the home where an 83-year-old man lost his life on Christmas Eve morning.  During his update Bashoor officially released the names of the two […]

Fatal Christmas Morning Fire in Capitol Heights

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO A Capitol Heights woman died in an early Christmas morning fire.  At around 2:15 am firefighters and paramedics were alerted to a fire in the 900 block of Booker Drive.  Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story duplex with fire showing and a report […]

Bowie Home Fire Claims a Life – Neighbor Saturation Planned for Friday

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO At around 8:30 am today, December 24, a fire occurred in a single-family home that claimed the life of an occupant. Firefighters arrived quickly at the 1-story single family home in the 5700 block of Park Drive in Bowie.  They encountered fire showing […]

Follow-Up on Relief Effort for Rojas Family

Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, primarily the stations within our Fourth Battalion, continue their relief efforts with a family displaced by a home fire.  Yesterday, firefighters delivered toys and gift cards to the Rojas family.  Their apartment was gutted after an accidental fire on Sunday evening.  The family of […]

WJLA ABC 7 Report on Firefighters Efforts to Take Care of Displaced Mt Rainier Family

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