Archive for January2015

PGFD PROFILE – Deputy Fire Chief Corey A. Smedley

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III recently appointed Corey A. Smedley to the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  The appointment was effective December 29, 2014. Deputy Fire Chief Corey A. Smedley began his career as a firefighter with the Prince George’s […]

Train the Trainer – All Hazard Position Specific PIO Class at National Emergency Training Center

I will be instructing a Train the Trainer – All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer Class at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The course still has some vacancies and scheduled to be conducted on the date as noted below: • E-953 All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer TtT on March 16 – 20, […]

WJLA Brad Bell Report – Annapolis fire and how to protect your home from fire – “Heart Breaking”

Berwyn Heights House Fire – Seminole Place

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Mark Brady, PGFD PIO, 240-508-7930 A father and daughter were rescued by three Good Samaritans from their burning Berwyn Heights. A neighbor, passerby and a volunteer firefighter pulled the pair to safety prior to the arrival of firefighters. The woman, 60ish years of age, and her 80ish year old father were transported to a Burn […]

When It’s Cold Outside, Pets Get Cold Too!

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When It’s Cold Outside, Pets Get Cold Too! For immediate release: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM For more information, contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Department of the Environment/301-883-5952 ​ Follow these â€˜pawtection’ tips to keep your pet safe in cold weather LARGO, MD â€“ Can’t stand being outside in the cold temperatures?  Imagine how your pet feels.  When frigid air hits, the Prince […]

Riverdale Family Exposed to High Levels of Carbon Monoxide

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO A Riverdale family was apparently exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) overnight and became sick.  Fortunately, the family woke up and was alert enough to leave the home.  They went to a nearby clinic as all six family members were suffering […]

FORECAST IS AS COMPLEX AS THE STORM ITSELF – TIPS TO HELP STAY SAFE

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The Fire/EMS Department wants to help keep you informed about a winter storm.  Precipitation will move into Prince George’s County Sunday evening with a potential to continue through Tuesday afternoon.  Precipitation will be mixed at times and the forecast calls for anywhere between […]

MEDIA COVERAGE OF 2-ALARM CONDO FIRE 8400 BLOCK OF GREENBELT ROAD

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Charles County Man Charged with Impersonating a Prince George’s Fire Official

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Winter Weather Advisory for Prince George’s County Starts at 6:00 pm

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Winter Weather Advisory for Prince George’s County, Maryland URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC1143 AM EST FRI JAN 23 2015…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THISEVENING TO NOON EST SATURDAY…* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW […]

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