Archive for February2015

Final SIT Report – 6404 57th Avenue in Riverdale

PGFD Safety Investigation Team final report on the incident that injured seven firefighters.  The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is making this report available so that other departments can learn from our conclusions and recommendations.  Click on the link below to view the entire report. 6404 57th Ave Report  This report had been previously released. […]

PGFD House Fire – 12800 block of Princeleigh St in Largo 846 First Due 2-23-15

Watch raw video by clicking here.   Mark E. Brady Chief Spokesperson/PIO Prince George’s County, MD, Fire/EMS Department

Appointment of Deputy Fire Chief

      Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced his appointment of a long time Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department veteran to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. The appointment of Dennis C. Wood will be effective on March 8, 2015. Wood will be the Commander of Emergency Services for the Department […]

St. Baldricks Team PGFD 2015 Has a New Member

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO St. Baldricks is a charitable organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research.  Personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department have participated in these fundraising efforts by shaving their heads bald.  Team PGFD 2015 will participate in a group […]

County Monitored by Operations Centers During Snowstorm

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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 activated the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Monday at 8:00 p.m.  The Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department followed with opening the Department Operations Center (DOC). “Prince George’s County is prepared for our first major winter weather […]

Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes in your Home and Business

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County homes constructed since the early 1990’s have a residential sprinkler system installed to save lives and protect property.  Therefore there are a large number of single family homes, in addition to commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings, that are equipped with […]

Prince George’s County DPW&T Activates Full Deployment for Winter Storm

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Prince George’s County Activates Full Deployment for Winter Storm Warning For immediate release: 2/16/2015 11:20:00 AM For more information, contact: Carol Terry, Public Information Officer, DPW&T, 301-883-5600 ​ LARGO, MD â€“Prince George’s County will activate a full deployment of personnel and contract services today at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for the snow and frigid temperatures forecasted for the […]

PGFD Firefighters Battle Cottage City House Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO No sooner had the “ink dried” on the press release describing a busy Valentines weekend when firefighters fought yet another house fire.  At about 9:45 am dispatchers at the Public Safety Communications alerted firefighters to a house fire in Cottage City.  Along with […]

Current Forecast, Warnings and Safety Tips for Presidents Day Snowstorm

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATEDNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC509 AM EST MON FEB 16 2015…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THISMORNING……WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENINGTO NOON EST TUESDAY…* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.* ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO […]

Valentines Weekend Busy for PGFD and Public Safety Dispatchers

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO It was anything but sweet for public safety personnel working this past weekend and the outlook for remaining busy continues.  On Saturday, February 14th, an arctic blast brought about one inch of snow to Prince George’s County, Maryland, followed by rapidly dropping temperatures, […]

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