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12-year-Old 911 Hero Presented with Fire Chiefs Award

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Suitland…Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented Chyna Campbell a “FIRE CHIEFS AWARD” for her actions on Thursday, October 27, 2011. On that afternoon Chyna called 911 to report a apartment on fire with a family trapped on the balcony. Her calm and precise instructions […]

Forestville Apartment Fire with Rescues and Great Job by Young 911 Caller

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Copy of 911 Call is Available Firefighters safely removed three occupants sheltered on their third floor balcony while a fire burned a floor below this afternoon in Forestville. It was just before 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, when 12 year old Chyna Campbell thought she heard alarm […]

Remember The Day So We Will Never Forget – September 11, 2001

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Remember the Day so we will Never Forget September 11, 2001 Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department As a tribute to honor the 10 year anniversary of this tragic event on September 11, 2001, I asked members of our Department to share their thoughts and memories.  The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS […]

911 Call Describes Moments Prior to Fire Departments Arrival at Fatal Hyattsville House Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us This is a recording of just one of the 911 callers reporting a neighbors house on fire.  This call occurred around 4:00 am, Wednesday, January 19, 2011.  The callers calm demeanor is impressive despite the scene she was describing.  She provided key answers to the call-taker […]

VERIZON UPDATE – PHONE OUTAGE – COLLEGE PARK/GREENBELT AREA

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications officials have been in contact with representatives from Verizon about the on-going issue of phone service outage within communities in the Northern section of the County.  On Monday, July 26, 2010, Verizon was experiencing a central office-based wire-line telephone outage in the Greenbelt, Berwyn, College Park area as a result of […]

PGFD Paticipates in 9-11 Memorial Tribute

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Nearly 3-dozen members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department joined Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The event was sponsored by the Port Towns and held at the memorial constructed at the Peace Cross in Bladensburg. This memorial honors the 23 citizens of Prince George’s County, Maryland that […]