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Kevin O’Toole Released from Hospital – On the Way Home

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A press conference with just about every print, television and radio media outlet in the Washington-Baltimore Region present to document this important day, Volunteer Sergeant Kevin O’Toole stepped outside of the hospital for the first time since he was admitted 55 days ago.  A significant day in […]

Possible Release Date for Injured Fire Fighter O’Toole

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Kevin O’Toole has been through unimaginable pain and suffering over the past three months.  On the evening of February 24, 2012, Kevin was caught in a “fireball” that caused injury to him and six other firefighters.  Kevin got the worst of it.  He sustained 2nd and 3rd […]

UPDATE – Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole – Week 4

Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole received a change in scenery while he continues his recovery from burn injuries he sustained while battling a Riverdale House Fire on February 24.  Twenty-two year-old O’Toole was moved out of the Burn Unit Intensive Care Unit to a step down unit.  This is an indication that he is […]

Cause and Origin in Bladensburg Fatal Fire

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, 240-508-7930 At around 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 18, firefighters in the Bladensburg area discovered an adult male deceased from thermal injuries. He was found in his apartment on the 6th floor at 5802 Annapolis Road where firefighters had been dispatched to investigate smoke in the hallway. Fire Investigators believe that […]

Bladensburg VFD Participated in a Community Event

Randy S. Kuenzli, Chief of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department, provided us with the following information about a very successful community event. For Immediate Release  On Saturday October 8, 2011, Volunteers from the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad participated in Edmonston Day.  The event held annually  by the Town of Edmonston is usually scheduled […]

Bladensburg High Rise Apartment Fire

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Prince George’s County Firefighters fought a fire in a Bladensburg high rise apartment building late Friday night.  At about 11:40 pm, Friday, June 10, 2011, firefighters from Bladensburg and surrounding communities were alerted to a fire in an apartment on the top floor of 5800 Annapolis Road.  This location is a 10-story high rise apartment […]

Departmental Crash in Bladensburg

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At around 11:30 am, Friday, February 18, 2011, Fire/EMS units were alerted to a possible fire at the University of Maryland. Truck 809 from the Bladensburg Fire/EMS Station was responding to the incident with emergency lights on and siren sounding.  While en route, Truck 809 was involved […]

Bladensburg House Fire Displaces Family of Four

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Firefighters extinguished a basement fire that displaced a Bladensburg family from their home. At about 4:30 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Fire/EMS units were dispatched to a 911 report of smoke coming from a house at 5413 Gallatin Street. An engine and ladder truck from Bladensburg were the first to arrive and encountered a 1 […]