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Beltsville Bomb Squad Call was “Good Intent”

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Sometime this morning a Powder Mill Village apartment complex maintenance employee while working in an apartment discovered a suspicious looking item. He brought the item to the rental office and apartment complex management notified 911 of the situation at around 8:30 am. Based on the suspicious appearance […]

Governor Signs Executive Order for Regional Bomb Squad Readiness and Coordination

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 MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD (August 9, 2011) — In Maryland, we are protected by seven bomb squads including Prince George’s County, City of Annapolis, Baltimore City, Town of Ocean City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office that deploys from multiple locations statewide. […]

Statewide Bomb Squad Policy Announcement

Prince George’s County will serve as host to elected and public safety leaders from across the State of Maryland as they announce a new policy on Bomb Squads.  The State of Maryland Office of the Fire Marshal (OSFM) will provide a formal media advisory in the very near future about this event. It is anticipated […]

Branch Avenue Closed While Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A road crew working along Branch Avenue made an unusual discovery this morning which has prompted the response of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bomb Squad.  A suspicious package was found on the side of Branch Avenue at Coventry Way in Clinton. As a result of […]

Law Enforcement Investigators Vital in Fire/EMS – Investigation – LawOfficer.com

Law Enforcement Investigators Vital in Fire/EMS – Investigation – LawOfficer.com Law Enforcement Investigators Vital in Fire/EMS Public safety is priority in Prince George’s County, Md. By Karen Bune, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, http://www.lawofficer.com/ The usual perception of a Fire/EMS Department is one comprised of professional firefighters riding fire trucks and putting out fires coupled with […]

PGFD PROFILE – New Bomb Squad Member – Brandon Goff

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Bomb Technician is one of the most sought after positions in our Department and is perhaps the most difficult to attain.  The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s Bomb Squad is one of 480 accredited squads throughout the country. Of that number, approximately 50 are operated by fire departments. The Fire/EMS Department’s Bomb […]

PGFD Bomb Squad Renders Safe Possible Explosive Devices

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The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bomb Squad successfully rendered safe what appeared to be explosive devices found in a District Heights home. The Bomb Squad was requested at about 3:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, after a real estate agent came across what appeared to be 2 pipe bombs in the basement area of a […]