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Emergency Services Award – Volunteer Fire Fighter Derek Daves

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented an Emergency Services Award to Branchville Volunteer Fire Fighter John “Derek” Daves.  In making the presentation Bashoor stated, “In making awards presentations, it’s not always about the end result, which in this incident […]

Firefighters Help to Distribute 300 Coats for Kids

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department joined with the County Homeless Education Office, Department of Social Services, students from the University of Maryland, and Operation Warm today, Wednesday, November 30, in distributing 300 new coats designated for underprivileged children.  Career, civilian and […]

PGFD in the Community

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County career, volunteer firefighters, medics and EMT’s as well as civilian members of the Fire/EMS Department participated in several community events today.  Hundreds of positive contacts were made with members of communities across the County.  Fire Safety and injury prevention information and smoke alarms were […]

New Webisode Released from TheBattalion.tv

The second webisode highlighting the Branchville Fire/EMS Station #811 has been posted and is available for viewing.  Producers from www.TheBattalion.TV spent a week with Branchville, District Heights and other stations in Prince George’s County in December 2010 and have produced three websidodes to date, additional webisodes are forthcoming.  To view the Branchville stories go to […]

Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

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Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Dickey of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department in College Park has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on March 8, 2011, to officially confer the designation.  Volunteer Chief Dickey is one of only 770 CFO’s […]

New Webisodes of PGFD on TheBattalion.TV

In December 2010, David Furtado from http://www.thebattalion.tv/ and his production crew visited Prince George’s County which has resulted in the production of new webisodes.  The fifth PGFD webisode, titled “The New Chief,” includes interviews with Marc S. Bashoor just days after taking the position of Acting Fire Chief.  Also included in this webisode is video from the […]

Firefighters Honor Fallen Heroes by Working

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Members of the Fire/EMS Department particpating at the NFFF Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, MD Members of the Fire/EMS Department particpating at the NFFF Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, MD Tomy Baker, Life-Member of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department and the Maryland Chapter of the Red Knights Motorycycle Club, has played a role in coordinating support for […]