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UPDATE – Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole

Kevin O’Toole continues his stay in the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.  This week he has endured 2 additional skin graphing procedures, scrubbing of his injuries and work with physical therapists.  He was undergoing surgery on his left hand Wednesday morning.  His left hand appears to have suffered the most serious injuries.  Kevin […]

Man Seriously Burned in Forestville

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are investigating the circumstances in which a man sustained serious burn injuries this evening.  Preliminary information indicates that a male, mid 60’s, had opened the fuel cap on his dump truck at his work site in the 6400 block of Foxley Road […]

PGFD Recruit Firefighters Donate Blood to Help DCFD Firefighters

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Recruit Firefighters with DCFD Lt. Alvarado at a blood donation event in Laurel. Firefighter recruits from the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Career Recruit School #43 took it upon themselves to help other firefighters by donating blood.  On Saturday, April 30, 2011, several members met Lt. Rob Alvarado from the District of Columbia fire Department and […]

Ryan Continues to Recover

Riverdale Volunteer Fire Chief and District of Columbia Career Fire Fighter Charles Ryan remains in “critical” but stable condition at the Burn Unit of the Washington Hospital Center.  Ryan sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns on over 40% of his body in an early Friday morning fire in northeast Washington, DC where he was working. […]

Firefighter Will Remain in Burn Unit Through Weekend

A firefighter injured while battling a 2-alarm townhouse fire remains hospitalized recovering from his burn injuries. Kentland Volunteer Lieutenant Chris Rutter sustained significant burns to his back while operating inside a burning townhouse in the 9000 block of Continental Place in Landover during the early morning of Saturday, January 15, 2011.  Rutter sustained his injuries […]