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Another Powerful and Freaky Storm Rolls Through

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Prince Georges County was besieged by another violent thunder storm this morning disrupting the morning commute, damaging structures and hundreds of reported power outages. The powerful storm had torrential rains and numerous cloud to ground lightening strikes. The storms entered the northern portion of the County around 7:00 am and then slowly moved to the […]

Technical Rescue Team Support Sturcture

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The Fire/EMS Department’s Technical Rescue Team was utilized to shore up a structure after significant damage was caused by a vehicle. At about 8:45 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Technical Rescue Units from Tuxedo-Cheverly and Fort Washington Fire/EMS Stations proceeded to Central Avenue and Bayou Avenue in Capitol Heights at the request of a County […]

Smithsonian Museum Support Center “Garber Facility” Among Those Damaged by Roof Collapses

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Prince George’s County Firefighters have responded to several reports of roof collapses since yesterday. Some of these collapses involved detached structures, for example; carports and sheds. On other calls, residents noticed unusual sounds or cracks in walls and firefighters investigated any potential for collapse. Fortunately, no one has been injured in any of these collapses […]

Partial Roof Collapse of Forestville Warehouse

Employees of Country Snack Company arriving for work this morning found that a portion of the roof and ceiling structure had collapsed in one of their bays. Firefighters were alerted at about 9:00 AM, Sunday, February 7, 2010, and arrived at a 1-story brick warehouse at 7984 Penn Randall Place in Forestville and evaluated the […]

Landover Hills Family Overcome by CO

A Landover Hills family of six was overcome by high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and transported to area hospitals. On Saturday, February 6, 2010, at about 7:45 PM, a 911 call was received from a teen-aged occupant of a single family home in the 4100 block of 70th Avenue and stated that several members […]

Mass Casualty CO Incident at Riverdale Church

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Fire/EMS Personnel tend to patients while en route to a Baltimore Trauma Center on-board a Medical Ambulance Bus. (photo courtesy of College Park VFD) MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics were summoned to a church to tend to a sick child and encountered that and many more. […]

Crash Causes Collapse of Porch – Trapping Driver

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At about 9:53 AM, Prince George’s County Firefighters, Paramedics and Collapse Team were alerted to a vehicle crash into a house in Upper Marlboro. Fire/EMS units arrived at 10400 Croom Road and discovered a two-story farm house with a vehicle that had crashed into the front porch of the house and caused a structural collapse […]