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PGFD Fourth Battalion St. Baldricks Fundraiser

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Fourth Battalion held a charity fundraising event that had participants literally losing their hair.  Volunteers members from College Park, Hyattsville, Bladensburg and Riverdale organized the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser held at Looneys Pub in College Park held on Saturday, March […]

Fire at College Park Assisted Living Apartment Building

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At around 2:30 pm, Saturday, February 4, Prince Georges County Police Officers working in the College Park area witnessed heavy black smoke issuing from the 6th floor of an apartment building. The Spellman House Apartment building at 4711 Berwyn House Road is a 7-story assisted living center […]

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 […]

Unit Citation Awarded From BW Parkway Crash

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Twenty-eight career and volunteer members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department were presented with the Departments highest award – a Unit Citation. The presentation was made by Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor who presented individual certificates, letters and Distinguished Service Ribbons to the individuals […]

Two College Park Fires: House on Baylor Avenue and College Park Honda Dealership

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesman, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us A College Park home and a business sustained significant fire damage in separate incidents late Sunday evening.  At around 10:15 pm firefighters responded to the 7300 block of Baylor Avenue in the Yarrow community for a report of a house fire.  Firefighters arrived to find fire […]

Worker Injured at Campus Construction Site

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A green steel re-bar column support lays on the ground after falling onto worker. At 1113 am, Friday, May 27, 2011, the ambulance from College Park,A812,  was dispatched to the intersection of Stadium Dr/Regents Dr on the campus of the University of Maryland for an injured person. […]

College Park House Fire

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A College Park house is a total loss after a wind driven blaze this morning.  Firefighters were alerted around 6:00 am, Saturday, February 19, 2011, to a house fire in the 8400 block of Potomac Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a 2-story wood frame single family home with heavy fire showing. The fire, being fanned […]

College Park House Fire – Duke Street

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Just after 5:00 pm, Friday, October 22, 2010, firefighters from the College Park area were alerted to a house fire in the College Park Woods community. Firefighters from Branchville were the first to arrive at 3424 Duke Street and reported smoke coming from the house. Upon entering the […]

School Bus Contacts Low-Hanging Utility Lines.

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At about 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, a school bus came in contact with low hanging utility lines and pulled them down onto the bus while travelling on Guilford Road in College Park. The approximately 40 students on-board from the Hyattsville Middle School remained calm as College Park Firefighters took all required precautions in […]

Fire Destroys RV in College Park

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A 40-foot recreational vehicle used by a New Zealand family of four while visiting the United States was destroyed by fire this morning. Firefighters from the College Park/Beltsville area were alerted around 9:30 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2009, to a RV fire at the Cherry Hill Park, 9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park. The site […]