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Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Arrest Playing Hockey with DCFD Team VS PGFD Team – Assisted by Fellow Firefighters

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930A District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) member was playing hockey in a game that include DCFD versus the PGFD team at the Gardens Ice House in Beltsville on Sunday afternoon in the 5:00 hour. The DCFD member went into cardiac arrest while on the ice just prior to […]

Riverdale Volunteer Chief Ryan Expected to be Released from Burn Unit Today

During an early morning fire on April 8, 2011, Chuck Ryan was performing his duties as a District of Columbia Firefighter when he was critically injured. Ryan also serves as the Volunteer Chief of the Riverdale, MD, Fire/EMS Station in Prince George’s County. Today is another milestones in Ryan’s road to recovering from his injuries. […]

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 […]

UPDATE On Riverdale Volunteer Chief Chuckie Ryan

The District of Columbia Fire Fighters Burn Foundation has posted an update on their injured firefighters.  DCFD Fire Fighter Chuckie Ryan is also the Volunteer Chief of the Riverdale Fire/EMS Station in Prince George’s County.  The Foundation has been doing a fantastic job in keeping everyone informed with up-to-date information about the injured firefighters and providing […]

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. […]

Riverdale Volunteer Chief Remains Critical – DCFD Press Release and Statement from Riverdale VFD Included

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Fire Chief Charles “Chucky” Ryan of the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department was critically injured while battling a house fire while working as a firefighter with the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) on Friday, April 8, 2011 (DCFD Press Release is below).  As of this morning he remains listed in “critical” condition. Ryan has been […]

PGFD Volunteer Chief Injured While at Work with DCFD

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department was contacted overnight by the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department (DCFD) with notification that our Volunteer Chief of the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department was critically burned while battling a structure fire while performing his duties. He is a career firefighter with DCFD. It is reported that he sustained critical […]

PGFD Hockey Team Finishes Second in Tournament.

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Congratulation to Team PGFD for playing great hockey in this weekends DCFD Burn Center Hockey Tournament. The Hockey Tournament was played at The Ice House in Beltsville, Maryland. PGFD played outstanding hockey throughout the weekend and into the Championship game. They skated a great game against Eastern Ohio but came up short by a final […]

Firefighter Appreciation Night at Nationals Park

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Several members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department attended the Washington Nationals game at National Park on Thursday, September 10, 2009. The game and festivities were part of Firefighter Appreciation Night and included special tributes to 9-11-01. The PGFD contingent would like to extend our thanks to Pete Pedersen of PEPCO and Steve Kerber […]

PGFD Provides Assistance During METRO Incident

On Monday, June 22, 2009, just after 5:00 PM, the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department embarked on an incident that resulted in the death of 9 people and injured some 70 others. Two six-car south-bound METRO trains were involved in a collision on a Red Line track just north of the Fort Totten station. A […]