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One of the Busiest Days in Department History

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department experienced one of the busiest days in the Departments history due to high winds and dry conditions that resulted in hundreds of brush fires and structure fires.  Numerous personnel have been  operating at several “hot spots” overnight and into this morning. […]

VIDEO – A PG County Fireman “Holdin’ All Units”

A 20 minute video produced by Kevin Weems, a volunteer member of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.  The video covers several years worth of Prince George’s County incidents including dispatch audio and scene video.  Congratulations to Kevin on this production that I’m confident took a great deal of time […]

PGFD Training Bulletin – December 2010 Edition

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Fort Washington Apartment Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Just after 8:30 am, Tuesday, October 5, 2010, a 911 call was received reporting a fire in a Fort Washington apartment building. Fire/EMS units were dispatched to 2440 Corning Avenue, a 3-story in the front and 4-story in the rear, garden-style apartment building in the Rosecroft […]

Two Separate Home Fires Occur Minutes Apart

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Prince George’s County Firefighters handled two home fires dispatched just minutes apart on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010. The fires were in Riverdale Heights and Largo and in the basement of each home. The incidents are not believed to be connected. At 1:52 pm, firefighters from Riverdale Heights and surrounding communities were alerted to a […]

Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association Annual Convention

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The Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (PGCVFRA) and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Convention in September. The PGCVFRA represents 38 volunteer fire and rescue corporations throughout the County. The 2010 convention will be held the week of September 12-18, 2010. This is the 88th annual convention and 80th for the Ladies […]

Laurel House Fire

Firefighters from the Laurel area battled a house fire just before midnight on Thursday, August 12, 2010. Firefighter/Medics arrived at a 1-story single family home in the 7400 block of Brooklyn Bridge Road and found heavy fire coming from the roof. An interior attack on the attic fire and a search of the house for […]

Four Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

Firefighters handled a number of unrelated fire incidents Tuesday evening and early this morning involving a variety of structures causing nearly $260,000 in estimated fire loss and the displacement of two families. Despite the high potential for injuries to both civilians and firefighters, fortunately, there were no injuries reported on any of the incidents. On […]

Chillum Fire/EMS Station Adds Additional Services

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The Chillum Fire/EMS Station had not run an engine call in nearly a year. The engine company was removed in August 2009 as part of the Fire/EMS Departments redeployment of suppression forces. Up until Sunday, July 18, 2010, a paramedic unit was the only unit to respond from the station at 6330 Riggs Road. With […]

BOWIE HOUSE FIRE – CROYDON LANE

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters from the Bowie area fought a well advanced fire in a Bowie home early this morning. Just after 1:30 am, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, firefighters arrived at the 1-sotry ranch style home in the 4000 block of Croydon Lane with heavy fire showing. About 10 minutes […]

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