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3-Alarm Laurel Fire – 13009 Mistletoe Spring Road

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WHAT: 3-Alarm apartment fire TIME: 2:58 PM DATE: February 22, 2010 LOCATION: 13009 Mistletoe Springs Road, Laurel, MD, Willow Lake Apartments PHOTOS and VIDEO: Mark E. Brady An observant police officer observed smoke coming from the roof of a Laurel apartment building, alerted the buildings residents and radioed for assistance from the Fire/EMS Department. On […]

High Honors for Former PGFD Leadership

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Fire Chief Jones, Fire Chief Goddard, NFFF Exec. Director Siarnicki, MFRI Director Edwards and State of Maryland Fire Marshal Barnard. Steven T. Edwards and Fire Chief Jones Ronald J. Siarnicki and Fire Chief Jones William E. Barnard and Fire Chief Jones William F. Goddard and Fire Chief Jones Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. […]

Eight Firefighters Injured at 2-Alarm House Fire

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Photos by: Mark E. BradyMEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, 240-508-7930 Eight firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fire at a large single family home. Just after 11:00 PM, Sunday, December 6, 2009, firefighters from the College Park, Hyattsville and surrounding communities were alerted to a house fire at 7016 Partridge Place in University Park. […]

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 […]

Gas Leak at Penn Mar Shopping Center Mitigated

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Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a potentially dangerous situation at a strip shopping center. A Washington Gas Company employee was investigating a customer complaint of an odor of natural gas near the Marshall’s Department Store at Penn Mar Shopping Center, 3400 Donnell Drive in Forestville. The Gas Co. employee encountered a strong odor […]


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Firefighters from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Sixth Battalion conducted training evolutions on Rapid Intervention and Mayday procedures today, Friday, September 25, 2009. The training was held at the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station #831. Personnel assigned to Beltsville, Calverton, Greenbelt, Laurel, Branchville and Berwyn Heights, under the direction of Battalion Chief Dave Borchardt, […]

Forestville Strip Mall Explosion May 7, 2009

At 12:54 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2009, Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics were dispatched on a call that no one is soon to forget. Firefighters were alerted to respond to the Penn-Mar Shopping Center, a large 1-story strip mall, in the 3400 Block of Donnell Drive in Forestville and arrived at 12:59 PM. First arriving […]