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Leave Fireworks Out of Your New Year Celebrations

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The use of fireworks on New Years Eve into New Years Day is second only to the Fourth of July.   Citizens, residents and visitors should be aware that the use of all consumer fireworks in Prince George’s County is illegal.  Firefighters and Paramedics recommend that you […]

SAFETY FIRST for the Weekend: Hot Weather-Grilling-Swimming-Fireworks and Pets

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department wishes everyone a festive and happy Fourth of July celebration over this long holiday weekend.  We also look forward to not meeting you over the weekend for unfortunate reasons.  The combined career and volunteer men and women of the Fire/EMS […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely and Legally

2011 Fireworks Amnesty The Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department responds to several calls for injuries related to fireworks each year. The Fire/EMS Department is concerned about the potential for injury and property damage from fireworks. Every year, near the Fourth of July we see and hear of thousands of people injured […]

Fireworks Amnesty Program – All Consumer Fireworks are Illegal in County

The Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department responds to several calls for injuries related to fireworks each year. The Fire/EMS Department is concerned about the potential for injury and property damage from fireworks. Every year, near the Fourth of July we see and hear of thousands of people injured and sometimes […]

Fireworks Training Prepares Personnel for 4th of July Holiday

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Seventeen members of the Department assigned to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Community Outreach recently completed a 4-hour Pyrotechnics Guild International awareness course presented by retired Prince Georges County Fire-Fighter Francis “Pinky” Pilkerton at the Fire Services Building. Pinky has over 30 years of experience in the Pyrotechnic industry and provided valuable information […]