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Man Seriously Burned in Forestville

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are investigating the circumstances in which a man sustained serious burn injuries this evening.  Preliminary information indicates that a male, mid 60’s, had opened the fuel cap on his dump truck at his work site in the 6400 block of Foxley Road […]

Forestville Apartment Fire with Rescues and Great Job by Young 911 Caller

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Copy of 911 Call is Available Firefighters safely removed three occupants sheltered on their third floor balcony while a fire burned a floor below this afternoon in Forestville. It was just before 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, when 12 year old Chyna Campbell thought she heard alarm […]

Firefighter Performs Successful Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Firefighter

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A member of the Forestville Volunteer Fire Department recognized right away she needed help when she was began choking on a piece of food. Being trained as an Emergency Medical Technician she recognized the food lodged in her throat was blocking her airway and she needed help […]

Truck Burns Inside of Forestville Repair Facility

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Media Contact: Mark E.Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 As firefighters from the area were stilling working at a townhouse fire on Chester Grove Road, another report of a structure fire was received in the Forestville area.  Firefighters from other areas had been transferred into the area to ensure adequate coverage while personnel were busy dealing with […]

Forestville Townhouse Fire Displaces Eleven – No Injuries

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Eleven residents, including 1 infant, were displaced after a fire damaged their row of townhouses.  Firefighters from the Forestville area were alerted to a structure fire at about 11:15 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Fire/EMS units arrived in the 3000 block of Chester Grove and arrived to […]

Two Volunteer Fire Service Leaders Pass Away

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The career and volunteer family of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is saddened at the passing of two long-time volunteer fire service leaders.  Each of these men made significant impacts on their respective volunteer stations as well as the entire County fire service. William “Bill” Huttenloch, Past Chief of the […]

2-Alarm Forestville Townhouse Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 At about 1:45 pm a fire was reported at a townhouse in the 6300 block of Hil Mar Circle East in Forestville. Firefighters arrived to find a row of 2-story with basement, sprinklered, townhouses with heavy smoke coming from the roof area. A fire appears to have […]

Forestville Apartment Fire Quickly Extinguished

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, At about 6:30 pm, Monday, September 20, 2010, Fire/EMS units were alerted to an apartment on fire at 3233 Walters Lane. Firefighters arrived at the 3-story apartment building to find fire coming from a terrace level unit with fire extending up the exterior of the building. An […]

Two-Alarm Apartment Fire in Forestville

Story by Major Erroll George – Acting PGFD PIO At approximately 9:45 AM, Monday, June 15, 2009, Fire/EMS units from the Forestville and surrounding areas were alerted to a reported house fire in the 6400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon arrival, units encountered an apartment building with smoke and fire showing from the second floor […]

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 […]