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Healthy Advice From People that Know About Heat

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The National Weather Service is forecasting high heat and humidity for Prince George’s County this week. Heat indexes are likely to meet or exceed 100 degrees, especially, towards the end of the week. It is expected that unhealthy air will accompany the hot forecast creating a […]

Season’s First Heat Wave Safety Advice

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The National Weather Service is forecasting the first heat wave of the season for Memorial Day into Tuesday. Heat indexes are likely to meet or exceed 100 degrees. Because this is the first round of seasonal heat and bodies are not acclimated yet, heat exhaustion and heat […]

Bicyclist May Be Victim of High Heat

Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics responded on a call this morning involving a 20-year-old male and a possible heat related illness. At the time of the incident, about 11:15 am, Saturday, July 24, 2010, temperatures were in the mid 90’s with humidity at 43%. Firefighter/Medics from Oxon Hill and a Paramedic Unit from Fort Washington were […]

High Temperatures Continue – Tips for Health and Wellness

A heat wave continues in Prince George’s County and the Atlantic Coast States as temperatures continue to reach into the upper 90’s. Humidity levels will push the heat indexes into the 100’s. This year 8 people, 1 in Prince George’s County, have died in Maryland from heat related illnesses according to the Office of the […]

Fire/EMS Department Operate Under a “Heat Stress Watch”

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, is in the midst of a string of days with temperatures in the unhealthy levels and a forecast of daytime temperatures remaining in the 90’s. Firefighters and paramedics have handled an increased number of responses since the June heat arrived and continue to deal with the responses and coping with the […]

Firefighters Battle House Fire and the Heat

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A firefighter has his vital signs monitored after entering a rehab area after battling a Beltsville house fire. MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters fought a well involved house fire in the midst of the heat of the day. After water was used by firefighters to extinguish the fire, water was then […]