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PGFD – Prepared and Successful with Hurricane Irene Operations

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department started preparing for the arrival Hurricane Irene days in advance. Even while continuing to deal with the aftermath of a rare 5.9 earthquake just days earlier, Department leadership started to focus their attention to the impending storm.  Hurricane Irene’s […]

Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update – EOC Closed

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE For Immediate Release: August 28, 2011 Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Acting Director of Communications, Cell: (240) 619-9400     Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update – EOC Closed    Bowie, Maryland â€“The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center has officially closed.   Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III […]

County EOC Tree Incident Served as a Reminder to Workers

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Early this morning, at about 2:30 am, a large mature tree was toppled by the strong winds of Irene near the location of an open and functioning County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). County employees, assigned to work the overnight shift at the EOC, had parked their cars […]

Temple Hills House Fire – 3 Firefighters Injured

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Amidst an early band of heavy rain and light winds from Hurricane Irene, Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a house fire around 12:15 pm this afternoon.  Fire/EMS units arrived at a 2-story with basement, cape cod, single family home in the 2200 block of Jameson […]

Fire/EMS Department Prepares for Irene

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The Fire/EMS Department Command Staff met with their counterparts from other County agencies in a planning meeting to discuss preparations for the arrival and recovery from Hurricane Irene.  The meeting was held at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills with coordination by the Office of Homeland Security Director Brian Moe and Public Safety […]

PGFD Prepares for Weekend Arrival of Irene

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Weekend Arrival Will Assist Firefighter/Medics If there is a “silver lining” in the timing of Hurricane Irene is that her mean arrival will occur on a weekend.  Emergency officials continue to monitor Hurricane Irene, while making plans to ensure protection over the weekend.  From a public safety […]