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IAFF Local 1619 Softball Tournament Cancelled

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The International Association of Firefighters Local 1619 MDA Softball Championship has unfortunately been cancelled.   The tournament was to have started yesterday and continued through this weekend.  The annual event brings hundreds of firefighters from across the United States and Canada to Watkins Park in Kettering Maryland.  In September, during the week after Labor Day, […]

IAFF Fire Ops 101 Raises Awareness of Elected Officials

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County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Participates in International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1619 “Fire Ops 101” County Executive, Lt. Governor, and County Council Members  participate in hands-on fire drills College Park, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III was joined by Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, County Council Vice Chair Eric […]

Media Opportunity to Feel the Heat!!! Can You Handle It???

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 You can certainly dish it out but can you personally handle the heat??? Members of the media are invited to participate in a controlled event that will demonstrate a firefighter’s day at work. Local and National media personalities from radio, print, TV, Internet and bloggers including producers, […]

Weekend is Guaranteed to be Busy for Fire/EMS Department

This upcoming weekend is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year for members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department and I’m not even referring to the number of fires and EMS incidents that will be handled. Hundreds of career, volunteer and civilian members of the Fire/EMS Department will be involved in […]

Fire Ground Survival Training

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Personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department are participating in a Train the Trainer program at the Fire/EMS Training Academy (FETA) in Cheltenham.  This training is actually a beta test for aprogram that will be taught around the Country.  The training program, “Fire Ground Survival” is designed to teach firefighters how to […]

Fire Fighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 1619 Conduct Haiti Relief Collection

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A steady stream of cars filled with people wanting to make a difference and help the victims of the Haiti earthquake lined the driveway to the Prince George’s County Fire Services Building in Landover Hills. The Prince George’s County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)Local 1619, accepted donations on, Monday, […]

IAFF LOCAL 1619 FIREFIGHTERS and PARAMEDICS CONDUCT HAITI RELIEF EFFORT

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The Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1619, will be holding a “Stuff-a-Truck” event seeking relief items that will be sent to Haiti. Andrew Pantelis, President of IAFF Local 1619 stated, “Last Tuesday our island neighbor to the south, Haiti, suffered a massive 7.0 earthquake […]