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Guilty Plea Entered in Fatal Shooting of Prince George’s County Fire Fighter

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 MEBrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO   A Temple Hills man that shot 3 people entering his home to check on his welfare pled guilty to one felony charge on Friday, January 20, 2017.  The man shot and killed Prince George’s County Fire Fighter John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, critically wounded Volunteer Fire […]

UPDATE – Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole – Week 3

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Kevin O’Toole, 22 years of age, was injured in a house fire in Riverdale on February 24.  He sustained burns over 50% of his body and has been in the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center since the night of the fire. Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole Kevin’s father, Jeff O’Toole, provided us […]

Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole and Ethan Sorrell Update

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Kevin O’Toole One week after 22-year-old Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole sustained burns over 50% of his body he remains in “Critical but stable” condition in the Burn Unit at Medstar at the Washington Hospital Center. He had a couple of skin graphs procedures during the week and on Friday he went through a […]

Fire Chief Promises Thorough and Complete Investigation and Review of Riverdale Incident

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor has stated that he will ensure a thorough and complete investigation into the incident that resulted in seven firefighters being injured. On Friday evening, February 24, 2012, firefighters responded to 911 reports of a house fire at 6404 57th […]

UPDATE on Medical Status of Two Injured Firefighters

The injured firefighters, Ethan Sorrell and Kevin O’Toole, continue to show signs of progress each and every day.  The volunteers firefighters are still in the Burn Unit ICU at Medstar at the Washington Hospital Center. Ethan had his breathing tube removed and is now breathing on his own. His spirits have increased as he was […]

Injured Firefighter Update From the Burn Unit by Their Parents

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Parents of three volunteer firefighters injured in a house fire on Friday evening spoke to members of the media today to personally describe their sons medical status.  Parents of the three firefighters; McClary, Sorrell and O’Toole, County Fire Chief Bashoor and Bladensburg Volunteer Chief Randy Kuenzli […]

UPDATE – Family of 2 Critically Injured Firefighters to Address Media

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us The families of two critically injured firefighters, Ethan Sorrell and Kevin O’Toole, will address members of the media on Sunday afternoon.  Both families travelled from out of state to be with their loved one and have remained with them since their arrival. These firefighters remain hospitalized […]

UPDATE – Firefighters Remain Hospitalized – Two in Critical Condition

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Two Firefighters Remain in Critical Condition Three firefighters remain hospitalized at the Washington Hospital Center after sustaining injuries battling a house fire in Riverdale on Friday evening.  Four other firefighters were treated and released overnight for their injuries. Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Ethan Sorrell, 21 years […]

Seven Firefighters Injured Battling Riverdale House Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Seven Prince George’s County Firefighters were injured as they battled a house fire in Riverdale.  At about 9:11 pm, Friday, February 24, firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 6400 block of 57th Avenue.  The engine from Riverdale and the truck from Bladensburg were the […]

Injured Firefighter Released From Hospital

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Firefighter injured by an electrical shock on February 1, was released from the hospital this afternoon.   The 9-year-veteran member has regained more range of motion in his hand and more feeling in his arm.  Although he is showing signs of progress he still […]

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