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HOUSE FIRE – Vermont Avenue

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters from the greater Landover area fought a fire in a 2-story single family home this morning. At around 11:00 am, Fire/EMS units were alerted to a fire inside a house in the 1800 block of Vermont Avenue.  Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story, single family home, […]

Landover Duplex Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Alert Residents

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters battled a fire in a Landover duple this morning. At about 1:15 am, Saturday, February 18,  firefighters were alerted to a fire in the 7700 block of Normandy Road.  Firefighters arrived and reported heavy fire at the 2-story duplex structure.  It required about 20 minutes to […]

Volunteer Firefighter Rides for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Fund Raiser

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, Kentland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Kelleher recently made us aware of a special journey for one member of their department.  Kelleher stated, “Sergeant Oleg Pelekhaty spent 16 days, riding mostly solo, over 6000 miles across the United States of America to promote ovarian cancer awareness […]

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 […]

Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Released From Burn Unit – County Executive Baker Visits Firefighter

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, Reprinted with permission from On January 15th, 2011, Tower Ladder Lieutenant Christopher Rutter was seriously injured while operating on second alarm box 46-23. He suffered burns to his back when he fell through the first floor stairwell and into the involved basement. By the grace […]

Firefighter Will Remain in Burn Unit Through Weekend

A firefighter injured while battling a 2-alarm townhouse fire remains hospitalized recovering from his burn injuries. Kentland Volunteer Lieutenant Chris Rutter sustained significant burns to his back while operating inside a burning townhouse in the 9000 block of Continental Place in Landover during the early morning of Saturday, January 15, 2011.  Rutter sustained his injuries […]


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Volunteer Lieutenant Joe Brown, Kentland VFD, received an Emergency Service award for locating the downed firefighter and initiating mayday call and rescue. Volunteer Chief Tony Kelleher – Incident Commander, Kentland VFD, for managing an intense incident that included a mayday and firefighter rescue during heavy fire conditions. Several members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS […]

Landover House Fire with Fatalities

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Just before 3:00 AM, Friday, March 6, 2009, Firefighters and Paramedics from the Landover area were alerted by a 911 caller that smoke was coming from a house in the 7200 Block of Flagstaff Street. Firefighters from Kentland were the first to arrive at this 1-story, with basement, single family home and indicated that they […]