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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 […]

PGFD Suffers a Line of Duty Death and Serious Injury

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MARK E. BRADY, Chief Spokesperson The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is mourning the death of one of our own and praying for the best of a second member.  Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed while on a call Friday evening.  A Morningside Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot multiple […]

Youth Ministry Honors Fire/EMS Line of Duty Death Memorial by Taking Action

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Kaeleigh Moffitt (yellow shirt/standing) is a Youth Pastor with the Ministry and coordinated the workers for this event. The most honored place within the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is the Line of Duty Death (LODD) Memorial and Founders Circle.  The LODD and […]

Prince George’s Fire/EMS Delegation Attend Memorial Service for Alexandria LODD

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, PGFD Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Members of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department including career, civilian and volunteers paid their last respects today for an Alexandria Paramedic that made the ultimate sacrifice last week.  A Memorial Service with Honors was held today for Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman that died after falling […]

20 Year Anniversary Memorial Service of the LODD of Kenneth Michael Hedrick

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Kenneth Michael Hedrick 20 Year Anniversary of the LODD On the evening of the 20th anniversary of the line of duty death of Kenneth Hendrick, the members of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department held a memorial service.  The event was attended by nearly 100 members of the […]

LODD Memorial Service and Founders Circle Celebration – William E. Clark Added to PGFD Founder’s Circle

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Founders Circle Celebration and Fallen Firefighters Memorial was held today at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services building in Landover Hills.The ceremony included members of the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (PGCVFRA), Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor as well as […]

PGFD Contingent Departs to Pay Respects to LODD’s in Bridgeport CT

A contingent of Prince George’s County Firefighters will depart at midnight tonight to attend funeral services for two Bridgeport, CT Firefighters that lost their lives in the line of duty.  One of the firefighters, Lt. Steven Velasquez, is a former member of our Department and maintained numerous friendships in this area.  The Prince George’s County […]