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Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Holiday Fire Safety Adobe Acrobat (PDF)/Other Help Download A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety (PDF, 167 Kb) A SEASON FOR SHARING IN FIRE SAFETY Once again we join with our partners at the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to share fire safety advice to […]

PGFD Christmas in April

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On Saturday, April 28, Firefighters will work with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and join over a thousand Prince George’s County community volunteers to renovate 86 homes for elderly and disabled homeowners during the 24th Annual Christmas program.  Since 1989, Prince George’s County Christmas in April has repaired and renovated over 2000 […]

Fire/EMS Department 2011 Valor Awards

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Photo by Michael J. Yourishin The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently presented Medals of Valor to deserving individuals for their actions on incidents in 2011.  Additionally, a Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year were recognized for their outstanding performance.  The Valor Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at […]

Training Academy Hosts Fire Safety Day for Students

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On Thursday morning, April 19, 2012, the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department Training Academy hosted a group of Central High School students, treating them to a morning filled with fire safety and live fire training observation. The students are from the school’s Community Referenced Instruction (C.R.I.) program, which is a segment of […]

Adelphi House Fire – Riggs Road

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s and Montgomery County Firefighters battled a fire in an Adelphi single family home that caused significant damage and injured two firefighters. Firefighters were dispatched at around 12:45 am, Monday, April 23, 2012, to the 10100 block of Riggs Road and discovered a working fire in […]

Kevin O’Toole Released from Hospital – On the Way Home

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A press conference with just about every print, television and radio media outlet in the Washington-Baltimore Region present to document this important day, Volunteer Sergeant Kevin O’Toole stepped outside of the hospital for the first time since he was admitted 55 days ago.  A significant day in […]

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, […]

Trapped Worker Rescued in Laurel

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics rescued a worker that was trapped within a large piece of machinery in what proved to be a very challenging rescue.  Firefighters and Paramedics were dispatched to an industrial area in the 5400 block of Van Dusen Road in Laurel at about 11:00 […]

Possible Release Date for Injured Fire Fighter O’Toole

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Kevin O’Toole has been through unimaginable pain and suffering over the past three months.  On the evening of February 24, 2012, Kevin was caught in a “fireball” that caused injury to him and six other firefighters.  Kevin got the worst of it.  He sustained 2nd and 3rd […]

Ambulance Crew Helps Locate Missing Person

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 An alert ambulance crew helped police locate a missing 70-year old Lanham man yesterday.  At around 11:15 am, Monday, April 16, Ambulance 831 from the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station responded to a call for a possible sick person at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Edmonston Avenue.  Upon […]

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