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April 1 is “Safety First Day of the Month”

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Sunday is April 1, 2012, and it is the first day of the month. Firefighters and Paramedics want to remind you that “Safety First Day of the Month” is the day designated for all citizens, visitors and businesses to test your smoke alarms. To conduct your test, […]

Spring Forward – Spring Into Action – Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery

Twice a year, in the days leading up to time adjustment for Daylight Saving Time, members of the fire service remind everyone to complete an even more important task in addition to adjusting their clocks.  When you change your clock – change the battery in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector as well. […]

PEPCO Donates Smoke Alarms to Residents of the County

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department graciously accepted a generous donation of smoke alarms from PEPCO.  The donation was made this morning while at the Line of Duty Death Memorial, located at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills.    The Prince George’s […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – Smoke Alarm Press Conference

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will hold a press conference to announce results of recent community canvassing with fire safety information and smoke alarms.  The Fire/EMS Department has been very aggressive, more than usual, in our efforts to ensure every home has a working smoke alarm. […]

“SAFETY – FIRST DAY of the Month”

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us“SAFETY – FIRST DAY of the Month” One of the initial fire safety additions made by incoming Fire Chief Marc Bashoor in 2011 was to establish a philosophy of safety. This philosophy is not only geared toward firefighters and medics being safe during the course of their […]

PGFD Smoke Alarm New Year Resolution Recommendations

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Are you having difficulty in choosing your 2012 New Year Resolutions???  The career, volunteer and civilian men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) have a few ideas for you.  We recommend you adopt the TOP TEN Fire/EMS Department Smoke Alarm […]

Fire Safety in Seat Pleasant

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For Immediate Release December 12, 2011 Phil Martin, Public Information Officer (301) 836-1957 phil.martin@seatpleasantfire.com Marcus Jones, President (240) 350-8877 marcus.jones@seatpleasantfire.com Fire Safety in Seat Pleasant Seat Pleasant MD – Fire safety is the term being used a lot these days in the fire service. All too often, lives are lost due the absence of one […]

District Heights Apartment Fire – Alarms Failed to Work

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An early morning District Heights apartment fire caused significant damage and had residents unaware that their building was on fire. An unknown Good Samaritan, described by apartment residents as a taxi driver, alerted the sleeping residents of the dangers of the fire because the buildings alarm system never sounded a warning. Thanks to vigilance and […]