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Fire Chief to Testify in Annapolis on Benefits of Sprinklers

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us In the late 1980’s, Prince George’s County was the first county in the nation to pass legislation requiring residential sprinklers in all new construction. This was in conjunction with previously passed legislation requiring a working smoke alarm in all residences. The Residential Sprinkler Law was phased […]

Sprinkler Systems Control 3 Fires in 20 Hours

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Sprinkler systems designed for specific occupancies controlled fires in three separate incidents within a 20-hour period in Prince George’s County.  The first incident was on Friday, February 3, at about 6:30 pm.  Firefighters were alerted to a fire in a 2-story single family home in Allentown.  Upon […]

Residential Sprinklers Contains Upper Marlboro Fire

A residential sprinkler did what it was designed to do this morning saving an Upper Marlboro family and their home. At 12:54 AM, Friday, January 29, 2010, firefighters were alerted to a fire inside of a house in the 13900 block of West End Farm Road. An engine from Croom Fire/EMS Station #845 was the […]