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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 […]

Firefighters Attend Trench Rescue Class

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A class that instructs firefighters on trench rescue operations has been ongoing this week in Prince George’s County. Nearly 2 dozen career and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department are participating in this 30 hour class that will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to […]

Firefighters Free Male Trapped in Ventilation Duct in Laurel

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 In an apparent incident of, “what are you going to do when they come for you??” an adult male was rescued by firefighters after being trapped in a ventilation duct for up to 8 hours. At about 9:30 am, Thursday, May 5, 2011, Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics […]

Ice Rescue Training – Preparing for the Possibility

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us MEDIA NOTE: ICE RESCUE CLASSES WILL CONTINUE OVER THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK.  CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND AND OBSERVE.  Weather conditions were perfect for Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics participating in an Ice Rescue Class. Temperatures near freezing with periods of light snow provided […]

Technical Rescue Team Support Sturcture

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The Fire/EMS Department’s Technical Rescue Team was utilized to shore up a structure after significant damage was caused by a vehicle. At about 8:45 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Technical Rescue Units from Tuxedo-Cheverly and Fort Washington Fire/EMS Stations proceeded to Central Avenue and Bayou Avenue in Capitol Heights at the request of a County […]

Technical Rescue Services Awarded

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Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The personnel of Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Departments Technical Rescue Services Team (TRS) received a commendation and acknowledgment for their hard work and dedication to the citizens and residents. Major Rudy Thomas presented the personnel with plaques recognizing the excellence of personnel for their work ethic and professionalism in […]

High-Angle Rescue in Upper Marlboro

Just before 8:00 PM, February 1, 2010, firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area and the Departments Technical Rescue Team were alerted to a High-Angle Rescue. According to witnesses, at about 6:00 PM, a teen-aged male had fallen down a steep snowy hill leading to a ravine approximately 100 feet to the bottom. He started to […]

Good Samaritans Save Beltway Crash Victim

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A 27-year-old female can celebrate the Holiday Season this year because a host of Good Samaritans came to her aide and pulled her from her burning Jeep Wrangler. At about 8:45 AM, Wednesday, December 16, 2009, a multi-vehicle crash occurred on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway (Route 495) between Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) […]

Police Rescue Crash Victim from Burning Vehicle

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930County Police PAO, 301-772-4710 Three Prince George’s County Police Officers are being credited by a fire official with saving an injured crash victim from even more serious and possibly even fatal injuries. Just before 3:30 PM, Monday, December 7, 2009, County Police Officers from the Hyattsville District I […]

Firefighters Rescue Man From Precarious Crash Location

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Prince George’s County Firefighters effected the rescue of a man from an extremely unstable situation this afternoon in Largo. At about 4:30 PM, Thursday, September 17, 2009, a motorist rounded a curve on the ramp from Largo Center Drive to go west onto Central Avenue and lost control of his mini-van on the rain soaked […]