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When It’s Cold Outside, Pets Get Cold Too!

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When It’s Cold Outside, Pets Get Cold Too! For immediate release: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM For more information, contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Department of the Environment/301-883-5952 ​ Follow these â€˜pawtection’ tips to keep your pet safe in cold weather LARGO, MD â€“ Can’t stand being outside in the cold temperatures?  Imagine how your pet feels.  When frigid air hits, the Prince […]

Riverdale Family Exposed to High Levels of Carbon Monoxide

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO A Riverdale family was apparently exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) overnight and became sick.  Fortunately, the family woke up and was alert enough to leave the home.  They went to a nearby clinic as all six family members were suffering […]

FORECAST IS AS COMPLEX AS THE STORM ITSELF – TIPS TO HELP STAY SAFE

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The Fire/EMS Department wants to help keep you informed about a winter storm.  Precipitation will move into Prince George’s County Sunday evening with a potential to continue through Tuesday afternoon.  Precipitation will be mixed at times and the forecast calls for anywhere between […]

MEDIA COVERAGE OF 2-ALARM CONDO FIRE 8400 BLOCK OF GREENBELT ROAD

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Charles County Man Charged with Impersonating a Prince George’s Fire Official

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Winter Weather Advisory for Prince George’s County Starts at 6:00 pm

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Winter Weather Advisory for Prince George’s County, Maryland URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC1143 AM EST FRI JAN 23 2015…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THISEVENING TO NOON EST SATURDAY…* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW […]

Firefighter Training at Market Place Project Continues – Running Hose Lines

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Firefighter training continues at the Market Place Mall in Bowie, Maryland.  The large, mostly vacant, mall is slated for demolition and the owner is allowing Prince George’s County Firefighters to use the facility as a large scale training ground.  This was the first […]

PGFD Social Media Guidelines

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Nothing new – the PGFD social media guidelines have been around for a few years.  From time to time I see information, images and videos posted on various websites by our personnel that obviously did not follow the guidelines.   I don’t want to see anyone get in a jam because of something stupid. Mark […]

Firefighters “Create” Opportunity to Train

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark e. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO There are some firefighters that want to be on every fire performing tasks they were trained to do and doing it the right way.  These are the firefighters that also are constantly thinking outside of the box, innovative and resourceful.  No waiting for […]

CAPTAIN PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED

The following promotions were announced by Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor.   Effective Sunday January 25, 2015 Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Donald Fletcher, Jr. Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Raphael Wells Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Jonathon Bender Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Ashley Breen In announcing the promotions Chief Bashoor added, “Captains Fletcher, Bender, and Breen will remain in the positions they are currently […]

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