Cooking Remains #1 Cause of Fire & Fire-Related Injuries Year-Round

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During winter; fires caused by heating (space heaters, furnace, fireplace, etc) rank #2.   Cooking remains #1 cause of fire and fire related injuries

PGFD Holiday Safety Tip Sheet – Download and Print Out!!!

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Passing of a Berwyn Heights Volunteer Life-Member and a Long-Time Partner and Best Friend

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Lucinda “Cindy” Frend The Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of active member Lucinda H. Frend. Cindy was a Life Member with over 28 years of active service. Of those active years, she has served as the Secretary of our Department since 1988. Her dedication and commitment to the Berwyn Heights […]

Community Risk Reduction with Pathfinders and Adventurers

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Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Deputy Fire Chief Neal B. Dennis and Firefighter/Medics recently had the opportunity to provide fire safety information to a group of young children.  The Calverton Fire/EMS Station provided the instruction and demonstration of the tools of the trade as well as tours of […]

Crew Assaulted and Ambulance Stolen Ends with Fatal Crash

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO An ambulance crew was assaulted, their unit stolen and minutes later involved in a multi-vehicle crash involving a fatality.  At about 5:30 pm, Sunday, December 14, Ambulance 811B was returning to their station after completing a patient transport.  As they were travelling southbound […]

Volunteer Fire/EMS Company Plays Huge Role in Wreaths Across America This Weekend

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO This Saturday, December 13, a convoy of tractor-trailers will arrive at Arlington National Cemetery.  The trucks have been travelling all week to reach Arlington to join with hundreds of volunteers that place Christmas Wreaths at gravesites of our fallen military.  This years Wreaths […]

Media Advisory – Public Safety Breakfast, Filling Food Baskets and Delivery Morning

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND The Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program’s 30th Annual Christmas Food Basket, Breakfast and PR/Media event. It will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station #855,  3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, Maryland 20722. The day will start with a “Hearty Fireman’s Breakfast” at 7:30 AM.  This […]

Recovering Trauma Victim Stops in Fire/EMS Station to Thank Medics

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO A mid-November car crash at Kenilworth Avenue and Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt involved three vehicles and multiple injuries.  One of the most seriously injured was an adult female who sustained a serious head injury and loss of blood.  Paramedic Unit 812, the Pink […]

Old Bowie Fatal House Fire Follow Up with Victim ID

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics from the Second Battalion returned to the Old Bowie community this morning to check for working smoke alarms after a fatal house fire the night before.. Robert W. Weyzen, 26 years of age (DOB 7/1/1988), resided in the family […]

Bowie Home Fire with Civilian Fatality – 11th Street

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Prince George’s County Firefighters rescued an occupant of a burning Bowie home on Sunday night but his injuries proved to be too severe for survival. At around 10:00 pm, Sunday, December 7, Firefighters were alerted to a house fire with a report of […]

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