Man Sustains Burn Injuries – College Park

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A male in his early 20’s was pulled from a porta-potty that was well involved with fire this morning.At about 7:00 am a Maryland State Trooper saw the fire and using the portable fire extinguishers from his cruiser knocked down enough fire to pull out the critically injured male. Firefighters and paramedics arrived shortly thereafter […]

PGFD Career Recruit School Graduation Ceremony

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Morningside VFD Elects to be All Volunteer

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The leadership of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department and the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) met to discuss the stations staffing deployment.  On November 11 the MVFD announced that they will move forward with becoming an all volunteer fire/EMS […]

Early Morning Forestville Fire Appears to have Started in “Grow Room”

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 MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO At around 3:30 am, today, Friday, November 15, firefighters arrived at 6431 Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville.  Fire/EMS encountered fire showing from the top floor of the 3-story garden style apartment building.  A precautionary Second Alarm was sounded, however, first arriving firefighters had the […]

Firefighters Handle Five Structure Fires within 36 Hours

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department has had a busy couple of days battling structure fires. Since Wednesday, November 13, three single-family homes and two apartment building fires have been extinguished by firefighters.  There is no common element or connection between […]

Fire/EMS Department Working TNI at Paca Elementary School

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO On Wednesday, November 13th Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced a major Education investment, Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative between the LEARN Foundation and the Heart of America Foundation. William Paca Elementary located in the Kentland/ Palmer Park impact area will be […]

PGFD Captain Elie is also Coach Elie on NCAA Playoff Bound Gallaudet Bison Football

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John Elie Title: Defensive Line Email: john.elie@gallaudet.edu Coach John Elie enters his sixth season as Bison Defensive Line Coach. Coach Elie brings over 10 years of coaching experience to the Gallaudet staff. Prior to coming to Gallaudet, Coach Elie has coached numerous positions, most recently serving as the defensive line coach for seven years at James H. […]

WJLA Report on Palco Place Fatal Fire

Firefighters Conduct Drill “Thinking Outside of the (Sand) Box”

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Firefighters practice their skills every day.  They conduct drills to the point where they can’t get it wrong.  Firefighters can’t afford to do their job wrong because it could mean someone is going to get hurt or even worse, die.  Day in – […]

Cold Weather Coming – Stay Warm Safely

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO Colder temperatures are in our immediate forecast and the men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) wants you to stay safe while staying warm.  We are joining the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection […]

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