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Monday, July 20, 2009

PGFD Today 7/20/90

The following Fire/EMS Stations have their career staffing re-deployed for today:

Chapel Oaks #838 – 0700 to 0700
Bunker Hill #855 – 0700 – 0700
Riverdale #807 – 0700 – 1500
Boulevard Heights #817 – 0700 – 1500
Forestville #823 – 0700 – 1500 (crew up staffs Morningside #827)
Clinton #825 – 1500 – 0700

Paramedic Ambulance #840 went in-service today at 0700 replacing Medic 840
Staffing converted from dedicated to non-dedicated. Additional changes in the 7th Battalion will lead to enhanced ALS.

Tk829 will go in service at some point today. This truck was previously assigned to Boulevard Heights Station #817.

Second Child Dies From Riverdale Fire

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department has been advised that a second victim has died from injuries sustained in an apartment fire that occurred on Friday, July 17, 2009. Sadly, after valiant efforts by firefighters, paramedics and hospital staff the 7-year-old male passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC. His 5-year-old brother passed away on Friday evening at Prince George’s Hospital Center.

The children sustained injuries during a fire in their apartment at 5417 56th Place in Riverdale. Firefighters located the unconscious victims in a back bedroom and transported them to the hospital. The fire has been ruled “accidental” and attributed to unattended cooking. The relatively small fire caused an estimated $5,000 in fire loss.

The deceased are identified as:

Jordan Xavier Farrell, DOB 10/23/03, deceased Friday, July 17, 2009.
Jai Alexander Farrell, DOB 7/5/02, deceased Sunday, July 19, 2009.