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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

UPDATE - Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O'Toole

Kevin O'Toole continues his stay in the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.  This week he has endured 2 additional skin graphing procedures, scrubbing of his injuries and work with physical therapists.  He was undergoing surgery on his left hand Wednesday morning.  His left hand appears to have suffered the most serious injuries.  Kevin was reported to be in a lot of pain and was medicated to help relieve his discomfort.

It is requested that the safety and operational reviews of the fire where Kevin O'Toole and six other firefighters were injured are allowed to move forward without having to respond to "rumors" about what occurred.  Fire Chief Bashoor has provided assurance that once all the reviews are complete a complete report will be made available.  Until then, we ask for your patience and indulgence in refraining from spreading hearsay and incorrect information.

We are asking for the community‘s involvement and assistance in helping to identify the person(s) responsible for setting these fires. If you have information about either of this incident, call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also send your tips, SECURELY and ANONYMOUSLY, via TEXT MESSAGE by typing "PGPD" plus your message, and sending it from your cell phone to "CRIMES" (274637). If your information leads the capture of any of these fugitives, you may be eligible for a CASH REWARD up to $1,000.

The Prince George’s County Arson Tip Line will also accept information at 301-77-ARSON, or email at 77ARSON@co.pg.md.us

Mark E. Brady
PGFD Chief Spokesperson
Twitter @PGFDPIO

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