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Friday, March 16, 2012

UPDATE - Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O'Toole - Week 3

Kevin O'Toole, 22 years of age, was injured in a house fire in Riverdale on February 24.  He sustained burns over 50% of his body and has been in the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center since the night of the fire.

Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O'Toole
Kevin's father, Jeff O'Toole, provided us with an update on his son's condition.  In an e-mail received this morning Jeff wrote, "Kevin is still in the Burn ICU. He had his fifth surgery yesterday. His rehab is going well, on good days he is able to walk laps around the unit.   We all appreciate the continued support shown the past three weeks which help keep Kevin's spirits up during the long road ahead."  

There are three independent investigations and internal reviews currently in progress that will dissect the operations, safety and criminal aspects of this incident.  A full report will be issued once these processes are complete.

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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