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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Safety Investigative Team Report to be Released for Incident where 7 Firefighters were Injured

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

On February 24, 2012, just after 9:00 pm, seven firefighters were injured shortly after arriving at a fire that was intentionally set at 6404 57th Avenue in Riverdale.  A Safety Investigative Team (SIT) was assigned to thoroughly review the incident and produce a "After Action Report" documenting their findings and recommendations.

The report has been completed and the findings and recommendations will be shared with the injured firefighters, their families, the volunteer leadership of stations affected and the command staff of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department just prior to public release.

Two of the most seriously injured firefighters were members of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department.  The Bladensburg Volunteer leadership will announce their significant contribution increasing the reward money being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for setting the house on fire.  The reward money is being provided directly from the volunteer station.

WHAT:     Release of Safety Investigative Team After Action Report
                  on 6404 57th Avenue and
                  New Reward Fund Announcement

WHEN:     Monday, June 3, 2:30 PM

WHERE:   Fire/EMS Department HQ, 9201 Basil Court, Largo, Penthouse

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