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Monday, March 18, 2013

Reward for 2 Laurel Playground Fires

Fire and Life Safety Forum in Fort Washington this Saturday

A Community Forum on fire and life safety, hosted by the South County Economic Development Association, will be held this weekend.  

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor 
in conjunction with his 
Community Advisory Council will be available to discuss matters of common interest to members of the community and 
the Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department.  

The event is open to the public.

Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Members of the community are asked to respond if they plan to attend.  
Contact Diana Fennell, Fire/EMS Department CAC Coordinator, at 301-583-1937

Fatal Crash in Springdale

Just before 1:00 pm, Monday, March 18, 2013, Firefighters and Paramedics were alerted to a motor vehicle crash with injuries. While en route to the incident reported on Martin Luther King highway (Route 704) at Whitfield Chapel Road in Springdale, Fire/EMS units were provided an update by Public Safety Communications dispatchers that additional 911 calls were being received indicating a vehicle was overturned, on fire and an occupant trapped inside.

The first arriving Fire/EMS officer advised the correct location was on Route 704 on the bridge above the Capital Beltway RT495/I-95 and confirmed one vehicle on fire with a fatality.

A County Police Officer was first on the scene and was attempting a rescue of the trapped victim when the vehicle burst into flames. The officer sustained burn injuries to his upper body as well as some lacerations. He was transported to a hospital by paramedics. His injuries, while serious, do not appear life threatening.

Route 704 will remain closed for an extended period of time while the police investigation continues.  the County Police PIO will release any additional update.

Mark E. Brady

The attached picture was captured off of the @drgridlock twitter account by one of his followers.

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP - New PGFD Apparatus Display and In-Service Ceremony

                      MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will display and ceremoniously place in-service several new pieces of apparatus. Recently delivered engines, ladder trucks, incident commander vehicles and specialty units with a fresh and new appearance will be on display for photographs and will be ceremoniously placed in-service.

WHAT:   New Apparatus to be placed in-service and photo op

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11:00 am. In-Service Ceremony at 11:30 am.  Photo Op until 12:30

WHERE: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD, Parking Lot H

WHO:     Nearly 20 pieces of apparatus, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor,
               Fire/EMS Department Command Staff along with Firefighter/Medics