Despite over a dozen recent successful smoke-alarm-saves, a 65 year old male occupant of the home on Grendel Place perished Wednesday night in the midst of an advanced fire and a wild ammunition discharge display. Firefighters feverishly searched the home, however had to evacuate the home twice due to safety concerns.
Firefighters and paramedics from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department stations will go door to door Friday checking smoke alarms, beginning with a press briefing by Fire Chief Marc Bashoor at 12:00 p.m.
Media will be provided the most up to date information available, along with a renewed plea to check and maintain smoke alarms, along with an advance warning of new County-wide legislation set to go into effect July 1, 2014.
Media will be provided the opportunity for individual interviews and walk-along filming.
Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department
9201 Basil Court, Suite 452
Landover, MD 20774
Questions??? Call Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, Public Information Officer, at 240-508-6583