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Friday, July 3, 2015

Capitol Heights Female Injured by Fireworks - Updated Fireworks Display List and Amnesty Program

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

A Capitol Heights female sustained traumatic injuries to three fingers when a fireworks device exploded in her hand.  The adult female was transported to a nearby Trauma Center for treatment of her injuries.  The incident occurred around 9:30 pm on Thursday, July 2.

This injury is the second consumer-purchased fireworks related injury in the past seven years in Prince George’s County.  The number of injuries is low thanks to the strict laws prohibiting these types of fireworks in Prince George’s County.  All backyard, consumer purchased and homemade fireworks are illegal.  Firefighters and Medics encourage everyone to attend a public or municipal fireworks display.

Our fireworks law is a law we can live with.  It is intended to curb injuries and fires associated with fireworks.

Fireworks Display List within Prince Georges County Maryland

 (ALL LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW HAVE MARYLAND STATE APPROVED PERMITS FOR PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAYS WITHIN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY MARYLAND.  IN ADDITION, PERSONNEL FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL/INSPECTIONS AND OR PREVENTION SECTION'S FOR PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY WILL INSPECT THE SIGHTS PRIOR TOO, DURING, AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE LISTED EVENTS. (EXCEPT FOR ONES MARKED IN RED WHICH WILL BE DONE BY STATE FIRE MARSHAL AND OR LOCAL MUNICIPALITY WHO HAVE THEIR OWN FIRE INSPECTORS)  QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS CAN BE ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL FOR PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY VIA PGFD WATCH OFFICE AT 301-583-2200)

July 3, 2015-

1) Ball Field Behind Church
     7800 Good Luck Road
     Start Time of Show-9:00 pm
     Within the City Limits of Greenbelt,

2) Six Flags Amusement Park
     13710 Central Ave, Bowie
     Start Time of Show-9:30 pm

July 4, 2015-

1) Prince Georges County Stadium
     4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie
     Game-time 1830 Hours
     Start time of show- At conclusion of game - Approximately 9:00 pm

2) Six Flags Amusement Park
     13710 Central Ave, Bowie
     Start time of show- 9:30 pm
  

3) Spirit of Faith Christian Center
     14001 Candy Hill Road, Upper Marlboro
     Start time of show-9:45 pm

4) Buddy Attack Park
     555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
     Start time of show-9:15 pm
     Within the City Limits of Greenbelt

5) E. Michael Roll Municipal Bldg
     2000 Marbury Drive, District Heights
     Start time of show-9:30 pm
    

6) Empty Lot Adjacent to Ames Street
     6901 Ames Street, Morningside
     Start time of show-9:30 pm

7) Granville Gude Park/Laurel Lakes
     8300 Mulberry Street, Laurel
     Start Time of show-9:15 pm
     Within City of Laurel
     (Inspected by Laurel City Fire Inspector)

8) University of MD/City of College Park Fireworks
     Parking Lot #1 on UMD Campus
     Start Time of Show-9:00 pm
(Inspected by State Fire Marshal)
    


July 5, 2015

1) Spirit of Faith Christian Center
    14105 Gibbons Church Road, Brandywine
     Start time of show-9:30 pm

2) Six Flags Amusement Park
     13710 Central Ave, Bowie

     Start Time of Show-9:30 pm

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department is offering an Amnesty Program for residents to surrender their fireworks without any fear of prosecution.  You must follow the rules detailed below to be eligible for this program.


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