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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Movie Production to Include Special Effects in Bowie Area

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

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has been made aware of a movie production company that will be working in the Bowie area re-creating a plane crash.  The production will involve a thick column of black smoke and pyrotechnics that will be able to be seen and heard by the public.  The production is scheduled to last for 3-days.

The production company will be working in the area of Freeway Airport located at 3300 Church Road in Bowie.  It is very likely that commuters on John Hanson Highway (Route 50) and other local roadways will be able to see the smoke and hear the pyrotechnics.   Smoke and pyrotechnics will be able to be seen and heard in communities surrounding Freeway Airport.

Production is set to start on Wednesday, July 13 with an end date of Friday, July 15.  Filming and special effects will occur between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

As a precaution and to ensure all permits issued by the Fire/EMS Department are followed officials from the Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal as well as a fully staffed piece of fire apparatus will be on location throughout the production.  We have alerted all of our public safety partners including the Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Police, Bowie Police and the County Public Safety Communication, which handles 911 calls of these events.

Due to the hazards involved during this 3-day production members of the general public will not be allowed inside the secured area.

Citizens, residents and visitors in the Bowie area may see smoke and hear explosions.  If you feel that a true emergency is occurring not related to this production you are advised to call 911.  We anticipate numerous 911 calls will be made with the best intentions.  Public safety members will work through the calls and dispatch units as appropriate.

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