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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY - Deep Frying Turkeys - Live Cooking Demo

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

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department will conduct a live cooking demonstration of deep frying a Turkey.  Avoid injury and the devastation of fire by following the timely and simple safety tips.

WHAT:          Live Cooking Demonstration - Deep Frying a Turkey
                      The Right Way and Wrong Way

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 26, 1:00 pm

WHERE:        St. Joseph's Fire/EMS Station, 2901 St. Joseph Drive, Springdale, MD
                       Station is located adjacent to Charles Flowers High School
                       Cooking demonstration will be in rear parking lot of Fire/EMS Station

WHO:             Tom Turkey and twin, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor,
                        retired firefighter and chef Bill Hinton along with
                        numerous Firefighter/Paramedics

Space Heater Safety Video

Man Sustains Burn Injuries - College Park

A male in his early 20's was pulled from a porta-potty that was well involved with fire this morning.
At about 7:00 am a Maryland State Trooper saw the fire and using the portable fire extinguishers from his cruiser knocked down enough fire to pull out the critically injured male.

Firefighters and paramedics arrived shortly thereafter at the Sunnyside Neighborhood Park in the 10100 block of Rhode Island Avenue in College Park and extinguished what was left of the burning material and treated the patient. The park shares the same service road as the Maryland State Police (MSP) Barracks.

Paramedics treated the man on the scene for burn injuries. A MSP meda-vac helicopter flew the patient to a Burn Unit in Critical Condition with life threatening burn injuries.

Prince George's County Fire Investigators and the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) Police Department are investigating the incident.

A possible suicide attempt has not been ruled out, however, the investigation is on-going.

Mark E. Brady
Chief Spokesman/PIO
Prince George's County Fire/EMS