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Category: Fire Department

College Park Fire Causes $40M Loss: Here is What We Know

Yesterday’s fire in College Park on Berwyn House Road at the Fuse complex has caused quite a bit of discussion in the community. Here is what we know and a list of questions / concerns we have. I’ll update the list as I know more: The fire caused nearly $40M in damage, probably the largest […]

Tuesday April 25th, 2017 in Fire Department | No Comments »

Volunteer with Branchville Fire Fighters

Branchville Fire Department serves north College Park and runs 100% on volunteers. Unlike other neighboring fire departments, they don’t have any career fire fighters. They need our help with recruitment. Please consider volunteering and spread the word.. Come to their firehouse and learn if you have what it takes to become a Volunteer Firefighter or […]

Tuesday April 18th, 2017 in Fire Department | No Comments »

Your Community Needs You – Consider Volunteering with Fire Departments

This website (http://www.pgvolunteers.org/) and video are online now for anyone interested in volunteering with any of the volunteer Fire/EMS departments in the County. The video includes interviews with volunteers from Branchville, College Park, and Berwyn Heights stations. There is a click on feature to get contact information from your station of interest. Please consider volunteering […]

Monday February 20th, 2017 in Fire Department | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Staffing Issues at the Branchville Fire Department

In next week’s worksession, teh City Council will discuss the recent staffing issues at the Branchville Fire Volunteer Fire Department. Recent reassignment of County Fire/EMS career staff from the Branchville VFC&RS station has resulted in that station being staffed solely by volunteers. The College Park VFD and Berwyn Heights VFD stations continue to have weekday […]

Friday February 28th, 2014 in Fire Department | No Comments »

UPDATE: Person Dies in Fire Incident in Sunnyside Skate Park

UPDATE (5:25 pm) : County’s Fire department is now saying the person has died from his injuries. It’s a very tragic event for all of us. More here. s some of you probably know, an unfortunate incident happened early this morning at the Sunnyside Skate Park. A man in his 20’s suffered serious burn injury […]

Tuesday November 19th, 2013 in Fire Department, Public Safety | No Comments »

Palco Place Fire Claims One Life

A major fire broke out around 5 am this morning at a house on the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside neighborhood. I was on the scene this morning and spoke with Mark Brady of the Prince George’s Police’s Public relation department. A few minutes ago, he told me that a male person […]

Sunday November 10th, 2013 in Fire Department, Public Safety | No Comments »

Removal of Branchville Firefighters Likely to Go Ahead

In last nights Council worksession, we discussed the planned removal of 4 career firefighters from Branchville Fire EMS station. Recently, the City received word that the County will be removing the full-time career staff personnel from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) as well as three other VFD’s from around the County as of March […]

Wednesday February 20th, 2013 in Fire Department | No Comments »

Talk of Firefighter Removal Raises Concerns

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company in College Park Volunteer Chief Richard Leizear says he has been informed by Prince George’s County officials that they are considering removing the paid, unionized, career firefighters supplied by the county who cover the day shift when volunteers are not available. The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company is the closest firefighter […]

Friday January 4th, 2013 in Fire Department | No Comments »

Apartment Fire at Spellman House

An apartment fire broke yesterday at the Spellman House on Berwyn House road. Occupants of two apartments were temporarily relocated. No injuries have been reported. The city’s code enforcement department is looking into why the apartment’s alarm system did not work. For more, please check this Fox news report.

Sunday February 5th, 2012 in Code Enforcement, Fire Department | No Comments »

Fire Damages NCP Home: Tips to Prevent Furnace Fires

I was driving on Rhode Island Avenue yesterday afternoon, when I saw fire trucks rushing to Laguna Street (east of Rhode Island Avenue). I followed them and later found that it was one of my neighbor’s home that caught fire. Fortunately, the family was safe. The fire damaged some areas around the attic / roof area […]

Monday October 3rd, 2011 in Fire Department | No Comments »

City’s Fire Dept To Appear On History Channel ‘101 Gadgets’ Show

College Park’s firefighters will appear on History Channel’s “101 Gadgets That Changed the World” special, according to this WUSA9 report. “Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and the on-duty crew from St. Joseph’s Fire/EMS Station as well as some members of that community were involved in a segment discussing working smoke alarms. Volunteer members at […]

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Saturday June 11th, 2011 in Announcements, Fire Department | No Comments »