On The Job – Maryland: $8 Million Fire Hits Historic Courthouse in Upper Marlboro

Mark E. Brady reports on a multiple-alarm fire that grew into the biggest fire in Prince George’s County history.


Photo by Mark E. Brady In certain areas of the building, there were three separate ceilings located 15 feet above floor level. Several renovations and additions had been made since the original building was constructed. PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT Chief...


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Third Battalion firefighters were on a mission, motivated by compassion, to help the young family. They “passed the hat” among themselves and collected over $300 for the family, and accepted donations from other sources. Thorn’s church also donated $375.

Acting Fire Chief Lawrence H. Sedgwick stated, “This sort of compassion or devotion to duty is typical among the fine men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. It is truly an honor to serve another human being and be able to have a positive impact upon a family in a time of need.”
—Mark Brady


Mark E. Brady is press information officer/chief spokesperson for the Prince George’s County. MD, Fire/EMS Department. He has served with the department for 27 years. Brady also is a 30-year life-member of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company in Prince George’s County.