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Chief Spokesperson/Public Information Officer
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department
Largo, MD


PGFD PIO Mark Brady interviews with Marina Morocco FOX 5 DC News
PIO Mark Brady serves as Emcee at the Housing of the Departments Pink Pumper
PIO Brady Emcees a Recruit Graduation Ceremony
PIO Brady updates his Twitter account @PGFDPIO from incident scene
PIO speaks with first arriving firefighters about what they found on arrival
PIO Brady Emcees promotional ceremony
PIO Brady is pictured with reporter promoting smoke alarm safety
PIO Brady appears on set of local news
PIO Brady talks with fan at concert at Fed Ex Field
PIO captures popular image
PIO Brady posts incident update to his Twitter account @PGFDPIO
PGFD PIO with John Travolta after Ladder 49 promo
PGFD PIO Mark Brady is interviewed by NBC News


News Feed

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 20:16

Hello viewers,

Thank you for your continued support of my LIVE weekly broadcast, I continue to work to bring you interesting guests such as most recently, the PIO for the Las Vegas Fire Department a few days after one of the worst tragedies in our countries history. 

I am not sure of who my special guest will be tomorrow, everyone so busy, sometimes it's a surprise to me as to whom can make it in the seat. 

I will be live from where ever I am in Prince Georges County, join me to see what's happening and possible tips as to the task of representing your department and your city as a PIO.

Be safe.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 16:40

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11th at 3:00PM EST, I will be broadcasting my show with my friend and fellow PIO Pete Piringer from Montgomery County Maryland as we discuss and prepare for our Presentation in Nashville at the Firehouse Expo. You would think it would be easy, it's always a challenge to make sure you that you cover the most pertinent and up-to-date information so Pete and I want to be prepared...see you PIO's there.

Be safe.

Mark Brady

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 18:19

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This week will be a Special PIO-LIVE, on-the-road from Las Vegas with PIO Tim Szymanski, here's a little info.

TIMOTHY R. SZYMANSKI has been in the fire service for past 45 years and is the Public Education & Information Officer (PEIO) for Las Vegas, NV, Fire & Rescue. He has worked in every position from firefighter/paramedic to fire chief. Szymanski is a Nevada-certified Fire Service Master Instructor and holds national and state certifications in many areas of the fire service. He has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Liberty Mutual National Firemark Award for Community Education and the Community Service Award from the Nevada Broadcasters Association. He was the Fire & Emergency PIO during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. His website is www.firepeio.com and Twitter at firepeio.

A lot can be learned from Tim.

Don't forget to check out my weekly show.

Be safe.

Mark Brady

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 21:23

It's not as easy as one would think to have a special guest for my weekly broadcast. If they are in the fire service, to pin them down at a certain time on a certain day of the week does not work in our line of work, we're available 24/7 - seven days a week as a PIO, so I won't know who's sitting next to me normally before the day of the broadcast, but I promise to keep the broadcast informational as to being a PIO and hope we can take you to an incident in progress. Thank you for attending the broadcast: be safe out there.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 19:41

My PIO-LIVE Broadcast is back, Wednesday September 20th at 12:00PM EST and this week we are LIVE from the Classroom for a Basic PIO Class and my Special Guest will be PIO Pete Piringer the Chief Spokesperson of Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue; President of College Park VFD and has worked for Washington D.C. and the state of Maryland.

This is a real classroom training, so if you are thinking of becoming a PIO, you should watch this show and follow Mark Brady's weekly series.

Stay safe.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 14:39

I have been producing my weekly series now for a few months and have had the pleasure of having some great guests, and that will continue. Last week we were on-scene as residents were being evacuated from a very dangerous situation. This weeks guest will be a surprise even to me, you just never know who will be in the seat next to me and what call or event may happen why we are LIVE. Be safe out there..

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:13

PIO LIVE will return this Wednesday, August 16, at 3:00 pm EST.  Our guest this week is an Assistant Fire Chief with the Ocean City, MD, Fire Department.  I will be speaking at the Maryland Assocition of Counties on Thuesday morning and will be travelling to Ocean City on Wednesday.  Should be an informative and interesting 20-minute conversation!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:47

PIO LIVE will return this Wednesday, August 16, at 3:00 pm EST.  Our guest this week is an Assistant Fire Chief with the Ocean City, MD, Fire Department.  I will be speaking at the Maryland Assocition of Counties on Thuesday morning and will be travelling to Ocean City on Wednesday.  Should be an informative and interesting 20-minute conversation!!!

PIO LIVE airs on most Wednesdays starting at 3:00 pm EST.  The show will last about 30 minutes as he drives around the Landover area of Prince George's County. 

Please post your Blog on my Channel and you can contact me via my email at PIOMarkBrady@gmail.com


Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:13


I hit the road as a FEMA Instructor the next two weeks but the show must go on!!!  The week of May 14th I will assist with the instruction of the E0388 Advanced PIO Class at the National Emergency Training Center on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  I will need to adjust the time of this live broadcast to Wednesday, May 17 to 5:00 pm EST.  This will ensure I will have taken care of my instructor responsibilities before putting my PIO hat back on.  I will have a special guest with me as well live from the campus of the National Fire Academy and the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

The week of May 21st I will be assisting in instruction of the same class, L0388, but in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I will need to adjust the timing of this PIO Live show to Wednesday, May 24 at 5:00 pm PST making it 8:00 pm on the east coast.  I will have a special west coast guest with me on this show.

When I return to Prince George's County, MD on Wednesday, May 31 we will return to our normal 3:00 pm EST live PIO show.  My special guest on this day will be theBattalion.tv Executive producer and PIO Live show creator David Furtado.  Really looking forward to being back home and doing this show.

PIO Live Show

Wednesday, May 17 5:00 PM EST from Emmitsburg, Maryland

Wednesday, May 24, 5:00 PM PST and 8:00 PM EST from San Luis Obispo, California

Wednesday, May 31, 3:00 PM EST, Prince George's County, Maryland

Take Care and Be Safe,

Mark E. Brady

PGFD PIO Mark Brady interviews with Marina Morocco FOX 5 DC News
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 11:29

It would take someone from Hollywood to think of this training concept of having the Public Information Officer (PIO) get out from behind the desk and to go live out and about doing their job.  David Furtado, Executive Producer, of theBattalion.tv is just the person to come up with this concept that has gone from under 100 or so viewers the first week to numbers into the thousands.


The concept is to broadcast live from spots around Prince George’s County while I’m doing my job.  Keeping the training concept as the focus of my adventures I have engaged in a few “this is how I did it” solo discussions to having a guest ride with me and discuss various topics that could be of interest to viewers.  Our goal is to have viewers learn just one thing during our 30 minute episodes.


Being out and about it would be a challenger, not to mention unsafe, to engage viewers in a chat.  Instead I have invited viewers to email me.  Some emails I answer directly and some I will bring up on the next episode.  It has worked out better than I could expect with the numbers of emails I receive rising every week.  I encourage anyone with a Fire or EMS PIO related question or comment to email me at PIOMarkBrady@gmail.com.


Watch the show every Wednesday at 3:00 pm EST on my training channel on www.theBattalion.tv.