Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Ocean City fire chief announces retirement after 12 years
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore announced Thursday he will be retiring from the department this spring. Larmore has served as a member of the Volunteer Fire Company for 27 years, according to a town press release. In 2008, he was appointed to the position of fire chief, overseeing both the volunteer and career firefighters of Ocean City.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now - Metered Site
Firefighter charged with burglary from Baltimore fire stations
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:41:43 -0800
A Baltimore firefighter has been charged with stealing from fire stations- including his own, earlier this week. Police were dispatched to the station located in the 2600 block of Washington Boulevard at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Members of the firehouse reported seeing an unknown man wearing a firefighter's uniform enter their firehouse without their permission.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 3:41:43 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Crews extinguish fully-engulfed school bus fire in Baltimore
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:09:50 -0800
Investigators are working to determine what caused a school bus fire that happened at the intersection of Cold Spring Lane and Loch Raven Boulevard. Twenty students were on the bus when the fire started. None of them was hurt, but one student tells us it was a scary experience. "The little girl sitting next to me said something stinks, and it smelled like something was burning.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 2:09:50 PM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
German shepherd becomes a bone-ified hero after saving his Montgomery County family from a house fire
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A Maryland family has their beloved German shepherd to thank for their lives. Eight-year-old Max became a bona fide hero after he alerted his owners that there was a fire in their Montgomery County home. When Max saw that a fire had broken out, he barked and ran to alert the family of four to the danger.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Little Things.com
Severna Park Republican Women's Club donates gift cards to Earleigh Heights
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:03:48 -0800
The Severna Park Republican Women's Club (SPRWC), founded in 1964, has for many years contributed to the community as part of its Caring for America program. Its most recent donation was $300 in individual Firehouse Subs gift cards for the members of Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company. SPRWC women presented the gift cards to the firefighters in January.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 1:03:48 PM - SOURCE: Severna Park Voice
Fire destroys family home in Frederick County
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:14:32 -0800
A family lost their home Thursday morning after a fire broke out over their garage around 2:11 a.m. Thursday. The fire was in the 13000 block of Good Intent Road. Crews had the blaze under control by 2:51 a.m. Officials said three adults and two children escaped the fire uninjured. The Red Cross will be assisting.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 6:14:32 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Explosion in Mechanicsville home under investigation
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:03:24 -0800
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating an explosion that happened inside the basement of a Mechanicsville home Monday night. According to the Deputy Fire Marshal's report, on Feb. 11 at 9:16 p.m. crews were alerted to the 28900 block of Shannon Court, Mechanicsville for the report of a structure fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:03:24 PM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Hagerstown apartment fire extinguished
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:39:22 -0800
The Hagerstown Fire Department was dispatched a little after 6:30 pm for an apartment fire located at the 100 block of Fairground Avenue. When the fire department arrived on the scene, there was smoke coming from the second floor of the apartment building. The fire was determined to be caused from a cooking mistake in the kitchen which caused a grease fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 5:39:22 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Howard county residents feel the impacts of recent snow and ice
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:25:01 -0800
Recent snow and ice have been anything but convenient for Marylander’s, causing school and office closings, hazardous driving conditions and power outages. Howard County was one of the many areas in Maryland to feel the unpleasant effects of the recent inclement weather. In Howard County, heavy ice weighed down tree branches, snapped power lines and blew out transformers.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 8:25:01 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Makers of Citizen app, which alerts users to crime in their surroundings, to launch in Baltimore
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:27:54 -0800
A mobile app that provides users with real-time alerts about crimes and other emergency situations in their immediate surroundings will launch in Baltimore on Wednesday, CEO Andrew Frame said. Called Citizen, the venture-funded app employs teams of analysts to collect publicly available information — such as police scanner chatter — to push out notifications to users within a certain radius of incidents.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 9:27:54 PM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun- Metered Site
Huntingtown woman charged with Feb. 9 arson
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:43:23 -0800
Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin and cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, Calvert County, Maryland, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 4:43:23 PM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Online
Gov. Hogan introduces legislation to expand benefits for first responders
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:08:09 -0800
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced legislation that would expand benefits for firefighters statewide. The governor has introduced the Workers' Compensation - Medical Presumptions legislation to add renal cell cancer, urinary cancer and kidney cancer to what is considered occupational diseases. "It's great, I think one of the reasons that it's introduced is because statistics show that as firefighters we are more likely to have cancer than other professions," Justin Malott, IAFF president of Local 1605 said.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 6:08:09 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Fire marshal investigating vehicle fire in Taneytown Dollar General parking lot
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:30:40 -0800
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire believed to have started inside a vehicle Friday. The Taneytown volunteer fire company responded to the parking of Dollar General at 7 Antrim Boulevard a few minutes before 8:30 p.m. Friday for a vehicle fire in a 1994 Ford Escort, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 12:30:40 PM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun- Metered Site
Car fire in Silver Spring prompts arson investigation
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:41:55 -0800
Montgomery County fire officials said an arson investigation is under way after a car fire broke out early Sunday morning in Silver Spring. Crews responded to blaze in the 2000 block of Dayton St. around 2:30 a.m. According to Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, the car was a "total loss.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 5:41:55 PM - SOURCE: Wheaton Patch.com
Fire envelops Watersville Road barn in Mount Airy; no injuries reported
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:34:34 -0800
Carroll County units were among those that responded to a Howard County barn fire in the 600 Block of West Watersville Road in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 11. There were no injuries reported as a result of the Mount Airy fire and no reported livestock fatalities. Howard County was assisted by Frederick, Montgomery and Carroll County crews including Rescue Squad 12 from the Sykesville-Freedom District volunteer fire department.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 9:34:34 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun- Metered Site
Harford, Baltimore County fire and rescue personnel train for cold-water rescues
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 05:06:05 -0800
When about 50 fire and rescue personnel from Baltimore and Harford counties gathered for a cold-water rescue training session at a Churchville pond Saturday, the water was just that — cold. “Some years we have ice there, six inches thick, and we have to use a chainsaw to cut through it,” said Rhonda Hinch, an assistant chief with the Level Volunteer Fire Company.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 5:06:05 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun- Metered site
Fire breaks out at Salisbury apartment complex, injures two
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:39:06 -0800
An apartment fire that broke out Sunday evening has resulted in $275,000 in damages. Officials say the fire broke out just before 7:30 PM, at the North Park Garden Apartments in Salisbury. The two alarm fire reportedly took approximately one hour to control. A 22-year-old female occupant was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 6:39:06 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Eight horses killed in Frederick County barn fire
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 07:47:05 -0800
Eight horses died in a fire that destroyed a barn Saturday evening in the Union Bridge area of Frederick County. Firefighters were dispatched to the barn in the 10000 block of Bessie Clemson Road about 4:30 p.m., and they found about 70 percent of the structure in flames, said Sarah Campbell, a Frederick County fire spokeswoman.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 7:47:05 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun- Metered site
Ocean City Fire Department held award ceremony
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:57:49 -0800
The Ocean City Fire Department honored its men and women this weekend during its Awards and Recognition ceremony. The event, held at its headquarters on Coastal Highway, welcomed a packed crowd of firefighters, paramedics and their families to honor the heroic jobs they do everyday. The ceremony gave awards to members of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department for honors like President's Award, Member of the Year, Chief's Award, Training Award and Firefighter of the Year.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 4:57:49 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
Fire on Bainbridge property under investigation
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:42:54 -0800
The Water Witch Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire at the former Bainbridge naval training center early Sunday morning after a passerby discovered the fire. A vacant, one-story dwelling at 748 Jacob Tome Highway in Port Deposit caught fire around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 7:42:54 PM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
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