|Daily Dispatch: Maryland News|
|Calvert County shores up plans for career EMS|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:01:06 -0700|
Calvert County’s long-standing tradition of a 100% all-volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical services personnel team is coming to an end. The county commissioners are considering a recommendation to hire career personnel to staff advanced life support apparatus to supplement the county’s current volunteer operations for greater coverage.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 1:01:06 PM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Newspapers
|Martin K. Dashields Jr., Baltimore City firefighter, dies|
|Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
Martin Kendall Dashields Jr., a Baltimore City firefighter known for his knowledge of Baltimore’s streets, died of a seizure after a stroke April 12 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 57. Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Olivet Lane, he was the son of Martin Kendall Dashields Sr.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun - Metered Site
|Cecil County Executive proposes trust fund for firefighters' service|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:39:34 -0700|
County Executive Alan McCarthy aims to transition the county’s pension-like program for volunteer firefighters into a full-fledged trust fund by June, using budgeted funds and the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to chip away at future costs via investment. The McCarthy administration presented a bill on Tuesday that would establish the Volunteer Length of Service Award Program (VLOSAP) Trust Fund, making good on a promise he made during budget deliberations last year.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 11:39:34 AM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
|Update: 17-Year-Old Charged In Historic Caroline County Schoolhouse Fire|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:20:30 -0700|
Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged a Denton juvenile in connection with a historic schoolhouse fire that occurred on April 16. The 17-year-old male teen from Denton was charged Thursday morning with second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, malicious burning first degree, and malicious destruction of property.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 9:20:30 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Dog dies, man critically injured after house fire in Montgomery County|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A dog died and a man is critically injured after a house fire in Montgomery County, Maryland early Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the fire in the 2300 block of Dexter Street for a two-story house fire. When they arrived, they learned the fire was on the first floor involving a couch. Officials said the fire has been put out.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA9
|Firefighters from Carroll and beyond pump water to fight Gamber barn fire|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
VIDEO: Firefighters from six Carroll County fire companies were assisted by Baltimore and Howard County units during the hour it took to bring a Gamber barn fire under control Wednesday afternoon. The Gamber volunteer fire company was the lead company to respond to the 1:14 p.m. call for the fire at a farm and nursery in the 2100 block of Deer Park Road.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carroll County Times
|Woman Dies In Baltimore House Fire|
|Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:28:10 -0700|
VIDEO: A 52-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday morning after her home caught on fire. Officials said the fire broke out around 2:13 a.m. The fire department was located so close to the scene that it only took firefighters three minutes to arrive. The home was in the 2500 block of W. Fairmount Ave.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:28:10 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Calvert County honors its emergency personnel|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:01:49 -0700|
Calvert County is the last county in Maryland to have a fire rescue and emergency medical services association entirely run by volunteers, and to honor these men and women who dedicate time from their busy lives to do this work, the Calvert County Volunteer Fire Rescue and EMS Association held its annual awards banquet April 14.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 1:01:49 PM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Newspapers
|Fire destroys makeshift shelter near Elkton|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:42:25 -0700|
An investigation is continuing after a blaze destroyed a makeshift shelter in what investigators described as a “homeless encampment” in the woods near Elkon, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. A passerby called 911 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Monday, after noticing the burning structure in a wooded area adjacent to the Twin Bridges on West Pulaski Highway (Route 40), fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 8:42:25 AM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
|Woodbine fire leaves dog dead, sends person to hospital; house deemed '50 percent' loss|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A residential fire in Woodbine displaced a family, killed a dog and did significant damage to the house before firefighters from six companies brought it under control in a little under an hour Monday night. The Office of the State Fire Marshal on Tuesday said one occupant of the home, located in the 7000 block of Woodbine Road in Woodbine, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to treat minor smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carroll County Times
|Pasadena coffee truck owner hopes to increase volunteer firefighter numbers|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
The number of people signing up to volunteer as firefighters is on the decline and a local fire fighter is working to change that. Duanne McKee is planning to use funds from his coffee truck, Second Alarm Brewhouse, in Pasadena, to revive the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company building. It's on Fort Smallwood Road and is in bad shape.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBALTV
|Joanne Rund Named New Baltimore County Fire Chief|
|Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:46:15 -0700|
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski named a new Baltimore County fire chief. Joanne Rund was named the new fire chief on Friday by Olszewski. Rund comes to Baltimore County after serving for 32-years with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Rund was most recently the assistant chief at that department.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 5:46:15 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Police aviation crew assist Anne Arundel County Fire Department with aerial hoist of patient|
|Sat, 13 Apr 2019 08:56:03 -0700|
On Friday, April 12 at approximately 12:46 p.m., personnel from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) received a request from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department requesting a helicopter to assist them with the extraction of a medical patient from a cargo ship. Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the United States Coast Guard rescue boats were alongside the cargo ship “Capri,” but were unable to safely transfer the patient into either of their rescue boats.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 8:56:03 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
|Six injured in two-vehicle crash in St. Mary's County|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:37:15 -0700|
On Friday, April 12 at approximately 11:30 a.m., St. Mary's County authorities reported a serious motor vehicle crash on Route 235 northbound and Town Creek Drive. According to Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Adams, two vehicles were involved, with one of them overturned on its roof.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 7:37:15 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
|Cause of shed fire in Barclay is undetermined|
|Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:38:52 -0700|
A shed fire here on the afternoon of April 9 had self-extinguished upon firefighters' arrival, according to a news release from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. A handful of firefighters from the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company answered the alarm at 3:22 p.m. for a fire in the 1600-block of Barclay Road.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 3:38:52 PM - SOURCE: My Eastern Shore
|Shock Trauma Honors Maryland Emergency Medical System Workers At 30th Annual Fundraiser in Baltimore|
|Sat, 13 Apr 2019 21:24:33 -0700|
VIDEO: The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center honored Maryland Emergency Medical Service System workers on Saturday night at its annual fundraiser. Over 1,000 people were at the event to honor those workers who risk their lives to save patients every day. This was the 30th annual fundraiser. The event brought together thousands of doctors, firefighters and medical personnel to raise money for the R.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 9:24:33 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|North East-area house fire displaces three|
|Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:27:01 -0700|
A fire ripped through a mobile home near North East on Thursday, gutting the structure and displacing an adult and two children, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. Neighbors called 911 at about 3 p.m., after discovering the burning house in the 400 block of Lakeside Drive in the Lakeside Mobile Home Park, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 5:27:01 PM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
|Follow Up: Baltimore Fire Chief Promises To Address EMT Shortage, Maintenance Issues|
|Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:43:45 -0700|
Baltimore City's fire chief is working to address concerns from two city councilmen to address the department's use of overtime and the conditions at some city fire stations. WBAL-TV 11 reports Councilmen Brandon Scott and Eric Costello asked Chief Niles Ford to provide the City Council or the mayor's office with a plan to address paramedic staffing needs.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 3:43:45 PM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
|Family displaced after basement fire in Emmitsburg|
|Thu, 11 Apr 2019 21:23:14 -0700|
VIDEO: The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that broke out Wednesday. Fire and rescue units were dispatched to Robindale Drive in Emmitsburg for a basement fire. Three adults and three children were displaced with one person being transported to a local hospital with minor burns to their hands.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 9:23:14 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
|Cumberland House fire injures one|
|Fri, 12 Apr 2019 02:13:51 -0700|
One person is being treated after being burned in a house fire early Friday morning. Allegany County dispatch says they received the call just before 12:30 for a fire on the 400 block of Columbia Street in Cumberland. Dispatch reports that fire crews cleared the scene around 5 a.m. Cumberland city and Maryland state fire marshals, however, were still at the scene investigating the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 2:13:51 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV