|Daily Dispatch: Maryland News|
|Baltimore Collegiate School For Boys Significantly Damaged By Fire|
|Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:53:44 -0700|
A fire that tore through the Baltimore Collegiate School For Boys Saturday caused significant damage to the building and forced the school to cancel its final week of classes. In a message on its website, the school said all remaining school days and year-end activities are cancelled. Summer school will begin at their new location on July 10.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 5:53:44 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Authorities investigate fire at Highfield-Cascade property where body was found weeks earlier|
|Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:34:29 -0700|
Authorities are investigating whether a fire that destroyed a vacant Cascade house Sunday morning is tied to a body that was found in a van on the same property more than two weeks ago, a state fire marshal said. The cause of the fire was still under investigation, Master Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said in a telephone interview.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 8:34:29 PM - SOURCE: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
|Police: Worker Killed When Buried Under Debris At Montgomery County Trash Center|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:13:07 -0700|
A worker is dead after becoming buried under a pile of debris at Shady Grove Transfer Center in Derwood on Thursday, police said. Authorities have identified the worker as 35-year-old Gladis Loren Melendrez Fuentes, of Rockville. The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at 16101 Frederick Rd. When Montgomery County police and fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene, she was dead, authorities said.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 10:13:07 AM - SOURCE: Wheaton Patch.com
|Dog dies in Westminster fire, despite retired Baltimore firefighter's rescue attempt|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:27:45 -0700|
A retired Baltimore firefighter stormed a burning house in Westminster on Friday morning in an attempt to rescue a dog trapped inside. Retired Baltimore city firefighter Mike Watson was passing by in his truck when he saw the smoke at 500 North Gorsuch Road. Watson’s first instinct was to check for people inside — then he heard barking.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 11:27:45 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun - Metered Site
|County executive proposes more firefighters as Arundel County Council prepares to balance, finalize budget|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:50:46 -0700|
County Executive Steuart Pittman has proposed adding 15 more firefighters, a limited English proficiency consultant and increasing grant money for the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, among other increases, to his fiscal year 2020 budget. The supplemental amendment requests are drawn from the $1.3 million in operating cuts the Anne Arundel County Council made on Monday in decisions that largely left Pittman’s first budget untouched.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:50:46 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com - Metered Site
|Low response times prompts Calvert County to move towards career EMS|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 02:13:01 -0700|
Following backlash from the Calvert Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, the county commissioners elected to hold a special meeting to work with local EMS leaders on the budget allocation for Career (or paid) EMS Staff. The complaints by the emergency volunteers varied but had a similar theme, revolving around a lack of communication between the county’s EMS and the commissioners.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 2:13:01 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
|Queen Anne’s County passes tax credit for volunteer firefighters|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:50:00 -0700|
With unanimous support, and amid a chamber full of first responders, the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners passed a law granting a property tax credit for volunteer firefighters Tuesday, June 11. Ordinance 19-11, introduced by County Commissioner Jack Wilson, provides “a tax credit against county property tax on certain real property owned by volunteer fire department members in Queen Anne’s County, establishing eligibility requirements for such tax credits and the amount, terms and conditions of the credit.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 1:50:00 AM - SOURCE: My Eastern Shore
|Frederick County Council explores work group on county firefighters' issues|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
County Council members started discussing a potential work group Tuesday that will examine working conditions, collective bargaining and other topics between the county firefighters union and county officials. The work group is in response to Question D, a ballot measure that passed with more than 70 percent of the vote last November.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Frederick News Post - Metered Site
|Arc of Washington County hosts first responders event|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:50:06 -0700|
The Arc of Washington County was granted funds to host a garden party with first responders in Hagerstown. The gardening event hosted by the Arc is meant to promote awareness and relationships between first responders and people with disabilities. The event came to life after an incident in 2013 involving a man with disabilities and law enforcement.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:50:06 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
|Hot chocolate: Smoking cocoa powder near Rockville Station to blame for MARC delays|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
The MARC Brunswick Line saw significant delays Tuesday morning after a suspected loading mishap led to a fire on a freight train carrying cocoa powder. Montgomery County fire officials responding to reports of a train fire near Rockville Station around 7 a.m. Tuesday found smoke emanating from a container on a CSX cargo train.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-FM
|Ocean City names new fire chief|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
Ocean City has a new fire department chief. Richard Bowers was officially named as head of the resort's fire department, overseeing both paid and volunteer fire and emergency personnel. His appointment was confirmed by Town Council members during a meeting Tuesday. Bowers replaces Chris Larmore, who announced in February he would be retiring from the department this spring.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now - Metered Site
|Baltimore City Fire Trains For Vehicle Water Rescues Ahead Of Summer Flood Season|
|Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:01:00 -0700|
Imagine: you’re trapped in your car and water is rising fast. With each passing second waiting to be rescued, your air pocket shrinks. Then, you hear the splash of a firefighter entering the water near your car. Help is on the way. In Western Maryland Monday, the Baltimore City Fire Department’s Search and Rescue teams trained for this terrifying scenario.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 2:01:00 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Somerset County House Fire Sends One to Hospital|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
An early morning fire destroyed a Somerset County home and sent one person to the hospital. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, the blaze broke out shortly after midnight Wednesday in the living room of the one-story home, located at 7549 Meadow Bridge Road in Eden. Owner John Van Ess reported the fire and it took crews from the Fruitland Fire Department about 20 minutes to bring it under control.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
|Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Company is the most visited firehouse in the world|
|Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:35:00 -0700|
The Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Company is the most visited firehouse in the entire world. The fire company keeps a log and records every person that comes to visit. People come from all over to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The memorial honors all men and women who died in the line of duty each year in the United States.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 5:35:00 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
|Montgomery County fire union to governor: Act now or risk catastrophic failure of the radio system|
|Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
The message from Montgomery County’s fire union to Governor Larry Hogan was direct and alarming. The county’s emergency radio system is on the brink of “catastrophic failure,” and officials must find a way to replace the system “as quickly as humanely possible.” A three-page letter sent June 5 by International Association of Firefighters Lodge 1664 President Jeffrey Bundle to Hogan details concerns that the radio system is long overdue for an upgrade.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 DC
|Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services appoints two deputy chiefs|
|Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:03:21 -0700|
Two longtime Howard County assistant chiefs have been appointed as deputy chiefs, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services announced Monday. Chief Louis Winston, a 29-year veteran of the department, and Chief Gordon Wallace, who has served for 23 years in Howard County, were appointed as the new deputy chiefs, the department said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 1:03:21 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com - Metered Site
|Firefighter's House Destroyed After Lexington Park Fire|
|Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
VIDEO: On Monday, June 10, 2019, at approximately 5:05 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Ridge, Hollywood, and Leonardtown responded to 47925 Mary Lynn Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire with fire showing. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with fire in the garage.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland News
|One Hospitalized After House Fire In Laurel|
|Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:23:08 -0700|
One person was hospitalized after a house fire in Laurel, fire officials say. The fire in the 9000 block of Dumhart Road was reported around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. Two adults inside the house were able to get out of the burning home, according to fire officials, but one was taken to an area hospital for possible smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 8:23:08 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
|Two Teens Injured After ATV Flips Over In Harwood|
|Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:12:27 -0700|
Two teens in Anne Arundel County are injured after the ATV they were driving flipped over on Friday, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a 911 call at around 8:27 p.m., saying a 17-year-old girl was having seizures. When they arrived at 123 Three Rivers Road in Harwood, they found two people were injured from an ATV accident.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 8:12:27 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
|Senators get funding for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg|
|Sat, 08 Jun 2019 17:30:39 -0700|
Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced recently $2.3 million from the Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg. The NFFF will use this funding to support a variety of projects that impact firefighters and fire departments across the country, from counseling and training to database improvement and survivor services, according to a press release.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 5:30:39 PM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Newspapers