Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Firefighters Investigate House Explosion In West Baltimore
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:49:29 -0700
Fire investigators are looking into what caused a house explosion in West Baltimore late Thursday. Firefighters were called to North Monroe Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood just before 11 p.m. The house that exploded was vacant and located in the middle of a group of row homes. The fire from the first house damaged an occupied house next door.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 2:49:29 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Official: Person Trapped Between Vehicles In Owings Mills Rescued
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters rescued someone trapped between two vehicles at a car dealership Thursday morning in Owings Mills, officials said. The victim was being flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. Crews were dispatched to Heritage Chevrolet in the 11200 block of Reisterstown Road at 10:34 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch
North East Fire Company keeps people, animals safe
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:47:01 -0700
This week is Fire Prevention Week, and the North East Fire Company wants all Cecil County residents — both two and four-legged — to be safe in the event of a fire. Last week, Shady Beach Kennel in North East proprietors Alice and Keith Riordan invited the North East Fire Company and other local first responders to tour its facilities and educate themselves and the public about fire prevention and animal fire safety.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:47:01 PM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
Cumberland man arrested in Pear Street arson, police assault
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A city man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly set fire to various items inside a Pear Street residence, according to the Cumberland Police Department. Shaun Aaron Brooks, 41, was taken into custody in the 200 block of Pear Street after Cumberland Police officers and city firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cumberland Times-News
Senators, Congressman Announce over $121,000 for Volunteer Fire Departments in Prince George’s County
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:13:20 -0700
U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $121,904 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Prince George’s County. The funding includes $71,428 for the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad to purchase and install two self-loading power cot stretcher units and two new stair chairs and $50,476 for the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department to replace hydraulic rescue tools, which are outdated and beyond their useful lifespan.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:13:20 PM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Investigation Continues Into What Started Dundalk Row Home Fire
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:39:02 -0700
A 4-alarm fire in Baltimore County is out, but not until after several homes were damaged overnight. The extent of the damage from behind these rowhomes on Highshire Court could be seen in the morning light Wednesday. The fire left 21 people displaced. Many of the houses are now secured: as the investigation continues.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 11:39:02 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Related: Baltimore County Fire Department Holds Safety Walk After Fire In Dundalk
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:40:02 -0700
In the wake of a four-alarm fire that displaced 21 people in Dundalk, Baltimore County Firefighters went door-to-door Wednesday, making sure people check their smoke detectors. They also provided information on fire safety and prevention. “We do know that two of the houses involved in the fire last night did not have working smoke detectors,” Baltimore County Fire Department Captain Steve Czawlytko said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:40:02 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Region: DC firefighters rescue woman whose leg was trapped in parking lot mishap
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Many people already seem to think hospitals charge an arm and a leg, but one woman almost wound up paying that price Wednesday when she got her leg trapped near a parking lot exit machine at a hospital in Northwest D.C. The woman was not seriously hurt in the mishap, but she did have to be rescued by D.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
3 Adults, 2 Dogs Escape House Fire In Howard County, Cat Missing
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:54:22 -0700
Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning house fire in Hanover Thursday. The fire broke out in a home in the 6300 block of Hanover Crossing Way around 5:30 a.m. When Howard County firefighters arrived, they found that three adults, who were home at the time, and their two dogs escaped.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 6:54:22 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
21 Displaced, Firefighter Injured After 4-Alarm Fire In Dundalk
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:01:36 -0700
Twenty-one residents were displaced and a firefighter was injured after a 4-alarm fire in Dundalk late Tuesday. Baltimore County crews were still on scene Wednesday morning boarding up the affected homes. Most of the damage is out back. The fire broke out in the 100 block Highshire Court around 10:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 8:01:36 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Hagerstown Fire Department recognizes fire prevention week
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:30:42 -0700
In light of fire prevention week, the Hagerstown Fire Department urges people to tighten up their prepping and planning skills. All week, HFD will join several other fire rescue organizations in providing tips from the National Fire Protection Association. According to Fire Marshal Doug Dehaven, the newest initiative for the year is “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape”.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 11:30:42 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Revised Edition of the State Fire Prevention Code Goes Into Effect
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:07:18 -0700
State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announced that today, October 7, 2019, is the official effective date of the revised State Fire Prevention Code. Changes to the code include new and expanded requirements for marijuana growing and processing facilities, food trucks, and other current issues at the forefront of the fire code enforcement community.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 9:07:18 AM - SOURCE: The Bay Net
Discarded smoking materials blamed for Cambridge House fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTO: The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal ruled carelessly discarded smoking materials in an exterior mulch bed caused Sunday's three-alarm fire that destroyed the Cambridge House building on the property of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. Fire officials said the accidental fire caused $200,000 in damage to the one-story, wood-framed building and $20,000 of damage to contents.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dorchester Star
Region: Man Hurt, 3 Cats Killed in Northeast DC Apartment Fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An apartment fire in Northeast D.C. Monday morning left a civilian with serious injuries and a police officer with minor injuries. A dog was rescued, but three cats were found dead. The fire broke out in the 500 block of 59th Street NE, near the Maryland border. Flames could be seen leaping from the two-story building.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington
Update: La Plata Volunteer Fire Department among national winners for safety video
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A national fire safety contest gave local fire departments a chance to show off their creativity by putting together videos about the importance of closing the bedroom door at night. The “Close Before you Doze” national contest put on by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, received dozens of submissions but the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department won third place for its video titled “Flash Max slams the door on home fires.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
State Fire Marshal's Office teams up with NFPA for Fire Prevention Week campaign
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:12:10 -0700
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small, but important, actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 5:12:10 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Over 5,000 people attended the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 17:12:50 -0700
The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service took place over the weekend at the National Fire Academy in Maryland. The sound of bagpipes and drums could be heard for miles as people gathered to remember and honor 119 fallen heroes from 2018 and previous years. The rainy weather didn’t stop over 5,000 people from silently listening to fire officials talk about brave men and women from all over the nation, who died protecting their community.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2019 5:12:50 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Multiple firefighters injured in Charles County blaze, department says
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Eleven firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in Charles County, according to local fire officials. Nine were initially injured, and two more from Prince George's County went to a local hospital for treatment after returning to their station. According to the department, the fire broke out on Chamberlin Court in Waldorf Friday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV MyFox 5 DC
Ocean City Fire Department Loses Nearly 80 Years of Service in One Afternoon
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 08:32:58 -0700
Ocean City firefighters David Cropper and David Pruitt have retired after each protecting and serving the Ocean City community for nearly 40 years. Their combined 77 years of service was celebrated on Tuesday, October 1, at the Mayor and City Council work session at City Hall. Both men spent their careers working as firefighters and emergency medical providers in the town’s career fire division, playing pivotal roles in building the professional foundations for the department.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 8:32:58 AM - SOURCE: Town of Ocean City, Maryland
Firefighter employment expected to increase by 2026
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:53:22 -0700
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of firefighters is projected to grow 7 percent by the year 2026. Currently, nationwide there are 332,400 jobs, which is expected to increase. Although improved building materials and building codes have resulted in a long-term decrease in fires and fire fatalities, firefighters will still be needed to respond to fires and other emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2019 8:53:22 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
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