Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Allegany County radio system upgrade nears completion
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:06:40 -0700
Allegany County will soon activate a new $8 million countywide fire and EMS radio system. “This system will allow a more seamless and streamlined communication between our joint communications center, field operations units, including fire, EMS and police, and neighboring counties,” said Todd Bowman, public information officer for the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 7:06:40 AM - SOURCE: Cumberland: Times-News
Glen Burnie high school students will train to be 911 operators
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Angelina Reyes, 17, isn't old enough to be a 911 operator at the Anne Arundel County Police Department, but she might get a head start on the training at school this year. More than a dozen seniors at Glen Burnie High School will spend the forthcoming school year learning police codes and dispatch center technology -- and how to appropriately respond to someone calling 911 in distress.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
More than 60 cats removed from North Potomac home
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:49:35 -0700
Officers have collected “60 and counting” cats since Saturday from a home in the 12300 block of Sweetbough Court, an Animal Control officer said Thursday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat units checked the site for ammonia gas Wednesday evening. Officer Lavonia Byrd said no one has been charged yet, but the investigation is continuing.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 1:49:35 PM - SOURCE: Montgomery Community Media
Montgomery County Firefighters Helped Identify Silver Spring Stabbing Suspect
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service responders were able to provide quick help to a stabbing victim in Silver Spring on Tuesday night—and direct police to the suspect. According to a Montgomery County police press release, officers from the 3rd District responded to the 8500 block of Fenton Street around 5:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bethesda Magazine
Police Investigate Arson in Baltimore County After 4 Cars Set On Fire
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:53:38 -0700
As flames shot up, the owner of the vehicle stood helpless. She’s just one of the latest victims of the possible serial arsonist. The victim’s mother, Desiree Hart, said numerous cars were destroyed. “They are totaled, they are all totaled. They set them on fire by the gas tank. Everybody thought it was firecrackers, but it was her tires blowing out.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:53:38 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Frying French Fries Spark Fire That Damages Bethesda Home
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A kitchen fire sparked by teenagers attempting to fry french fries in oil damaged a Bethesda home Tuesday afternoon, according to the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire that flashed and spread at around 2 p.m. as the teens cooked the fries on a stovetop in the home on the 8800 block of Tuckerman Lane, MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer reported.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bethesda Magazine
Community remembers Allen Fire Chief Dave Barry
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:56:20 -0700
"Dave has been dedicated to the community as well as Allen Volunteer Fire Company. He's going to be terribly missed." Up until Sunday Allen Fire Chief Dave Barry was doing what he's done his whole -- serving his community, putting on his uniform and saving lives. "He operated all of the equipment, he trained us as well as he trained himself in all the equipment and Dave would drive and answer calls the same as any fireman in this fire company," explains Allen Fire Volunteer Company Vice Pres.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 7:56:20 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Mechanicsville VFD board member passes away
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:09:03 -0700
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department regretfully announces the passing of Board of Director and member William R. "Hoof" Mattingly. Mr. Mattingly was active in the department up to the time of his passing. Over the years Mr. Mattingly assisted the department with many projects. In addition, he volunteered to house our 1950 Ford Firetruck during the building renovations.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 9:09:03 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Crews battle garage fire in Waldorf
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:34:58 -0700
On July 17 at 10:17 a.m., crews from the Waldorf VFD responded to to the 4000 block of Broadbill Circle, Waldorf for the report of a house fire. Units arrived to the scene of a two-story, single family home with fire on the exterior corner of the garage.Firefighters worked quickly and had the fire under control within 10 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 3:34:58 PM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Firefighters Battle Blaze In NW Baltimore
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:00:59 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters battled a blaze at a northwest Baltimore home Tuesday. Large plumes of gray smoke could be seen from Chopper 13, along with a fire in the top portion of what looks like a shed. No other details are available at this time.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 11:00:59 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company’s Simonetta named firefighter of the year
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:01:20 -0700
Twenty-three year-old Anthony Simonetta of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company received the Firefighter of the Year award at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Convention June 19 in recognition of outstanding citizenship and exemplary job achievement. Simonetta also received the John E. “Sunny” Rose Jr.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 1:01:20 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com - Metered Site
12 Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Odenton Construction Site
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:36:06 -0700
Twelve people were taken to area hospitals after what Anne Arundel County Fire officials believe was a carbon monoxide poisoning. County firefighters responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union at 1179 Annapolis Road sometime after 8 a.m. Tuesday for a report of workers experiencing symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 7:36:06 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Cumberland garage fire claims three pets
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:04:11 -0700
Three pet dogs perished when an accidental fire occurred Sunday in a garage at the rear of 138 E. Elder St., according to the Cumberland Fire Department. The cause of the fire at the Owen Hoover property was attributed to ignition of combustibles on top of an electric range that was accidentally activated.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 1:04:11 PM - SOURCE: Cumberland: Times-News
Easton man arrested on arson charges
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:16:14 -0700
A man is facing over three decades in prison after authorities say he is responsible for setting his vehicle on fire in Easton. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal says on Friday, 36-year-old Kartiece Simmons was arrested in at the Dorchester General Hospital and taken back to Talbot County in connection with an arson investigation.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 10:16:14 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Residents injured as fire torches Rising Sun home
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:41:09 -0700
Two residents sustained non-life threatening injuries after their house caught on fire in the early morning hours Saturday. Amanda Haldeman and her boyfriend, James Chambers, were asleep when they awoke to find their home at 100 Woody Brown Road was on fire. Haldeman’s brother, Curtis Johnson, and Johnson’s girlfriend, Ashley Breniser, came to the residence later that morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 5:41:09 PM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
Fire Destroys Vehicle, House in Edgewood; Man and Dog Escape Unharmed
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:46:03 -0700
A man and his dog escaped unharmed Saturday morning after a vehicle in the driveway of their Edgewood home caught fire and spread to the house. Just before 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 2900 block of Siwanoy Drive in Edgewood for a reported vehicle fire that had spread into a dwelling.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 7:46:03 AM - SOURCE: The Dagger
Firefighters Battle 4-Story Apartment Complex Fire In Baltimore
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:54:50 -0700
The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that left an apartment complex damaged early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called just after 5 a.m. to the 1300 block of West Fayette Street where they found a four-story apartment complex burning from the rear to the inside of the building.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 5:54:50 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Fire damages Bel Air home
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:03:18 -0700
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says that a fire caused $10,000 in damages to a Bel Air home but that no one was displaced. According to deputies, just before 1:00 p.m., 20 firefighters from the Bel Air and Fallston Fire Companies, responded to a blaze at a two story home on Cheshire Lane.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 5:03:18 PM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV Fox 45 Baltimore
Crews Rescue Hiker Stuck For 4 Days In Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:42:36 -0700
Crews rescued a hiker who has been stuck for several days after falling from a cliff Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, officials said. Rescue crews were called around 12:45 p.m. Thursday to the area of 4900 block of North Franklintown Road after someone reported to police they heard a person yelling in the southwest Baltimore park.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 7:42:36 PM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
Car fire in Charles County under investigation
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:41:42 -0700
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating an overnight fire that caused an estimated $9,000 worth of damage to a woman's car. On July 12 at 12:39 a.m., crews from the La Plata VFD responded to Causeway Drive, La Plata for the report of a fire. Upon arrival, they discovered a flaming 2012 Honda Civic and extinguished it within five minutes.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 12:41:42 PM - SOURCE: Bay Net

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