Events, Police/Fire

Annual 9/11 Remembrance Bell Ceremony held in Parkville [VIDEO]

PARKVILLE, MD—A special ceremony was held in Parkville on Friday morning to remember the heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The annual 9/11 Remembrance Bell Ceremony was held at the Baltimore County Fire Department Station 10, located at the corner of Putty Hill Avenue and Old Harford Road. The event honors the sacrifices of the 343 FDNY and …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County Emergency Management director, retires

TOWSON, MD—Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has retired after nearly 35 years of service with the Baltimore County Fire Department. The HSEM directorship is the second-highest rank in BCoFD, equivalent to Assistant Chief; and serving in that capacity made Ringgold the department’s highest-ranking African-American member. Ringgold joined BCoFD in 1985. Over the years he …


Parkville 9/11 Path of Honor marks 9th year

PARKVILLE, MD—An annual tradition lives on in Parkville. For the past nine years, volunteers have placed 2,977 American flags along Putty Hill Avenue, from Old Harford Road to Harford Road, in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 2020 Path of Honor monument went up on Friday morning and is ready for …

Mountain biker injured at Loch Raven Reservoir watershed

CARNEY, MD—A cyclist was injured in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed area on Sunday. At just after 12:30 p.m., the Providence Volunteer Fire Company reported that an ATV unit was attempting to reach an injured mountain biker. The patient was located, rescued, and transferred to medic units from the Baltimore County Fire Department. There has been no further update on …

Several vehicles trapped in White Marsh floodwaters

WHITE MARSH, MD—Emergency crews are performing several water rescues in the White Marsh area. At 7:30 p.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department said that several vehicles were trapped in floodwaters from Friday’s thunderstorm in the 12000-block of Pulaski Highway (21162). All motorists have now been rescued and no injuries are being reported at this time. Motorists are reminded to “turn …

Vehicle goes over Carney guardrail: 1 trapped, power lines down

UPDATE: The vehicle went over the embankment and is underneath the power lines, according to the Providence Volunteer Fire Company.  Crews used special equipment to rescue the patient.  There has been no update on her condition.  Photo via PVFC. Original story below… —— CARNEY, MD—Crews are on the scene of a serious, Thursday morning crash in Carney. The crash was …

Utility pole on fire in Perry Hall, road blocked in Carney

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Emergency personnel are responding to several local incidents as Tropical Storm Isaias treks past Maryland. At around 11:30 a.m., crews from the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to a utility pole fire in the area of Belair Road at Perry Hall Road in Perry Hall.  There has been no word on any injuries. A large tree branch is also …

Maryland State Police investigating Parkville crash that injured tow truck driver

PARKVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that injured a tow truck operator working on the side of the road in Parkville on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Antonio Martinez, 38, of Baltimore, Maryland. Martinez was transported from the scene of the crash to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is receiving medical treatment …