Construction begins on WMVFC’s new station

WMVFC Construction BeginsConstruction has begun on a local fire company’s new station.

On Thursday, construction got underway on the new facility for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

The company has grown to over 200 members and has outgrown its 68-year-old facility on Ebenezer Road.

The current station was built in 1949. Located between the CSX railroad tracks and Philadelphia Road, approximately 11,000 cars pass by WMVFC on a daily basis.

The station fields in excess of 3,600 calls per year.

The new facility will be built on land donated by General Motors Baltimore Operations.

It will be located at 10301 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.

The new, approximately 20,000-square-foot facility will utilize an optimal floor plan for modern-day emergency response and is intended to meet the needs of WMVFC’s growing membership. It will feature individual bunks, an indoor training facility, showers for each volunteer, a gym, kitchen, and even a study.

“We are excited to see five years of planning come to fruition,” said Lt. Kevin Palmer, President at WMVFC. “A lot of time was spent from various members of the company as well as members of our community in order to develop, plan, and construct a fire and EMS station that can serve the needs of our community for the next 50 years. September 7, 2017 will be an important day in for our Company and the community we serve.”

A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held in November.

Interested members of the community can contribute to the campaign by clicking here.

WMVFC New Station 1

WMVFC New Station 2

Raised crosswalks completed at Perry Hall Middle, Perry Hall High

Perry Hall Crosswalk Ribbon CuttingNew crosswalks that double as traffic calming measures have opened in Perry Hall.

The new crosswalks, which were initially announced back in December, were completed along Ebenezer Road and will help to slow speeding at Perry Hall Middle and High Schools.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week.

Two raised crosswalks with pedestrian refuge islands were installed in front of Perry Hall High School. The raised crosswalk is slightly lower than a speed hump, but will help slow the speed of motorists. Additionally, the pedestrian refuge island allows students a safer place to stand as they cross. Pedestrian ramps also make the area compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A third crosswalk with a pedestrian refuge island was installed in front of Perry Hall Middle School at Yvonne Avenue.

The total cost for the project was $60,000.

Portion of Ebenezer Road to be closed for repairs

Road ClosedA portion of a busy White Marsh road is set to be closed next week.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that Ebenezer Road will be closed at the CSX railroad crossing near Route 40 on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9.

The road is being closed so the tracks can be repaired.

Motorists should plan accordingly.

Car crashes into Royal Farms sign in White Marsh

Car Crash AccidentEmergency crews are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in White Marsh.

At just after 10 a.m., the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Pulaski Highway at Ebenezer Road for a report of a crash.

At the scene, crews found that one vehicle had gone off the roadway and had crashed into the sign in front of the Royal Farms store at that location.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.