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Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …


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Baltimore County awarded $2.7M grant to hire new firefighters

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday announced that the county had received a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) federal grant for $2.7 million to hire 28 new firefighters in 2020. The funds will support the Department’s expansion of services in Sparrows Point to support the growth at Tradepoint Atlantic. Baltimore …


Hurricane Dorian projected path: Chesapeake Bay risk increasing

UPDATE: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, may have a serious impact on the Chesapeake Bay. The storm has already devastated the Bahamas and is now beginning to wreak havoc along the eastern coast of Florida. Hurricane …

Six Baltimore County Fire Department members head to Florida to assist with Hurricane Dorian operations

TOWSON, MD – Six Baltimore County Fire Department members assigned to a federal emergency task force are in Jacksonville, Florida to assist with operations related to Hurricane Dorian. The fire department personnel, all tactical rescue specialists, deployed Friday and are staged in Jacksonville, Florida, waiting to see if they will be needed. Hurricane Dorian has been stalled out over the …

Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System set for August 7

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, August 7th. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and TV stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will not include a message on cell phones via Wireless Emergency Alerts. The test is …

High-risk neighborhoods are focus of new program to prevent fires, carbon monoxide tragedies

A $589,000 federal grant will help Baltimore County fire officials provide public education about preventing fires and carbon monoxide-related incidents, especially in neighborhoods at higher risk from these tragedies. Fire officials, along with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, kicked off the program on Friday morning at the Randallstown home of Theodore and Geraldine Barham.  The Barhams …

WMVFC members deployed to Texas to help with Harvey response

Four Baltimore County Fire Department personnel have been deployed to assist with emergency response to the historic flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.  Two of those individuals are members of White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. Two firefighters were deployed early Sunday morning as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s Pennsylvania Task Force #1, a team of specially trained …