Entertainment, Events, Health, Police/Fire

State Fire Marshal offers tips to help prevent fireworks-related fires

BALTIMORE, MD—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci on Thursday reminded Marylanders of the dangers of fire as a result of improperly extinguished smoking materials and fireworks. ”The dry conditions we are experiencing have the potential to cause fires around dwellings, outbuildings, dry vegetation and mulch,” stated Geraci. “Many of these fires can quickly result in damage to structures and vast …


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Maryland Natural Resources Police enforcing ‘Operation Dry Water’ to curb impaired boating

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Independence Day holiday weekend means more boaters on the water, which can also bring an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. From July 3-5, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will partner with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Operation Dry Water campaign of awareness and enforcement to reduce boating …


Baltimore County: no trash collection on Independence Day, drop-off centers closed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Saturday, July 4, trash collection will not occur in Baltimore County, and all three trash and recycling drop-off centers will be closed. Residents with Saturday trash collection should hold their material until their next scheduled trash collection day. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …

Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …

Towson Fourth of July Parade cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—The 2020 Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled, officials announced on Monday afternoon. Just days after it was announced that the annual Towson fireworks display would be cancelled, parade officials have followed suit. “We are very disappointed that we are going to have to cancel the Towson 4th of July Parade and Race due to the Covid …

Towson Fourth of July fireworks cancelled

UPDATE: The Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled as well. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Another annual tradition has been scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Towson Communities Alliance announced on Saturday that their annual Independence Day fireworks display would be cancelled this year. “Obviously, this is a big disappointment to many who enjoy the July 4th …