Events, Police/Fire

Annual Baltimore County Fire Service memorial set for October 11

TOWSON, MD—A memorial service honoring 59 members of the Baltimore County Fire Service who have died over the past year will be held Sunday, October 11 at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. The service will be broadcast live on Towson UMC’s YouTube channel and also at www.towsonchurch.org. Due to restrictions related to …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County Fire Department receives $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts

TOWSON, MD—This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts in Baltimore County. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention & Safety Grants program. The funds will allow Baltimore County to purchase 15,000 smoke and carbon …


Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …

Baltimore County first responders test positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials announced on Friday that a member of the Baltimore County Police Department and a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first Baltimore County public safety personnel to test positive for the virus. “I am grateful for the dedication of the brave men and women serving on the …

Leadership Baltimore County to host meet & greet with Police Chief Hyatt, Fire Chief Rund

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Leadership Baltimore County will host a very special meet & greet later this month. Join Leadership Baltimore County for an insightful look at public safety in Baltimore County with Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt and Baltimore County Fire Chief Joanne Rund. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 7:30-9 a.m. at BGE Home, …

‘Fill the Boot’ campaign to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association kicks off this week

TOWSON, MD – The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maryland kicks off this week, with support from County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Baltimore County Fire Department. The “Fill the Boot” campaign is sponsored by the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311. The firefighters’ union has conducted this charitable fundraiser for …

Fire Chief Joanne Rund to be sworn in on Monday

TOWSON, MD – Joanne R. Rund will be sworn in on Monday, July 1 as Baltimore County Fire Chief. She becomes the first woman chief since the department’s founding in the late 1880s. A formal appointment ceremony be held at 1 p.m. in Patriot Plaza in Towson. Patriot Plaza is located between Bosley and Washington avenues and occupies the space …