Health, Sci-Tech

Intentional balloon releases banned in Maryland as of October 1

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Friday reminded Maryland residents that a new state law prohibiting intentional balloon releases goes into effect on October 1st. The new Maryland law bans the releasing of balloons that, upon landing, create litter and threaten the health and safety of animals on the land in the …


Police/Fire, Politics

Maryland smoke detector law 2018: requirements and what you need to know

The Baltimore County Fire Department says it has heard from many residents with questions about Maryland’s new smoke alarm law, which was signed in 2013 but includes some requirements that just took effect on January 1, 2018. The following fact sheet will clarify the regulation and what it means for residents of the state of Maryland. What the law requires …