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 …


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NFPA: practice safe grilling this Memorial Day weekend [VIDEO]

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Fire Protection Association is reminding local residents to practice safe grilling over the Memorial Day holiday. Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which translates to a lot of tasty meals – but it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. In 2013-2017, fire departments went …


Halloween safety tips from the NFPA

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it, the rush to find the perfect costume, that great pumpkin, and just the right decorations to cover your house. Hidden within all this fun and excitement are potential fire hazards, and NFPA wants to remind everyone about some simple Halloween safety tips to help avoid seasonal hazards. During the years 2011-2015, U.S. fire …