Emergency Response

Fire Marshal: Smoke detectors saved Joppa couple

A Joppa couple managed to escape from their burning home after being awakened by smoke detectors on Saturday. Deputy State Fire Marshals credit the life-saving devices for allowing theĀ  husband & wife to escape the blaze. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal says the occupants were in bed and awoke to the sound of their smoke alarms early …


Emergency Response

Crews respond to overnight apartment fire in Joppa

Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire in Joppa early on Friday morning. It marked the fourth local dwelling fire in six days, and the second in two days along Trimble Road. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for smoke coming from an apartment in the 300 block of Trimble Road in Joppa. Units from Joppa-Magnolia …


Overnight house fire in Joppa draws response from multiple fire companies

Crews from several local fire companies responded to a house fire in the Joppa area early Thursday morning. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Trimble Road. At the scene, crews found a …

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 …

Playground fire reported in Joppa

Crews are on the scene of a fire at a playground in Joppa. At just after 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, firefighters responded to the 200 block of Chell Road, 21085. At the scene, emergency personnel found playground equipment that was on fire. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company has responded to the scene and is requesting assistance from the Maryland …

Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Baltimore County – 2017 edition

Public fireworks displays are a great way to enjoy the summer holiday season. Here is a full list of dates and locations for fireworks displays that have been approved by the Baltimore County Fire Marshal’s Office. Additional displays will be added as the Fire Marshal issues permits. REMINDER: The use of backyard fireworks is illegal; some ground-based and hand-held sparklers …