Police/Fire

Crews attempt to rescue boat stranded in Bird River, find it empty

WHITE MARSH, MD—Crews attempted to rescue a boat that appeared to be stranded in a White Marsh river on Thursday morning. Units from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine Emergency Team 21 responded to the Bird River in White Marsh to investigate a boat that was reportedly stuck …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County to receive $265,000 in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. Baltimore County will receive a total of $265,000 with awards going to the Baltimore County Fire Department, the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, and Gunpowder Falls State Park. The …


Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine dedicates new rescue boat

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – A local fire company dedicated a new boat on Friday. The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine dedicated a new fire boat, Marine Unit 217, on Friday morning. The new boat, christened the “Mrs. Linda II,” will be used for open water rescues, for patient transport, and for fire suppression. The company had been working …

Officials preparing for potential localized flooding from Hurricane Florence

Although the current projected track of Hurricane Florence would appear to take the storm south of the Baltimore area, County Executive Don Mohler and his top public safety and public health team gathered at Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine this morning to advise residents to stay alert to possible changes and prepare in case of localized coastal and inland …

Holiday events announced at Baltimore County volunteer fire stations

There’s nothing more magical than a Christmas train garden. With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County’s volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa. Here’s the full list of what’s happening at your friendly, neighborhood Baltimore County fire station. Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department 5200 Southwestern Boulevard, …

WMVFC to honor firefighters who died in 1971 flood

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company will hold a ceremony on Sunday afternoon in honor of some special fallen firefighters. The 45th Annual Remembrance Ceremony will be held to honor the four firefighters who lost their lives on August 1, 1971, when 13 inches of rain fell across the region in just a few hours. The downpour caused major flooding …