Nine Baltimore County Fire Department members receive promotions

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department has promoted several of its members. Fire Chief Joanne Rund has announced the promotion of the following 9 personnel: FIRE LIEUTENANT Fire Specialist Anand Chelliah Fire Specialist Matthew Dize Fire Specialist Justin Goodwin FADO Albert McCausland FADO Justin Pryor EMS LIEUTENANT PMFC Matthew E. Murphy PARAMEDIC FIRST CLASS PM Christopher M. Carroll PM Naomi […]

Baltimore County Fire Chief Rund to retire in July

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday made two senior leadership announcements. Baltimore County Fire Department Chief Joanne Rund on Monday announced her plans to retire from County service, effective July 2024. Additionally, Kimberly Routson will serve as acting director of Government Affairs. Routson will succeed Jennifer Aiosa who has departed from her role as of director of Government […]

Baltimore County acquires $2 million site for new Catonsville fire station

CATONSVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County has acquired a 6-acre parcel along Edmondson Avenue for a new, state-of-the-art Catonsville Fire Station #4. This new station will replace the existing station built in 1928 and located at 756 Frederick Road. Plans call for the existing station to be preserved as a Baltimore County Fire Museum. […]

CPR kits now available at all Baltimore County Public Library branches thanks to Ravens donation

TOWSON, MD—Thanks to a donation from the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore County Public Library’s “Library of Things” is expanding. The Ravens this week donated American Heart Association CPR Kits to all BCPL branches.  This is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Baltimore County Fire Department and BCPL to provide CPR training and resources in the community. Baltimore County […]

Baltimore County Fire Department promotes six members

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department has announced several promotions. Fire Chief Joanne Rund has announced the promotions of six fire department members to the ranks of Fire Specialist and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator. FIRE APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR (FADO) EMT/FF Chase Barnett EMT/FF Joshua Colbourn EMT/FF Kevin Hudson EMT/FF Jonathan Ross EMT/FF Herbert Schlegel FIRE SPECIALIST EMT/FF Cortnie Hackley The following promotions […]

Baltimore County reaches agreement with DOJ to resolve ‘hostile work environment’ charges against fire department over nude photos

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials on Tuesday announced they had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve charges by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that, prior to the Olszewski administration, the Baltimore County Fire Department violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting 11 female employees to a hostile work environment. […]

Baltimore County Fire Department promotes 5 members

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department has announced several promotions. Fire Chief Joanne Rund has announced the promotion of the following five members: Congratulations to the following: EMS CAPTAIN EMS Lt. Nicole Nappi FIRE CAPTAIN Fire Lt. Wendy Stallings EMS LIEUTENANT Paramedic First Class Susan Arnett Paramedic First Class Travis Over FIRE LIEUTENANT Fire Specialist Thomas Gagliano The promotions will […]

Editorial: Baltimore County Fire Department’s union votes ‘No Confidence’ in Chief Rund

The following is an op-ed piece from White Marsh Cowenton Community Association president Heather Patti In 2021 FACETS Consulting, LLP was retained by Baltimore County through a competitive procurement process to conduct an independent, third-party evaluation of the Baltimore County Fire Department. The study’s scope was to focus on the department’s overall management and administrative functions. The Final Report was […]