Harford County waives 2020 requirement for volunteer fire, EMS retirement program due to COVID-19

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Friday waived this year’s point-requirement for fire and EMS volunteers working toward their retirement benefits in the county’s Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP. LOSAP is a vital recruitment and retention tool for volunteer first responders. To qualify, participants must earn 50 points per year for a total of 25 years […]

First responders, highway workers recognize National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—In support of Governor Larry Hogan declaring November 10—16 as Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), MDTA Police, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are joining with partners statewide to recognize this national observance. “Every one of us plays a part when it comes to managing traffic incidents,” said MDTA […]

State Fire Marshal warns public of the dangers of fireworks at safety demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn on Wednesday morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. “There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year,” said State Fire Marshal Geraci. “Prevention […]

WMVFC to hold recruitment event in April

The Maryland State Firemen’s Association will be sponsoring a state-wide recruitment day for volunteer fire companies on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company will be participating in this state-wide initiative. Interested applicants can come and talk with WMVFC recruiters, tour the station, inspect out the apparatus, and more. Interested parties will be able to apply on […]