Police/Fire, Sci-Tech, Traffic

Baltimore County Fire Department’s new engines to feature digital Waze alerting for motorists

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists in Baltimore County who use the Waze navigation app will soon receive alerts that they’re approaching active incidents where first responders are working. Baltimore County Fire Department’s newest fire engines and trucks – a $17.44 million investment this year and $6.1 million next year – are equipped with the HAAS Alert “Safety Cloud” digital alerting service. The HAAS …


Business, Sci-Tech, Traffic

Maryland State Highway Administration joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

BALTIMORE, MD—Marylanders now have another way to navigate traffic incidents and congestion thanks to a new partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Waze mobile app. Under their new partnership with Waze’s Connected Citizens Program (CCP), MDOT SHA can now more effectively share road closure incidents immediately with users. “Sharing information in real …


Waze ‘evacuation zone’ alert is false alarm

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Mid-Atlantic users of the Waze navigation smartphone app got quite a surprise on Thursday. It seems many users in the Maryland area received an ‘evacuation zone’ warning upon opening the app. The alert read, “WARNING: Your destination is in an evacuation zone. Use extreme caution while driving.” Authorities have confirmed that there are no active evacuation zones in the …