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Donors Sponsor Baltimore Stations In Firehouse Renovation Project

Travel around to the city’s 40 firehouses and it’s like stepping back in time. Many of the buildings are functionally obsolete.

06/10/2014

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Baltimore Co. Fire Dept. Responds Several Times To Gas Odor Around Hunt Valley Business Park

The Baltimore County Fire Department responded several times Tuesday for reports of a gas odor in and around the Hunt Valley Business Park.

03/25/2014

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Mysterious Tremors In Ocean City Caused By Sonic Boom, Not Earthquake

Mysterious tremors shake people in Ocean City, Md. Fears of an earthquake or an explosion spread fast on social media.

02/06/2014

Niles Ford

Rawlings-Blake Names Niles Ford New Fire Chief

A career paramedic, firefighter and public administrator who is the former fire chief in Lincoln, Neb., has been selected to become Baltimore’s next fire chief, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday.

12/30/2013

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Fatal 3-Alarm Fire In Northeast Baltimore Under Investigation

The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating a fatal fire in Northeast Baltimore.

11/25/2013

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New Md. Law Requires A Smoke Alarm On Each Level Of A Home

A new law requiring a smoke detector on each level of a home is now in effect in Maryland.

07/01/2013

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D.C. Council Poised To Reject Ambulance Redeployment

The D.C. Council appears poised to reject a proposal by the city’s fire department to deploy more ambulances during the daytime and reduce the number on duty during the overnight hours.

06/27/2013

James Clack

Baltimore Fire Chief, James Clack, Announces Resignation

A big change for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

06/07/2013

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House Set For Volunteer Renovation Damaged In Fire

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department says a Capitol Heights house scheduled to undergo a renovation as part of a volunteer project has been damaged in a fire.

04/26/2013

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Fire Dept. Gets $1.5M Grant For Heart Monitors

U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant to the Baltimore Fire Department to buy 75 monitor/defibrillators.

04/24/2013

Kevin Cartwright

Kevin Cartwright Retires From Baltimore Fire Dept.

The longtime spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department has retired.

04/01/2013

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Report Raises Questions About D.C. Fire Readiness

A new report from the District of Columbia’s inspector general raises further questions about whether the fire department has enough trucks to respond to major emergencies, and the D.C. councilmember who oversees the agency said he was losing confidence in its leadership.

03/22/2013

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