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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.


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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.


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Kevin Cartwright Retires From Baltimore Fire Dept.

The longtime spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department has retired.



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.


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D.C. Officials Still Investigating Ambulance Absence

D.C. Deputy Mayor Paul Quander says officials are still investigating whether some fire department rescue units inappropriately went out of service when a police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash.


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Former Prince George’s Co. Fire Official Gets 18 Months In Prison

A former Prince George’s County fire department official who bribed public officials in exchange for acts that benefited a development in which he had a financial interest has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.


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5 Injured In Crash Involving Baltimore Ambulance

Baltimore fire officials say five people, including one member of the fire department, were injured in an accident involving a city ambulance.



Prince George’s Co. Fire Department To Hire New Firefighters

The Prince George’s County fire department says it’s using a multimillion-dollar federal grant to hire new firefighters.



Baltimore Fire Dept. Sets New Social Media Guidelines For Its Employees After Scathing Criticism

The Baltimore City Fire Department says it does not want to silence critics but the firefighters’ union has serious concerns.


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Baltimore Ends Rotating Fire Company Closures

Some major changes take effect for the Baltimore City Fire Department. Monday, the city officially ended its controversial rotating fire company closures and instead began the process of permanently closing three fire companies.



Child Drowns In Brooklyn Park Pool

A young child has died after drowning in Brooklyn Park Wednesday night.


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Baltimore Considers Closing 3 Fire Companies

Three city fire companies are on the chopping block but some say they could be saved by slashing the mayor’s proposed budget.