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Remembering First Responders Who Lost Their Lives

Lost in the line of duty. Maryland has set aside this day to honor fallen heroes.

05/03/2013

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Woman Tracks Down, Thanks Firefighters 3 Years After Near Fatal Accident

It’s never too late to say thank you. That’s what an Anne Arundel County woman is saying to fire and rescue crews at Fire Station 29 in Jessup.

04/17/2013

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Baltimore Paramedics Heading To New Jersey To Help Relief Efforts

Emergency workers in New York and New Jersey are asking for help from fellow first responders. One special medic team from Baltimore is on the way.

11/01/2012

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NTSB Seeks Safety Improvements As Victims’ Families Mark Metro Crash Anniversary

Nine dead, eighty injured. Three years ago today, the worst accident in Washington D.C. Metro history happened.

06/22/2012

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O’Malley Makes First Call On New Radio System

Can you hear me now? It’s a line from a commercial, but a version of it was put into use Tuesday as the state of Maryland unveiled a multi-million dollar communication system for emergency responders.

06/05/2012

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Police Work To Inform Drivers Of ‘Move Over’ Law

Killed on the job. Police say it’s happening to too many emergency responders, despite a law in place to protect them.

03/21/2012

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Montgomery County To Simulate Terror Attack

First responders, government employees and hospitals in Montgomery County will be testing their ability to respond to a terrorist attack with a large number of victims.

10/19/2011

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Firefighters Say They’re Better Prepared After 9/11

One of the few silver linings from 9/11 is that firefighters called to similar scenes are now better prepared for what they’ll face.

09/07/2011

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Maryland EMS Winners Honored Tuesday

In honor of Emergency Medical Services Week, several Marylanders are being honored for their quick thinking and brave actions.

05/17/2011

Disaster Drill

BWI Holds Disaster Readiness Drill

Drill for disaster. It’s a federal requirement for all airports to prepare for deadly situations. This weekend, BWI-Thurgood Marshall conducted a large-scale simulation.

05/07/2011

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Some Baltimore Citizens Train To Be Able To Protect Community

Almost 100 residents from neighborhoods across Baltimore are training to protect their communities.

02/13/2011