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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Harford County has appointed Brian P. Feist of Johnstown, Pa., manager of its Division of Emergency Operations. Feist began the job Monday and replaces Ernie Crist, who retired last summer. Feist most recently served as director of Cambria County Department of Emergency Services, with responsibilities for emergency management, the 911 Center and Cambria Connected, local government's wireless broadband divisions. He worked daily with 47 fire departments, 33 police agencies, and 18 EMS agencies that served 62 municipalities.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management said at 8:06 a.m. on Wednesday that city firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze near Gwynns Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road. OEM said that motorists should expect road closures and avoid the area. A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn at Liberty Road has closed the inner loop right shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on I-95 South in Rossville past the Baltimore Beltway exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:42 a.m. on Wednesday, according to DOT. Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 4:18 a.m., DOT said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 22, 2003
William Martin, a retired fire marshal and firefighter from Baltimore, started work yesterday as Carroll County's new emergency management coordinator, said Howard S. Redman, the county's director of public safety. Redman said that Martin was one of eight candidates interviewed by a committee of volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state. Martin is to work with Carroll fire companies to update an operations plan for natural disasters, hazardous material responses and other emergencies.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Emergency roadwork on MD 176 East in Glen Burnie at McCormick Drive has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:51 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 45 South in the Lutherville-Timonium area, between Main Boulevard and Industry Lane, has closed the southbound right shoulder at 5:28 a.m., according to DOT. The center turn lanes are bi-directional due to the incident, DOT said. The Baltimore Office of Emergency Management has reported a collision on Belair Road and Woodlea Avenue at 6:39 a.m. Police and fire officials are on the scene, OEM said.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | November 18, 1991
Even though he's not happy about the circumstances, or the fact thatno one ever bothered telling him he was retiring, Primus Richardson says he will go gently into that good night.After 14 years as thecounty's emergency management officer, Richardson learned he was retiring only after County Executive Robert R. Neall announced his departure at a news conference.And if that weren't insult enough, he soon found that everyone liked his work but that no one wanted to save his job."I have the utmost respect for Primus," said Councilman Dave Boschert, D-Crownsville.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | September 11, 2006
Five years ago, Frederick County police and firefighters couldn't use their radios to talk to their counterparts from Baltimore County if summoned to the same catastrophe. Their equipment was different and couldn't be linked. Once on the scene, there were no clear rules about who should be in charge. And no one had access to a computerized inventory of the crews and trucks and medical units around the state that might be available to assist Today, it's a different story. Since the Sept.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Emergency management officials have located a rogue siren sounding in the Fells Point area Friday morning. The malfunctioning siren located on Eastern Avenue just east of Fells Point is part of the city siren system, according to The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. Repairs will be made immediately. The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management received several reports this morning of the siren. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appointed yesterday a former Frederick County public safety director to lead the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, replacing an ousted holdover from the Glendening administration. Ehrlich and other administration officials said the hiring of John W. Droneburg III, who led Frederick's emergency operations for 11 years, is part of a reorganization that will make MEMA a more responsive agency that is less centralized at its headquarters at Camp Fretterd in Reisterstown.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
An emergency drill is being conducted by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. at its Spring Gardens facility in South Baltimore on Thursday morning. The drill began at 7 a.m. and will last through noon "to provide an opportunity for BGE and Baltimore City Emergency Management and first responders to practice emergency management procedures to ensure readiness, part of BGE's commitment to the safety of employees and the communities we serve," the company...
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December 14, 1994
The county Fire Department is looking for people who own four-wheel-drive vehicles to provide emergency transportation during snowstorms, a spokesman for the department said yesterday.The volunteers are needed to drive critical medical personnel and dialysis patients to county hospitals. Chief Gary Sheckells, a department spokesman, said the county already has a "cadre of loyal volunteers" who have been providing service for the past several years. Additional volunteers are needed to reduce the number of trips required of each volunteer during a storm, Chief Sheckells said.
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By Ben Weathers, Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 5, 2014
For full coverage and photos, go to capitalgazette.com Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Annapolis Friday for the city's annual Fourth of July parade. The parade started with the city's official town crier Fred Taylor ringing his bell and proclaiming that he had brought good news from Philadelphia. “The resolution of independence has been adopted,” he cried. “God bless America.” City officials had been watching as Hurricane Arthur approached the East Coast.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management reported a collision involving an overturned vehicle at North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:19 a.m. on Thursday. OEM officials cautioned motorists to avoid the intersection. The Maryland Transportation Authority said that the I-695 Curtis Creek Drawbridge is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor MARC train and light rail delays at 8:50 a.m.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Baltimore officials transported 37 homeless people to an emergency overflow shelter Tuesday after a heavy snowstorm struck the region. "We had 55 encounters," said Connor Scott, a spokesman for the city's Office of Emergency Management. "Eighteen refused to come with us. " The city issued a Code Blue alert Tuesday after the storm dumped up to 11 inches in parts of the Baltimore metro area, which prompted officials to open the shelter in the 200 block of Guilford Avenue. The shelter had last opened earlier this month when the polar vortex brought an extreme cold snap to the region.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 7, 2014
Harford County officials warned residents of hypothermia and other dangers in light of record-setting cold temperatures Monday and Tuesday, and there was more concern about the abnormally cold temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The county was hit by bitter cold that started Monday night, with temperatures plummeting into the low single digits and the wind chill making it feel as cold as 15 degrees below zero overnight. Temperatures were reported as low as 1 degree or zero overnight Monday, and though it was sunny throughout the day Tuesday, high temperatures barely reached above 10 degrees in and around Bel Air. The impending cold forced Harford County Public Schools to cancel all classes Tuesday.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
A top Baltimore emergency manager is flying to the Philippines today to help medical teams after a typhoon killed thousands and displaced more than a half-million people. C.P. Hsia, director of planning for the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, will be traveling to one of the most severely impacted areas with a team of contractors to "streamline delivery of medical care and supplies to the region," the mayor's office said.  Hsia is flying this morning to Tokyo, then to Manila, where a Philippine Air Force plane will take him to a disaster area, he said.  "It's going to be a huge challenge even getting here," he said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
An emergency drill is being conducted by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. at its Spring Gardens facility in South Baltimore on Thursday morning. The drill began at 7 a.m. and will last through noon "to provide an opportunity for BGE and Baltimore City Emergency Management and first responders to practice emergency management procedures to ensure readiness, part of BGE's commitment to the safety of employees and the communities we serve," the company...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
With Maryland largely spared from the worst of superstorm Sandy's wrath, some Baltimore-area emergency personnel - including a specially trained urban search and rescue team and multiple medical units - are gearing up to be dispatched to more devastated areas to the north. Both New York and New Jersey saw widespread destruction on Monday night into Tuesday morning, with businesses and homes along the New Jersey shore destroyed and boroughs of New York City inundated with water. Maryland also saw flooding, particularly in shoreline communities like Crisfield, but the destruction was not as widespread as it was in the more northern states.
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March 18, 2006
Baltimore County's professional firefighters and paramedics ratified a new one-year agreement with the county, fire union officials said yesterday. The deal -- expected to cost the county $2.9 million -- provides a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment, improved safety equipment throughout the county and an upgrade of captains and lieutenants positions because of changes in duties and responsibilities, fire officials said. Michael K. Day Sr., president of the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, said he was pleased with the deal.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Emergency management officials have located a rogue siren sounding in the Fells Point area Friday morning. The malfunctioning siren located on Eastern Avenue just east of Fells Point is part of the city siren system, according to The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. Repairs will be made immediately. The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management received several reports this morning of the siren. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Eleven people were displaced from their homes Tuesday night after a vacant rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore partially collapsed, compromising the houses on either side of it. Connor Scott, a spokesman for the city's Office of Emergency Management, said Wilkens Avenue will be closed in both directions between S. Payson Street and S. Monroe Street until about midnight Tuesday while Baltimore Gas and Electric crews shut off gas to the building....
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