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August 20, 2013
There's no cause for alarm - unless you're one of the volunteers pretending to be displaced by a major storm, that is. The Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is hosting a citywide preparedness exercise on Tuesday. The exercise is focusing on short- and long-term recovery efforts in the event of a major storm, and emergency personnel and volunteers are at sites around the city as part of the drill. City officials and residents, including Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, members of City Council, department directors and volunteers, are involved in the drill.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the community association first but they weren't open yet, then we went to a church. " That experience inspired Johnson, now on the Office of Sustainability's Commission on Sustainability, and he taught Baltimore residents how to find and use their resources at a free event hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability Tuesday.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 7, 2013
"The Importance of Emergency Preparedness in Harford County and The Role of Public Officials (and the rest of us)" is the topic for discussion by the Main Street Democratic Club when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Bellissimo's restaurant in the second floor meeting room, 510 Marketplace Drive in Bel Air. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. Christina Crue, who is the designated speaker, is senior preparedness specialist at Witt O'Brien. She has worked as a program manager for The Center for Health and Homeland Security.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 7, 2013
"The Importance of Emergency Preparedness in Harford County and The Role of Public Officials (and the rest of us)" is the topic for discussion by the Main Street Democratic Club when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Bellissimo's restaurant in the second floor meeting room, 510 Marketplace Drive in Bel Air. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. Christina Crue, who is the designated speaker, is senior preparedness specialist at Witt O'Brien. She has worked as a program manager for The Center for Health and Homeland Security.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 25, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services will hold a public forum with Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers on Friday, Nov. 1. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of North Harford High School beginning at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be a briefing by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers regarding preparations Harford County has made with respect to an emergency incident involving the nearby Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant....
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the community association first but they weren't open yet, then we went to a church. " That experience inspired Johnson, now on the Office of Sustainability's Commission on Sustainability, and he taught Baltimore residents how to find and use their resources at a free event hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability Tuesday.
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January 26, 1997
Maryland State Police Explorer Post 56 of Westminster named 2nd Lt. Michael Denny as Explorer of the Year for 1996 at a banquet Wednesday.Denny, 17, of Westminster and a Westminster High School junior, has been in the Explorer post since February 1995.During 1996, he earned commendations for law enforcement training and service, emergency preparedness, tenure, perfect attendance and drug abuse prevention, and was elected to 2nd lieutenant.He also was elected the post's administrative vice president for 1997.
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February 12, 2003
Copies of Anne Arundel County's Guide to Emergency Preparedness, which was mailed to county homes in September, are available at public libraries and the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis. The guide also is available online at www.aacounty.org. The guide recommends assembling items, including a three-day food supply and flashlights, so residents can take shelter in their homes in the event of a disaster. Information: 410-222-8040.
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Letter to The Aegis | September 10, 2013
Editor: September has been proclaimed by President Barack Obama as "National Preparedness Month". Our nation founded "National Preparedness Month" following the terrorist attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001. The purpose of "National Preparedness Month" is to help citizens and communities recognize the need to be adequately prepared for all types of emergencies. Emergencies, as history has shown, can happen any time and anywhere without notice. Households, businesses and organizations of all kinds should prepare in the event an emergency strikes our community.
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June 9, 2009
152,000 trees planted; goal of 1 million by 2011 Maryland officials are making progress toward their goal of planting 1 million new trees across the state by 2011. As of May 30, agencies including the State Highway Administration and the Department of Natural Resources had completed the plantings of about 152,000 trees. The trees, which were planted by inmates, comprise nearly 250 acres at eight state parks across Maryland. Funds for the trees' purchase come from the Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Enhancement Program.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 25, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services will hold a public forum with Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers on Friday, Nov. 1. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of North Harford High School beginning at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be a briefing by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers regarding preparations Harford County has made with respect to an emergency incident involving the nearby Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant....
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Letter to The Aegis | September 10, 2013
Editor: September has been proclaimed by President Barack Obama as "National Preparedness Month". Our nation founded "National Preparedness Month" following the terrorist attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001. The purpose of "National Preparedness Month" is to help citizens and communities recognize the need to be adequately prepared for all types of emergencies. Emergencies, as history has shown, can happen any time and anywhere without notice. Households, businesses and organizations of all kinds should prepare in the event an emergency strikes our community.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
There's no cause for alarm - unless you're one of the volunteers pretending to be displaced by a major storm, that is. The Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is hosting a citywide preparedness exercise on Tuesday. The exercise is focusing on short- and long-term recovery efforts in the event of a major storm, and emergency personnel and volunteers are at sites around the city as part of the drill. City officials and residents, including Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, members of City Council, department directors and volunteers, are involved in the drill.
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January 18, 2013
The PETS Act is the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act and was passed in 2006. It was enacted after Hurricane Katrina because of provisions not being in place for pets during emergencies.   It requires state and local emergency preparedness operational plans take into account the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals before, during and after a disaster. People do not want to leave their pets during emergencies, such...
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By Mark Shriver | August 30, 2012
The earthquake struck without warning during children's naptime. Fortunately, Judy Tribby and her fellow staff members at the YMCA-Arc child care center in Bowie knew exactly what to do last August, when the ground started to shake. Within seconds, well before the crying children were fully awake, the caregivers began placing infants and toddlers into evacuation cribs. They grabbed ready-to-go emergency bags prepared for each child and quickly moved all 40 children, including a number of children with disabilities, into the main hallway away from the windows.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2011
For Baltimore's emergency workers, the Baltimore Grand Prix Festival of Speed is more than a three-day party surrounded by shrieking Indy cars. It's 40,000 to 80,000 people a day — many with medical issues, bad judgment or evil intent — jammed in by closed streets and barricades, surrounded by speeding cars and volatile fuel, all just a week before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Planning how to keep fans and participants safe, treat the sick or injured at the race site, and move them quickly to area hospitals if necessary — while keeping the rest of the city's emergency medical network working — has taken months.
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December 18, 2005
County announces holiday closings Carroll County government offices will be closed Dec. 26 for Christmas and Jan. 2 for New Year's. Carroll County public library branches will be closed Saturday and Dec. 26 for Christmas and Dec. 31 for New Year's. Senior centers will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Public schools will close two hours early Friday (closed for half-day kindergarten), and remain closed through Jan. 2, reopening Jan. 3. Tourism council to hold church tour The Tourism Council of Carroll County is sponsoring its first House of Worship Tour from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30, co-sponsored by The Shepherd's Staff and Community Foundation of Carroll County.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 24, 2003
In Baltimore City Councilman's bill would raise fines for parking violations City Councilman Robert W. Curran is expected to introduce a plan at today's council meeting to increase fines for parking violations. Curran, who represents Northeast Baltimore's 3rd District, has no plans to raise the $50 fines for parking in snow emergency routes. He said increasing other fines would raise $3.6 million. The city receives nearly $8 million in fines each year. Under Curran's proposal, parking in restricted areas near Camden Yards could increase from $50 to $75. Fire hydrant violations would cost $40, up $10. Meter violations would be raised to $25, from $18. The council will study the issue for more than 30 days.
NEWS
June 9, 2009
152,000 trees planted; goal of 1 million by 2011 Maryland officials are making progress toward their goal of planting 1 million new trees across the state by 2011. As of May 30, agencies including the State Highway Administration and the Department of Natural Resources had completed the plantings of about 152,000 trees. The trees, which were planted by inmates, comprise nearly 250 acres at eight state parks across Maryland. Funds for the trees' purchase come from the Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Enhancement Program.
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By The Washington Post | May 31, 2009
WASHINGTON - -Albert P. Toner, a White House aide in two Republican administrations nearly 20 years apart, died of congestive heart failure May 21 at his home in Brunswick, Maine. He was 91. Toner prepared the daily information report for President Dwight D. Eisenhower on problems and activities submitted by government agencies and the White House staff. He returned for his second White House tour during the Nixon administration to do essentially the same job. Albert Plummer Toner was born in Lewiston, Maine, and graduated from the University of Maine in 1939.
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