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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1996
In a story in yesterday's Maryland section, James Piper, the grandfather of Jane Bond, who died Monday in a traffic accident, was incorrectly identified.The Sun regrets the error.Calhoun Bond, a Baltimore attorney who served two terms as president of the city fire board, and his wife were killed yesterday in a single-car accident on a Delaware road, said state police there.Bond was driving a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass north in the right-hand lane of Delaware Route 1 about four miles north of Lewes about 10: 15 a.m. when he veered to the right and crashed head-on into a tree, police said.
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December 27, 2008
Fire board stipends were money well spent Annie Linskey's report on the elimination of the stipend long paid to the members of our Board of Fire Commissioners causes me to wonder if this controversy is not a classic example of skewing legislative intent ("Fire board ineligible for stipend," Dec. 22). Before the 1996 charter amendment that relegated the board to an advisory role, the fire commissioners had what amounted to control over the operations of the Fire Department. But it is difficult for me to believe that if it had really been the intent of the charter amendment to eliminate the stipend, the payment would have continued for another month, let alone 12 years.
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By Michael A. Fletcher | January 21, 1992
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is ousting all three members of Baltimore's Fire Board -- a move that will bring new policy-makers to the city Fire Department as it prepares for a possible search for a new chief and a deep reduction in staff.Mr. Schmoke broke the news to the board members over the weekend, telling them that he will not renew their terms, which expired at the end of last year."He merely said that he had been thinking about replacing the board," said David L. Glenn, president of the Fire Board.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | December 22, 2008
Members of Baltimore's Board of Fire Commissioners will receive their final paychecks at the end of this month, after a recent discovery by the city's Finance Department that the members have not been eligible for a city stipend since 1996. A provision authorizing pay for the commissioners was removed from the city's charter when it was revised under Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's administration more than a decade ago. But, apparently, neither the commissioners nor the city department that writes the checks realized it. The board members have continued to receive nominal pay from the city - roughly $3,600 a year for each member and $4,200 for the president.
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By Michael A. Fletcher | January 21, 1992
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is ousting all three members of Baltimore's fire board -- a move that will bring new policy-makers to the city Fire Department as it prepares for a possible search for a new chief and a deep reduction in staff.Mr. Schmoke broke the news to the board members over the weekend, telling them that he will not renew their terms, which expired at the end of last year."He merely said that he had been thinking about replacing the board," said David L. Glenn, the outgoing president of the fire board.
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By Ginger Thompson | November 27, 1990
In an effort to avoid a confrontation with Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and long legal proceedings, the City Council unanimously voted last night to recall a bill that would have required four-person crews on fire engines.Two weeks ago, the council unanimously passed the bill while saying that public safety was threatened when the Fire Department reduced crew size to three.Mr. Schmoke threatened to veto the bill, however, saying that mandating four-member crews would require him to close firehouses in times of financial crisis.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | October 8, 2006
The county's six volunteer fire companies would be stripped of their key role in selecting the next fire chief under a bill introduced in the County Council at the request of County Executive James N. Robey. Under current law, the seven-member Fire & Rescue Services Board - made up mostly of nominees picked by the Howard County Volunteer Fireman's Association - selects the candidates for fire chief that the county executive will choose from when there is a vacancy. Robey said that he is proposing to eliminate the fire board's authority to narrow the candidate pool because the department no longer is dominated by volunteers.
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April 11, 1992
The way in which Herman Williams Jr. was appointed the city's new fire chief was extraordinary. No vacancy was declared upon the retirement of Peter O'Connor, no applicants were invited. Instead, the newly appointed fire board simply declared Mr. Williams the new chief. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke pronounced himself "pleased with the fire board's selection."Mr. Williams cannot be blamed for this irregular process. The only thing he did -- with success -- was to campaign for the fire chief's job, saying his 26 years as a firefighter (including three as a battalion chief)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 19, 1999
A three-alarm fire at a warehouse in Woodbine extensively damaged the building's office last night and caused heavy smoke and water damage to the remainder of the single-story cinder block building, said a Carroll County Fire Board spokesman.Damage was set at $100,000, said Bill Dailey Jr., owner of the 30-year-old A-aarid Enterprise Corp. warehouse in the 7700 block of Woodbine Road near the border with Howard County.On the way to the blaze, the six-member crew of a Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company fire engine suffered minor injuries when the vehicle ran off the road at Flag Marsh and Watersville roads, said the fire board spokesman.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 4, 1992
Baltimore's transportation director, Herman Williams Jr., has been named to replace Peter J. O'Connor as head of the city Fire Department.The appointment will take effect June 30, the day after Chief O'Connor -- who retired March 25 after 40 years service, 12 as chief -- becomes official. He will begin serving as acting fire chief April 13.Although Mr. Williams' selection had been rumored since Chief O'Connor retired, the department's new Board of Fire Commissioners, Harry X. Peaker, Delaphine S. Henson and J. Hollis R. Albert III, made their selection sooner than expected.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | April 24, 2008
John T. O'Mailey, a retired firefighter who spent decades as secretary of the Baltimore City Fire Department's board and was an early advocate of hiring African-American firefighters, died of cancer Tuesday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Belair-Edison and Towson resident was 91. Born in Baltimore and raised on Llewelyn Avenue, among other East Baltimore addresses, he attended City College for a year before dropping out to take a job. He attended night school and later earned a General Education Development certificate.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN REPORTER | March 16, 2007
Fireman speaks up at meeting Lt. Michael D. Jenson sat through an hour of the fire board meeting yesterday, patiently waiting for his turn to speak. When his chance came, he stood up before the department's command staff and gave an impassioned talk about everything he feels is wrong with the department. He had a lot to unload. "I can honestly say that morale at the department is at an all-time low," he said, turning his attention to Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr., who had by then left the meeting.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | October 8, 2006
The county's six volunteer fire companies would be stripped of their key role in selecting the next fire chief under a bill introduced in the County Council at the request of County Executive James N. Robey. Under current law, the seven-member Fire & Rescue Services Board - made up mostly of nominees picked by the Howard County Volunteer Fireman's Association - selects the candidates for fire chief that the county executive will choose from when there is a vacancy. Robey said that he is proposing to eliminate the fire board's authority to narrow the candidate pool because the department no longer is dominated by volunteers.
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June 11, 2006
Tomorrow Board of Zoning Appeals -- The hearing examiner will hear case BA 559-D (Joel Broida, Lloyd Knowles, Stephen Meskin, JoAnn Stolley), originally scheduled for June 5 and postponed, at 10 a.m.; BA 06-018V (Michael and Rebecca Ankrom) at 3 p.m.; and BA 06-019V (Ariana W. Arnold) at 4 p.m.; all in the Ellicott Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Tuesday Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board -- Will hear cases at 6:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2004
With the city school system heading toward insolvency, the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Radical fixes are tossed about with deadly seriousness - such as state takeovers and replacing the school board. Here's what authorities said yesterday about the legal ramifications of some of the proposals on the table. Fire the school board. State schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick can do so, with the approval of the governor. But there's a catch, said lawyers for the state Board of Education.
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October 31, 1990
The Schmoke administration expected to return the staffing levels on Baltimore fire engines to four men by September. But crews are still running short, and union officials said yesterday that they have received no indication of when full staffing will resume.Jeffrey A. DeLisle, the firefighters union president, told members of the City Council that the staffing level in many stations has returned to four men during the week but that the department does not have enough manpower to maintain that level on the weekends.
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By Richard Irwin and Ellie Baublitz and Richard Irwin and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1999
A three-alarm fire at a warehouse in Woodbine extensively damaged the building's office last night and caused heavy smoke and water damage to the remainder of the single-story cinder block building, said a Carroll County Fire Board spokesman.Damage was set at $100,000, said Bill Dailey Jr. owner of the 30-year-old A-aarid Enterprise Corp. warehouse in the 7700 block of Woodbine Road near the border with Howard County.On the way to the blaze, the six-man crew of a Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company fire engine suffered minor injuries when the vehicle ran off the road at Flag Marsh and Watersville roads, said the Fire Board spokesman.
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