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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 10, 1997
WINFIELD Community Volunteer Fire Department is in the market for a new firetruck.Instead of a full-size, state-of-the-art fire engine, Winfield's newest firetruck will be child-sized and feature a Dalmatian fire dog who talks to children about fire prevention.Miniature remote-control firetrucks, used as a fire-prevention educational tool, have become popular in recent years with neighboring fire departments.Most models are equipped with working sirens and lights, and a phone set that enables an unseen controller to speak with children.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
Seven people and a tortoise, among other pets, were displaced by a duplex fire in downtown Elkton Friday afternoon that also caused one firefighter to have a heart attack and sent another to the hospital. Shortly after noon, one half of a duplex in the 100 block of Church St. caught fire, bringing fifty firefighters from several nearby jurisdictions to the scene, according to a statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. While fighting the fire, a member of the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Department went into cardiac arrest, said Elkton Fire Chief Bill McCall.
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By BONITA FORMWALT | September 28, 1994
"I'll take two," she shouted through the door. As she opened it just a crack, I saw a check whiz past my head."Just fill in the amount," she yelled.Retrieving the check I noticed her front step littered with rolls of holiday wrapping paper, boxes of chocolate turtles and pizza kits. Peering in through the window I saw tins of cookies and entertainment coupon books stacked on the furniture.A fund-raiser's dream -- my friend couldn't say no to a child. Schools, sports, scouts -- they beat a path to her door.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 10, 1997
WINFIELD Community Volunteer Fire Department is in the market for a new firetruck.Instead of a full-size, state-of-the-art fire engine, Winfield's newest firetruck will be child-sized and feature a Dalmatian fire dog who talks to children about fire prevention.Miniature remote-control firetrucks, used as a fire-prevention educational tool, have become popular in recent years with neighboring fire departments.Most models are equipped with working sirens and lights, and a phone set that enables an unseen controller to speak with children.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
Seven people and a tortoise, among other pets, were displaced by a duplex fire in downtown Elkton Friday afternoon that also caused one firefighter to have a heart attack and sent another to the hospital. Shortly after noon, one half of a duplex in the 100 block of Church St. caught fire, bringing fifty firefighters from several nearby jurisdictions to the scene, according to a statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. While fighting the fire, a member of the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Department went into cardiac arrest, said Elkton Fire Chief Bill McCall.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | January 25, 1993
For Officer James Rood, the call Saturday afternoon was serious yet familiar: a woman shot in the 1900 block of Edmondson Avenue.But when Officer Rood, who was just beginning his shift, arrived at the scene, he found himself in the midst of events that were anything but usual.The woman, 39-year-old Sharon Barnett, who was walking to a neighborhood hardware store with two young daughters, had been shot in the groin while watching a pair of pit bulls attack a mutt in an alley off Edmondson Avenue.
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August 27, 2002
Ted Ashley, 80, the executive who turned Warner Bros. into a Hollywood powerhouse that turned out such hits as The Exorcist, Superman and Dirty Harry, died Saturday in New York of leukemia. In the early 1970s, Mr. Ashley teamed with Frank Wells, who later became chief of Walt Disney Co., and John Calley, now chairman of Sony Pictures. The studio's hits under their guidance included All the President's Men, Blazing Saddles, Chariots of Fire, Dog Day Afternoon, Deliverance, Klute, Oh, God!
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 10, 2003
Howard County police and fire departments are putting on their first expo Sunday in Columbia. The Howard County Fire & Police Expo, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature demonstrations and displays, including police K-9 officers and their dogs, demonstrations by firefighters, exhibits of police and fire equipment and information on the effects of drunken driving. The Police Department's helicopter will make an appearance. Events and activities for children will include face-painting, a Moon Bounce, and visits from McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog. Lisa Myers, a police spokeswoman, said the fire department has held events in previous years.
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June 10, 2005
Edgewater fire kills dog, damages home A barking dog and a squawking bird helped awaken an Edgewater woman whose house had caught fire early Wednesday morning. The woman escaped the fire. Her dog died, fire officials said. Sheryl Gitomer, 43, returned to the single-family home on the 1600 block of Bay Ridge Road around 2 a.m., said Lt. Roy Phillips, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Gitomer lighted a kitchen stovetop to warm some food but fell asleep in another room without turning off the stove, Phillips said.
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July 15, 1996
Eugene Mellin, an assistant fire chief at Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, has been awarded the Silver Spring Trophy for fire prevention from the Maryland State Firemen's Association.The Silver Spring Trophy is the state association's highest individual fire prevention award."It's given to the person who does the most fire prevention in their community," Mellin said.As fire prevention coordinator for Mount Airy in 1995, Mellin started a Little Miss and Mister fire prevention contest for elementary school children, instituted year-round visits to neighborhoods and shopping centers, participated in the Christmas in April project and revived the Miss Mount Airy Fire Prevention queen contest.
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By BONITA FORMWALT | September 28, 1994
"I'll take two," she shouted through the door. As she opened it just a crack, I saw a check whiz past my head."Just fill in the amount," she yelled.Retrieving the check I noticed her front step littered with rolls of holiday wrapping paper, boxes of chocolate turtles and pizza kits. Peering in through the window I saw tins of cookies and entertainment coupon books stacked on the furniture.A fund-raiser's dream -- my friend couldn't say no to a child. Schools, sports, scouts -- they beat a path to her door.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | January 25, 1993
For Officer James Rood, the call Saturday afternoon was serious yet familiar: a woman shot in the 1900 block of Edmondson Avenue.But when Officer Rood, who was just beginning his shift, arrived at the scene, he found himself in the midst of events that were anything but usual.The woman, 39-year-old Sharon Barnett, who was walking to a neighborhood hardware store with two young daughters, had been shot in the groin while watching a pair of pit bulls attack a mutt in an alley off Edmondson Avenue.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 30, 2004
The Baltimore County Fire Department has planned a Fire Expo, open houses at fire stations and other events in observance of National Fire Prevention Week, which ends Oct. 9 on the anniversary of the nation's two worst fires - the Great Chicago Fire that claimed 250 lives and destroyed more than 2,000 acres and 17,400 buildings and the Peshtigo, Wis., fire that killed at least 1,000 and is the deadliest in U.S. history. On Sunday, Middle River Station No. 12 will hold an open house, and the cadets at the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company will conduct a Fire Prevention Day at Bear Creek Elementary School.
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October 4, 2011
The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company invites the public to an open house from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire station on Sunday, Oct. 23, when the company will dedicate its new heavy rescue squad truck. The Pikesville fire station is located at 40 E. Sudbrook Lane, in Pikesville. The dedication and open house are part of the company's observance of National Fire Prevention Month. Citizens who come to the open house will have the opportunity to meet volunteer firefighters and emergency medical providers, take a tour of the firehouse and watch an auto extrication demonstration.
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