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February 11, 2010
An Anne Arundel County fire engine and a Toyota pickup truck collided head-on Wednesday morning in Crofton, sending three people to the hospital, officials said. A fire engine from Station 7, which is on Route 424 just south of Crofton, was responding to a call at 2:53 a.m. when the crash occurred on Route 424 near Neuman Way, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. A Toyota Tacoma crossed the center line and struck the fire engine, police Lt. James Fredericks said. "The investigators don't believe speed was a factor.
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January 27, 2014
Edgewood Lions Club welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 9. Lions were also joined by members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company with a fire engine and Sheriff Jesse Bane, who spent the evening with them. Among the gifts given to the children were books, coloring books and coupons from the Edgewood Burger King, Taco Bell and KFC. Everyone who attended got to enjoy some homemade cookies and hot chocolate.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Yes, it's as ironic as it sounds - mechanical issues caused a Baltimore fire engine to catch fire in its quarters Friday, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Engine 50 had just returned from a call when the fire started, he said, and the flames were quickly contained. The engine operates out of a firehouse at 1601 Broening Highway and services more than 20 neighborhoods in the area, according to the department's website. No one was injured in the incident, Brennan said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Yes, it's as ironic as it sounds - mechanical issues caused a Baltimore fire engine to catch fire in its quarters Friday, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Engine 50 had just returned from a call when the fire started, he said, and the flames were quickly contained. The engine operates out of a firehouse at 1601 Broening Highway and services more than 20 neighborhoods in the area, according to the department's website. No one was injured in the incident, Brennan said.
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December 11, 2011
An article in the Dec. 16, 1911, edition of The Argus reported the benefits of a new fire engine were immediately apparent in its first response. Catonsville's new automobile fire engine was given a thorough test at the fire early Monday morning which destroyed a portion of the plant of the Carr-Lowrey Class Company at Westpor, of which Mr. Carl G. Hilgenberg , of Catonsville, is president. The engine made the run of eight miles in 12 minutes and in a short time the firemen had two lines of hose stretched, through which the engine sent 560 gallons of water a minute at 120 pounds pressure for nearly two hours.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
A fire engine was extensively damaged last night when it caught fire in Anne Arundel County's West Annapolis fire station, fire officials said.The incident occurred about 9: 20 p.m. as firefighters were backing reserve Engine 29 into the station on Jennifer Road. Mechanical problems in the engine sparked the fire, said Battalion Chief John Scholz, a county Fire Department spokesman.It took four firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, Scholz said. No one was injured, he said.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
It took nearly 50 years, but the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department can finally come in from the cold -- and the heat.After a decade of raising money, the department is now the proud owner of E-31, a new heated and air-conditioned fire engine that cost $265,000 -- all of that from donations."
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June 11, 1991
A Carroll County couple was injured yesterday when their car collided with a fire engine on its way to a fire in the Gamber area, according to the state police.Elizabeth Ann Meadows, 49, and her husband, Lloyd Washington Meadows, 53, of the 5900 block of Woodbine Road, Woodbine, were flown by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the police said.Mrs. Meadows was reported in serious but stable condition and her husband in fair condition last night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1997
A Pennsylvania man died yesterday when he was thrown from a pickup truck in a bizarre morning accident involving a fire engine and ambulance that were answering a 911 call on Interstate 83 in Hunt Valley.The pickup slammed into the back of the parked Baltimore County fire engine. Then, before horrified witnesses, the man was thrown from the truck bed and caromed off the ambulance before landing on the highway.The firetruck and the ambulance had stopped in the left lane of the northbound lanes because of a minor accident that had occurred moments earlier.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Four firefighters and three civilians were injured early Wednesday morning when a tractor trailer and a fire engine collided and flipped over a dividing wall on Interstate 495 in Prince George's County, according to fire officials. The accident temporarily closed all lanes of the highway in both directions as emergency responders reached the scene and began treating the injured, and some lanes remained closed hours later. About 2:50 a.m., the fire engine was responding to another accident on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway just south of Route 50 when it was rear-ended by the tractor trailer, said Chief Alicia Francis, a Prince George's Fire Department spokeswoman.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Four firefighters and three civilians were injured early Wednesday morning when a tractor trailer and a fire engine collided and flipped over a dividing wall on Interstate 495 in Prince George's County, according to fire officials. The accident temporarily closed all lanes of the highway in both directions as emergency responders reached the scene and began treating the injured, and some lanes remained closed hours later. About 2:50 a.m., the fire engine was responding to another accident on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway just south of Route 50 when it was rear-ended by the tractor trailer, said Chief Alicia Francis, a Prince George's Fire Department spokeswoman.
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Staff Reports | November 14, 2012
No injuries were reported Wednesday morning in a pair of incidents related to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on East Joppa Road near Towson - one regarding a fire, and another involving an accident in which a fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the scene. According to Capt. Bruce Schultz, with Investigative Services in the Office of the Fire Marshal, Baltimore County fire crews responded to a report at the Salvation Army store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road at about 8:45 a.m. Crews found heavy smoke in the store and a fire in the rear of the store.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Wednesday that damaged the Salvation Army Thrift Store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road in Parkville. Crews found heavy smoke in the store when they arrived and a fire in the rear of the building, said Capt. Bruce Schultz of the Fire Marshal's investigative services. The fire was under control in about 35 minutes, by 9:20 a.m. No injuries were reported. A fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the fire, but no injuries were reported, Schultz said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will use a $3.6 million loan from theU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Development program to expand and renovate its facility in northern Baltimore County. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the funding Thursday. The company, which serves a predominantly rural area, will use the money to update outdated mechanical and electrical systems, replace the deteriorating roof and increase living and classroom facilities for its volunteers.
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July 9, 2012
The big time editorial about violence in the city and preparations for the 4th of July celebration at the Inner Harbor ("Safe harbor," July 4) deserves a follow-up. I live in Baltimore's central business district and visited the harbor during the holiday and attended the Electric Brigade concert before the fireworks. There was a massive police presence, and it appeared that we had another safe, violence-free celebration (as was the case with the recent Sailabration). The lack of mention of the event in The Sun afterward created a large vacuum in the recent stream of consciousness of violence in the city.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
Baltimore will show off its biggest trucks Saturday and allow young residents to meet police officers, firefighters and others who drive the big rigs through city streets. The Biggest Big Truck Show brings about 20 vehicles to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1415 Key Highway. Visitors can see, touch, even take a seat in many among the fleet of vehicles, including Big Bertha, Baltimore's largest tow truck, fire engine, motorcycles and a fireboat that will shoot up massive plumes of water.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2002
James "Jay" Osterman would've looked at the new fire engine at the Woodland Beach fire station beaming, his friends and family said. He would've stood in the station's bay waiting for it to arrive with that gleam in his eye, the look he reserved for two loves: firefighting and flying. Osterman's family stood in his place last week at the Edgewater fire station, where the fire engine was dedicated to Osterman's memory. He and his passenger - Daniel James Breitenbach, 50, of Parkville - were killed last summer as Breitenbach took aerial photographs of construction at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2012
A firehouse built on North Avenue when Alcaeus Hooper was Baltimore's mayor in 1896 reopened Saturday after being shuttered for a year for renovations, allowing firefighters to return to a building described as the historic cornerstone of Walbrook. The city's latest mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, greeted neighborhood civic leaders and thanked residents for their patience. She applauded firefighters, too, noting that there has been just one fire death in the city this year after last year's 17, which was the lowest annual number of fatal fires since the department started keeping track in 1938.
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March 20, 2012
An article in the March 19, 1937, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported the dangerous results from a sudden snowstorm that caught many residents by surprise. A surprise snowstorm that began hesitantly, as if it would turn to rain, last Saturday and which continued through Sunday suddenly turned into a real problem on Monday and Tuesday, when high winds dried out the wet flakes and drove them across many county roads, piling up drifts from fifteen to eighteen feet high in some places.
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