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October 7, 2013
Fire Prevention Week started Sunday with open houses and firefighting demonstrations in Abingdon, Level and Norrisville and runs through Saturday, Oct. 12. The Bel Air Fire Department and the Susquehanna Hose Co. in Havre de Grace have scheduled open houses for Saturday. "Prevent Kitchen Fires—that's the message of this year's Fire Prevention Week," according the National Fire Prevention Association's web site. "From October 6-12, we'll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we'll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | October 24, 2013
For more than a week, it's been Fire Prevention Week in Harford County and elsewhere. There have been countless scenes of kids climbing on fire trucks, holding hoses and just in general getting a taste of the firefighting life. Perhaps some of those kids who say they want to be firemen when they grow up will do just that. But that's a story for another day. Today's story is fire prevention. Fire prevention is real and real important. This week especially, when we've had the first taste of colder weather and folks have started heating their houses for the first time since last winter, people need to be mindful of the lessons firefighters were teaching during the various open houses at fire stations across Harford County.
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October 6, 2004
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Carroll County's 14 volunteer fire companies are reaching out to the community to promote fire prevention and fire safety to all ages. Following are some of the locations for activities: Sykesville: The company has fire-prevention activities lined up that will touch all the elementary schools, day care centers and preschools in the Sykesville-Eldersburg area. Children will visit the firehouse for a puppet show, hear fire-safety lessons, tour of the firehouse and get goodie bags.
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October 7, 2013
Fire Prevention Week started Sunday with open houses and firefighting demonstrations in Abingdon, Level and Norrisville and runs through Saturday, Oct. 12. The Bel Air Fire Department and the Susquehanna Hose Co. in Havre de Grace have scheduled open houses for Saturday. "Prevent Kitchen Fires—that's the message of this year's Fire Prevention Week," according the National Fire Prevention Association's web site. "From October 6-12, we'll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we'll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
The 37 kindergartners from Freedom Elementary School sat attentively as Cookie Monster and Big Bird bantered about what was more important: eating a cookie or dousing the flames in their clothing. After some persuasion, Cookie Monster agreed that the first thing to do was put out the fire. "Then can I eat my cookie?" he asked. The cookie had to wait, Big Bird said, until he stopped, dropped and rolled to put out the flames. As Cookie Monster and Big Bird sang the "Stop, Drop and Roll" song, the children rocked to the music.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | October 24, 2013
For more than a week, it's been Fire Prevention Week in Harford County and elsewhere. There have been countless scenes of kids climbing on fire trucks, holding hoses and just in general getting a taste of the firefighting life. Perhaps some of those kids who say they want to be firemen when they grow up will do just that. But that's a story for another day. Today's story is fire prevention. Fire prevention is real and real important. This week especially, when we've had the first taste of colder weather and folks have started heating their houses for the first time since last winter, people need to be mindful of the lessons firefighters were teaching during the various open houses at fire stations across Harford County.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
The 37 kindergartners from Freedom Elementary School sat attentively as Cookie Monster and Big Bird bantered about what was more important: eating a cookie or dousing the flames in their clothing. After some persuasion, Cookie Monster agreed that the first thing to do was put out the fire. "Then can I eat my cookie?" he asked. The cookie had to wait, Big Bird said, until he stopped, dropped and rolled to put out the flames. As Cookie Monster and Big Bird sang the "Stop, Drop and Roll" song, the children rocked to the music.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1995
An Ellicott City man lost his bid Friday to prevent prosecutors from using evidence expected to support allegations that he stole a $2,000 racing bicycle.Howard Circuit Judge Raymond Kane Jr. denied a request by Clifford Louis Bobo's attorney to prevent prosecutors from introducing bicycle components as evidence at Mr. Bobo's Oct. 16 trial.Mr. Bobo is the son of Del. Elizabeth Bobo.Defense attorney Lawrence Greenwald of Baltimore asserted at hearings Thursday and Friday that investigators provided a judge with inaccurate information to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Bobo's home in the 9200 block of Winding Way. Police seized bicycle parts during the search.
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By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 8, 1995
Harford County fire departments will be holding open houses throughout the month in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, today through Saturday.Open houses will be held to educate the community about fire safety and prevention, said Rhonda Polk, a firefighter andemergency medical technician for the Level Volunteer Fire Company.Although fire prevention is recognized nationally for one week, Ms. Polk said, "in Harford County, fire prevention is important all year long."Delta Fire Company will have its open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bel Air Fire Company will hold its open house between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 15, Lt. Pam MacLean said.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,sun reporter | September 17, 2006
Calling two fatal house fires in which three men died over the summer "totally unacceptable," Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Association leaders are planning to launch a countywide campaign to make sure as many homes as possible have working smoke alarms. Visits by firefighters to homes in the neighborhoods where the men died -- Eldersburg in July and Winfield last month -- yielded frightening statistics: Of the homes with smoke alarms, half of them didn't work because of age or a dead battery.
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October 1, 2013
The National Fire Protection Association reports that every 23 seconds a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. Many of these fires occur in residential properties and could have been prevented. In an effort to heighten the public's awareness of fire safety and fire prevention, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and other public safety organizations are recognizing Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 to 12. National Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 structures.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | October 1, 2006
The Carroll County commissioners and Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association have teamed up to have smoke alarms installed in homes where there are none. Leon Fleming, the association's liaison to the county, asked the commissioners for money to purchase 1,000 smoke alarms "so we could put them on the apparatus and distribute them when people don't have smoke alarms in their houses." The commissioners allocated $4,000 from the general contingency account to pay for the smoke alarms.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,sun reporter | September 17, 2006
Calling two fatal house fires in which three men died over the summer "totally unacceptable," Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Association leaders are planning to launch a countywide campaign to make sure as many homes as possible have working smoke alarms. Visits by firefighters to homes in the neighborhoods where the men died -- Eldersburg in July and Winfield last month -- yielded frightening statistics: Of the homes with smoke alarms, half of them didn't work because of age or a dead battery.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
The 37 kindergartners from Freedom Elementary School sat attentively as Cookie Monster and Big Bird bantered about what was more important: eating a cookie or dousing the flames in their clothing. After some persuasion, Cookie Monster agreed that the first thing to do was put out the fire. "Then can I eat my cookie?" he asked. The cookie had to wait, Big Bird said, until he stopped, dropped and rolled to put out the flames. As Cookie Monster and Big Bird sang the "Stop, Drop and Roll" song, the children rocked to the music.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Carroll County's 14 volunteer fire companies are reaching out to the community to promote fire prevention and fire safety to all ages. Following are some of the locations for activities: Sykesville: The company has fire-prevention activities lined up that will touch all the elementary schools, day care centers and preschools in the Sykesville-Eldersburg area. Children will visit the firehouse for a puppet show, hear fire-safety lessons, tour of the firehouse and get goodie bags.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
The 37 kindergartners from Freedom Elementary School sat attentively as Cookie Monster and Big Bird bantered about what was more important: eating a cookie or dousing the flames in their clothing. After some persuasion, Cookie Monster agreed that the first thing to do was put out the fire. "Then can I eat my cookie?" he asked. The cookie had to wait, Big Bird said, until he stopped, dropped and rolled to put out the flames. As Cookie Monster and Big Bird sang the "Stop, Drop and Roll" song, the children rocked to the music.
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October 4, 1998
Chamber sponsors forum for county, state candidatesThe Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor two candidate forums this month.The first, on Tuesday, will feature candidates for state senator and delegate.The second forum will be Oct. 13, featuring candidates for County Commissioner.Both forums are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140 in Westminster.Information: 410-848-9050.Family center presents varied events for membersThe Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2003
They've lost a few mirrors off the big fire engines, but most of the members of Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department have learned over the years to back their engines into their circa 1920s firehouse without a scratch. "You've got about this much space," said John L. Krebs IV, his thumb and forefinger about 2 inches apart. "I can hit it pretty good," he said, laughing to clarify that he means guiding the equipment through the doorway, not hitting it. "But it's a challenge." The fire company is in line to receive a $900,000 loan that would be used to renovate the old building and build an annex with wider doorways.
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