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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
Anne Arundel County officials broke ground Friday morning for a new fire station for the Marley area of Glen Burnie. The station is next to Marley Middle School, on Route 648 and McGuirk Road, and officials expect the site on main roads will help improve response time. Funded in part through a $1.9 million federal Homeland Security grant with a county match, the station will replace the old Marley firehouse, which was repeatedly expanded and has heavy termite damage. Fire and rescue workers there respond to about 6,800 calls a year.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
There's barely room for the fire engines. The water isn't fit to drink. The safety equipment isn't up to modern standards. The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department's station in Pasadena is well past its prime. So it was with some sense of community relief that Anne Arundel County officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new fire station about a mile down Mountain Road from the old facility. The existing station, a brick building that dates to the 1940s, has been in line for replacement for years, and county Fire Chief Michael Cox lobbied to get the project included in the county's budget the past two years.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
There's barely room for the fire engines. The water isn't fit to drink. The safety equipment isn't up to modern standards. The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department's station in Pasadena is well past its prime. So it was with some sense of community relief that Anne Arundel County officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new fire station about a mile down Mountain Road from the old facility. The existing station, a brick building that dates to the 1940s, has been in line for replacement for years, and county Fire Chief Michael Cox lobbied to get the project included in the county's budget the past two years.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Howard County Fire Chief William Goddard, members of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department and County Council Vice Chair Courtney Watson will gather Monday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the new Elkridge fire station, being built on a 7.56-acre site at the corner of Montgomery Road and Bauman Drive in Elkridge. The new 33,757-foot building will cost an estimated $10 million to build, and will house fire and emergency medical services personnel and equipment. The two-story facility will feature six drive-thru apparatus bays, sleeping quarters for 23 people, a fitness training room, kitchen, dining room and other facilities, including an emergency short-term evacuation area.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 9, 2011
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Saturday morning for a new fire station being built at the corner of Route 924 and Patterson Mill Road in the Emmorton community midway between Bel Air and Abingdon. The Bel Air Substation at Patterson Mill, as the facility will be known, will be operated by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company and is the first fire facility in Harford County to be constructed solely with funding from the county government, Bob Thomas, manager of communications for the county, said Friday.
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By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | February 11, 2010
The bright-red 2010 Rosenbauer Pumper was so new that it didn't even have fire hoses attached. Delivered just last week, the $600,000 fire engine sat in a bay at Station 6 in Dundalk, waiting to be accessorized. It never got a chance to respond to a fire. Instead, the Rosenbauer and other vehicles - including a National Guard Humvee and two ambulances - were damaged, possibly beyond repair, when the firehouse on Sollers Point Road burned and the roof collapsed early Wednesday.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com | February 21, 2010
The problem: The sidewalks by a Riverside fire station go unshoveled. The backstory: More than a week has passed since two back-to-back storms crippled Baltimore. The news during and after the snowstorms was filled with city officials' pleas to residents and businesses, imploring them to assist with the cleanup by shoveling snow off sidewalks, and from storm drains and fire hydrants. One might ask whether some of the departments should also be doing their part.
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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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December 12, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed selling the Towson fire station at York Road and Bosley Avenue to raise money for the county ("Balto. Co. plans to sell buildings," Dec. 11). He has stated that the funds would be used to build a new fire station and to help fund air-conditioning at Dumbarton Middle School. I applaud the county executive for finding creative ways to fund projects. And, yes, Dumbarton badly needs air-conditioning, while the fire station is very old and needs replacing.
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March 19, 2014
Baltimore County officials on Wednesday announced plans to buy a two-story office building south of Susquehanna Avenue in Towson as the site for a new Towson fire station. The county previously had allocated $5 million in bond loans to construct the new fire station at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue. Those funds will now be appropriated at the new location, officials said in a news release. A spokeswoman said the cost of the property itself is $832,520. The County Council is expected to vote on the property purchase at its April 7 meeting.
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By Luke Jackson and For The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
In his four decades of public service to Harford County, Eddie Hopkins has seen it all. The newly appointed chief deputy of the Harford County Sheriff's Office first started with the Police Department in 1973, then joined the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department in 1976, working up to the position of chief, a role he held until he stepped down July 1 to focus on the Sheriff's Office. The 57-year-old even served as Bel Air's mayor from 2011 to 2013. Hopkins discussed his many years of public service and his hopes for the future with Harford Magazine.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 12, 2014
Station No. 1, the Towson firehouse, will be discussed at the county Design Review Panel's meeting Wednesday, May 14. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Building, Room 104. A new firehouse was originally proposed at the site of Towson Manor Park but in January, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the firehouse will be built on the site of the county's gas station at the corner of Bosley Avenue and Towsontowne Boulevard.
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March 19, 2014
Baltimore County officials on Wednesday announced plans to buy a two-story office building south of Susquehanna Avenue in Towson as the site for a new Towson fire station. The county previously had allocated $5 million in bond loans to construct the new fire station at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue. Those funds will now be appropriated at the new location, officials said in a news release. A spokeswoman said the cost of the property itself is $832,520. The County Council is expected to vote on the property purchase at its April 7 meeting.
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November 7, 2013
I was so happy to read the article about the members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company raising money by selling ad space on their ladder truck ( "Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.," Nov. 4). To say these men are heroic is an understatement. And to watch these men and others all around our state raise money all year long for the better of the community goes above and beyond their duty. How many of us would like to have to raise additional funds for a low-paying job that constantly puts us in harms way?
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
For years, the 122 officers and civilians who work for the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Eastern District have worked in a cramped, oddly designed station in Pasadena. Prisoners have to be shuttled down a hallway between booking and holding areas. Officers do not have enough room to write reports. Computer wires dangle from the ceilings. And people often can't find the station, which is tucked away off Mountain Road. The police are about to get new digs, though.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
A 60-year-old fire station in Mount Washington is getting a tune-up this week from a team of Maryland National Guard engineers as part of a new civic partnership aimed at benefiting the community while providing on-the-job training for deploying guardsmen. About a dozen members of the 244th Engineer Company, which draws recruits from Ocean City to Cumberland and is set to deploy to Afghanistan this fall, have been working since last week to strip and replace the aging building's kitchen, which city officials called the heart of the station.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 12, 2014
Station No. 1, the Towson firehouse, will be discussed at the county Design Review Panel's meeting Wednesday, May 14. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Building, Room 104. A new firehouse was originally proposed at the site of Towson Manor Park but in January, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the firehouse will be built on the site of the county's gas station at the corner of Bosley Avenue and Towsontowne Boulevard.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
Baltimore County officials said Monday they no longer intend to relocate a fire station to Towson Manor Park, a plan the community had fought. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the county now plans to build the new Towson fire station at the corner of Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue, where the county owns a gas station that's used for county vehicles. The fire station is currently located at the corner of Bosley Avenue and York Road, and plans to move it to the park sparked controversy among residents.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | June 17, 2013
The opening of a $10.2 million fire station located off Route 1 near the Route 32 interchange in Savage should result in faster response times, according to county officials. "We are committed to lowering response times and bringing the best possible emergency services to every part of the county, and this new station helps us accomplish those objectives," said County Executive Ken Ulman, who led a media tour of the facility before a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 14. The 33,000 square-foot station, which replaces the previous Station 6 location on Lincoln Street, has six vehicle bays and will operate two fire engines, one rescue engine, two paramedic ambulances and one brush truck.
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May 15, 2013
Members of the Homeschool Heart in Hand 4-H Club met May 8 for their annual work day at Black Horse Fire Station and McKendree Cemetery in Black Horse, MD. Members created a new flower bed at Black Horse Station and pruned bushes and trees, planted flowers, weeded and mulched the finished beds at McKendree Cemetery. The club wishes to thank Smith Hardware, Jarrettsville for its donation of flowers and A.D. Heston Tree Service and Mulch of Street for its donation of mulch.
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