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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Hackerman House, one of the three buildings that make up the Walters Art Museum , will be closed for about two and a half years beginning July 1, a museum official announced Friday. In addition, galleries housing 19 t h century art on the fourth floor of the Centre Street building will be closed to the public between June 23 and Oct. 25, according to museum spokeswoman Mona M. Rock. It's all part of a long-planned, $5.2 million refurbishment of the museum. Most of the work will involve replacing the 23-year-old fire suppression and climate control systems, Rock said.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Hackerman House, one of the three buildings that make up the Walters Art Museum , will be closed for about two and a half years beginning July 1, a museum official announced Friday. In addition, galleries housing 19 t h century art on the fourth floor of the Centre Street building will be closed to the public between June 23 and Oct. 25, according to museum spokeswoman Mona M. Rock. It's all part of a long-planned, $5.2 million refurbishment of the museum. Most of the work will involve replacing the 23-year-old fire suppression and climate control systems, Rock said.
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January 28, 2013
Jamie Raithel and Tony Jondo of Harford County and Brian Vandervort in Bethesda recently received professional licenses for EBL Engineers LLC. Raithel received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and has been with EBL Engineers for 12 years. He also received his LEED AP Certification in 2006. Raithel has design responsibility for the mechanical systems of a variety of projects including industrial, commercial, educational and military applications.
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January 28, 2013
Jamie Raithel and Tony Jondo of Harford County and Brian Vandervort in Bethesda recently received professional licenses for EBL Engineers LLC. Raithel received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and has been with EBL Engineers for 12 years. He also received his LEED AP Certification in 2006. Raithel has design responsibility for the mechanical systems of a variety of projects including industrial, commercial, educational and military applications.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
The American West is so hot and dry that trees burn underground.That's what Darrell Kontz remembers about Idaho, where he and William Skinner spent two weeks fighting the Foothills Fire in Boise National Forest."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun Roger Twigg of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | February 9, 1991
A fire expert from Missouri is flying to Maryland to study the possibility of applying a special firefighting foam he says will put out a pesky stump fire in western Baltimore County that has shrouded much of metropolitan area in smoke this week.Richard McCann, who operates a specialized fire suppression firm in Nixa, Mo., would be paid $20,000 by the county if he were hired to fight the fire in a stump dump at the Patapsco Valley Tree Farm in the 8700 block of Dogwood Road near Granite.Battalion Fire Chief Ralph Nelson of Baltimore County said Mr. McCann contacted county fire officials after he heard their nationwide call for help Monday over the International Association of Fire Chiefs Computer Network.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Mayor Dean L. Johnson came under fire from the Annapolis Fire Department yesterday.He faced it head-on, aimed a hose at the blaze and swoosh -- a stream of water smothered the flames dancing above his head and licking at his boots.Not a typical day for the mayor of Annapolis, but an enlightening one as Johnson and Alderman Joseph Sachs learned a lesson in putting out blazes yesterday morning from the people who do it best in the city. The political-feet-to-the-fire exercise was the first of its kind the department has held at the county Fire Training Academy.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2010
Baltimore City firefighters battled three fires in West Baltimore, requiring more than 100 firefighters — almost a third of the shift's manpower, a department spokesman said Wednesday. Firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of N. Calhoun Street where three row houses caught fire; two were vacant, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. On the opposite side of the street, Cartwright said five vacant houses had also caught fire. A third fire broke out one block away in the 1300 block of N. Carey Street, where one occupied home and two vacant houses caught fire.
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By New York Times News Service | October 28, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- As Californians sift through the cinders of last week's wildfires, there is a growing consensus that the state's war against such disasters - as it is currently being fought - cannot be won. "California has lost 1.5 million acres in the last four years," said Richard A. Minnich, a professor of earth sciences who teaches fire ecology at the University of California, Riverside. "When do we declare the policy a failure?" Fire-management experts such as Minnich, who has compared fire histories in San Diego County and Baja California in Mexico, say the message is clear: Mexico has smaller fires that burn out naturally, regularly clearing out combustible underbrush and causing relatively little destruction because the cycle is still natural.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Mayor Dean L. Johnson came under fire from the Annapolis Fire Department yesterday.He faced it head-on, aimed a hose at the blaze and swoosh -- a stream of water smothered the flames dancing above his head and licking at his boots.Not a typical day for the mayor of Annapolis, but an enlightening one as Johnson and Alderman Joseph Sachs learned a lesson in putting out blazes yesterday morning from the people who do it best in the city. The political-feet-to-the-fire exercise was the first of its kind the department has held at the county Fire Training Academy.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2010
Baltimore City firefighters battled three fires in West Baltimore, requiring more than 100 firefighters — almost a third of the shift's manpower, a department spokesman said Wednesday. Firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of N. Calhoun Street where three row houses caught fire; two were vacant, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. On the opposite side of the street, Cartwright said five vacant houses had also caught fire. A third fire broke out one block away in the 1300 block of N. Carey Street, where one occupied home and two vacant houses caught fire.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | October 28, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- As Californians sift through the cinders of last week's wildfires, there is a growing consensus that the state's war against such disasters - as it is currently being fought - cannot be won. "California has lost 1.5 million acres in the last four years," said Richard A. Minnich, a professor of earth sciences who teaches fire ecology at the University of California, Riverside. "When do we declare the policy a failure?" Fire-management experts such as Minnich, who has compared fire histories in San Diego County and Baja California in Mexico, say the message is clear: Mexico has smaller fires that burn out naturally, regularly clearing out combustible underbrush and causing relatively little destruction because the cycle is still natural.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Mayor Dean L. Johnson came under fire from the Annapolis Fire Department yesterday.He faced it head-on, aimed a hose at the blaze and swoosh -- a stream of water smothered the flames dancing above his head and licking at his boots.Not a typical day for the mayor of Annapolis, but an enlightening one as Johnson and Alderman Joseph Sachs learned a lesson in putting out blazes yesterday morning from the people who do it best in the city. The political-feet-to-the-fire exercise was the first of its kind the department has held at the county Fire Training Academy.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Mayor Dean L. Johnson came under fire from the Annapolis Fire Department yesterday.He faced it head-on, aimed a hose at the blaze and swoosh -- a stream of water smothered the flames dancing above his head and licking at his boots.Not a typical day for the mayor of Annapolis, but an enlightening one as Johnson and Alderman Joseph Sachs learned a lesson in putting out blazes yesterday morning from the people who do it best in the city. The political-feet-to-the-fire exercise was the first of its kind the department has held at the county Fire Training Academy.
NEWS
October 13, 1994
Dangerous CutsOn Sept. 21, the Baltimore City Fire Department closed another fire suppression unit, Engine Company 38, at 15 South Eutaw Street.The city does not seem to realize that even though the city's population is declining, fire and emergency medical calls are increasing.The area that Engine 38 serviced is a high value district and is heavily occupied in daylight hours (hospital, hotel, Social Security, college, etc).Even though the other fire apparatus from the Eutaw Street station will arrive in the same time frame, we have still lost one piece of equipment and four firefighters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
The American West is so hot and dry that trees burn underground.That's what Darrell Kontz remembers about Idaho, where he and William Skinner spent two weeks fighting the Foothills Fire in Boise National Forest."
NEWS
May 21, 1992
With all the needs in Baltimore County -- police, fire, schools, social services -- and the burden taxpayers feel, there's one line item in the county's proposed budget for next year that should prompt residents to sit up and take note:"Granite Stump Dump Fire Suppression -- $1,600,000."This is taxpayer money going up in smoke. And the county can't do a thing about it. In a decision last month, Circuit Court Judge James T. Smith Jr. ruled the county is as responsible for extinguishing the mountain of stumps and debris that have been smoldering in the tiny western Baltimore County village of Granite for 15 months as it would be for any resident's house fire.
NEWS
October 13, 1994
Dangerous CutsOn Sept. 21, the Baltimore City Fire Department closed another fire suppression unit, Engine Company 38, at 15 South Eutaw Street.The city does not seem to realize that even though the city's population is declining, fire and emergency medical calls are increasing.The area that Engine 38 serviced is a high value district and is heavily occupied in daylight hours (hospital, hotel, Social Security, college, etc).Even though the other fire apparatus from the Eutaw Street station will arrive in the same time frame, we have still lost one piece of equipment and four firefighters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NEWS
May 21, 1992
With all the needs in Baltimore County -- police, fire, schools, social services -- and the burden taxpayers feel, there's one line item in the county's proposed budget for next year that should prompt residents to sit up and take note:"Granite Stump Dump Fire Suppression -- $1,600,000."This is taxpayer money going up in smoke. And the county can't do a thing about it. In a decision last month, Circuit Court Judge James T. Smith Jr. ruled the county is as responsible for extinguishing the mountain of stumps and debris that have been smoldering in the tiny western Baltimore County village of Granite for 15 months as it would be for any resident's house fire.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun Roger Twigg of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | February 9, 1991
A fire expert from Missouri is flying to Maryland to study the possibility of applying a special firefighting foam he says will put out a pesky stump fire in western Baltimore County that has shrouded much of metropolitan area in smoke this week.Richard McCann, who operates a specialized fire suppression firm in Nixa, Mo., would be paid $20,000 by the county if he were hired to fight the fire in a stump dump at the Patapsco Valley Tree Farm in the 8700 block of Dogwood Road near Granite.Battalion Fire Chief Ralph Nelson of Baltimore County said Mr. McCann contacted county fire officials after he heard their nationwide call for help Monday over the International Association of Fire Chiefs Computer Network.
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