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September 23, 2001
Government and real estate industry groups are offering help to survivors, victims' families and workers involved in last week's disasters in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, two quasi-government corporations that make funds available to the mortgage industry, are asking lenders to work with affected borrowers so they don't lose their homes or damage their credit rating. Lenders and borrowers can call Freddie Mac at 800-743-0076 or Fannie Mae at 800-732-6643.
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Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening injuries — from the home at 528 S. Paca St. about 4:30 p.m. The building collapsed about noon, but crews spent hours attempting to secure the structure. During the rescue, officials shut down a portion of Russell Street, snarling traffic south of downtown.
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NEWS
September 15, 2001
AS PRESIDENT BUSH reminded us yesterday, this week's murderous attacks have spawned unselfishness of massive proportions. And in his visits to the Pentagon and to the World Trade Center he has paid tribute to the rescue workers who continue to risk their lives to save others in the aftermath of Tuesday's events. We all owe a giant debt to the more than 300 firefighters and at least 57 police officers reported as missing who worked heroically to help office workers escape the inferno at the World Trade Center.
NEWS
By Mark Puente and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
An Annapolis man died Saturday when a tree collapsed at a family gathering in Woodbine, authorities said. Three of his grandchildren, aged 9, 10 and 16, suffered minor injuries in the incident on Daisy Road, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said. Two were treated at a local hospital and released. The 75-year-old man was grilling outside a home on Daisy Road when the tree collapsed, authorities said. Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find him trapped under the tree.
NEWS
September 16, 2001
A New Windsor woman is coordinating a drive to collect clothing for rescue workers in New York. Sylvia Fox is asking area residents to donate heavy work gloves, socks, coveralls, boots and dust masks during the weekend. Designated collection sites are fire halls in Westminster, Hampstead, Winfield and Mount Airy and at ideas etc. toys etc. ltd. in 140 Village Shopping Center. The store will be selling flags and donating the proceeds to the Red Cross. Monetary donations, which will be used to buy work clothing, also will be accepted.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
A utility worker died in northeast Baltimore after he fell into a hole and became trapped Saturday afternoon, Baltimore City Fire Department officials said. The unidentified man in his late 20s was employed with a small, private utility company that was repairing a sewer line in the front yard of a home in the 1600 block of E. Cold Spring Lane, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, spokesman with the department. The man was attempting to climb out of the hole using a ladder when he fell back and became trapped in dirt up to his waist, Cartwright said.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
Anne Arundel County residents can get a free "vial of life" kit, a container designed to hold emergency medical and contact information, starting Friday at county fire stations. Fire Chief John Robert Ray said residents should complete the form in the 3-inch "lifesaving information for emergency" vial and place the vial in the refrigerator, which protects it from fire. A refrigerator sticker will alert emergency workers that there is a vial inside. The vial can be especially useful for people who are elderly, disabled or live alone, he said.
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By Gary Cohn and Gary Cohn,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1997
It is an alarming scenario: terrorists unleash deadly gas in the food court of a crowded mall. Rescue workers rush in and are overcome by toxic fumes. The injury and death toll climbs.That was the script for a Defense Department training film being shot yesterday at the Harford Mall in Bel Air.The film is part of a $42.6 million national program to teach police, firefighters, medics and other emergency workers how to recognize and deal with the possible terrorist use of chemical and biological weapons.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel , Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 15, 2009
A 46-year-old man died Sunday night after he went to an Anne Arundel County firehouse complaining of chest pains, became verbally abusive, was handcuffed by police officers and taken to a nearby hospital when his condition worsened, police said. Anne Arundel County police said Michael Francis Butkus, of an apartment in the 3300 block of Bloomingdale Road, arrived at a firehouse in Riva about 7 p.m. and told rescue workers that he needed help for chest pains. "During the time the emergency medical care was being provided, the patient began to act in an irrational manner.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 14, 2009
A 46-year-old man died Sunday night after he went to an Anne Arundel County firehouse complaining of chest pains, became verbally abusive, was handcuffed by police officers and was taken to a nearby hospital when his condition worsened, police said. Anne Arundel County police said Michael Francis Butkus, 46 of an apartment in the 3300 block of Bloomingdale Road, arrived at a firehouse in Riva about 7 p.m. and told rescue workers that he needed help for chest pains. "During the time the emergency medical care was being provided, the patient began to act in an irrational manner.
NEWS
By Scott Dance and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor reported: "Operation going as smooth as can be expected. Patrons being evaluated. " The Joker's Jinx stalled at about 3 p.m., park officials tweeted, stranding the riders on a high curve. "All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support," officials reported.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2012
A 64-year-old sailor was rescued after he became injured on his boat on the Severn River Saturday. According to the Coast Guard, a crew member aboard a 22-foot sailboat called the Joe Joe Bean called for rescue workers around noon Saturday to help a sailor suffering from head, neck and back injuries aboard the boat, at the mouth of the Severn River near Annapolis. Emergency workers responded from the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Rescue workers planned to continue searching waters near Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday for a missing man who was tossed from a boat in the area during a squall Monday, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police spokesman. The man, identified as Jason Wesley Ryman, 27, of the Philadelphia area, was on a sailboat with three others when the squall caused the boat to tip, said Sgt. Brian Albert, the spokesman. Ryman and his girlfriend were both thrown from the boat, Albert said.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
When a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana seven years ago, humans weren't the only creatures in distress. Countless horses and other animals also needed help, and emergency teams from the Woodbine-based Days End Farm Horse Rescue came to their aid. The 58-acre farm in Woodbine, established in 1989, has carved out an international reputation for its work training first responders, animal control officers,...
HEALTH
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2011
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department on Tuesday unveiled a 26-patient, bus-style ambulance, a vehicle for treating and transporting people in a variety of emergencies, including mass casualties, heat-related problems at large public events and evacuations of nursing homes. Depending on needs, the ambulance can hold 14 patients on stretchers or eight in wheelchairs, or 26 in its seats. Division Chief Michael E. Cox Jr. said its features include the ability to supply individually metered oxygen to 23 patients at once, as well as state-of-the-art radio capability.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
A quick-acting Howard County fire captain who found himself in North Carolina during a tornado did what he was trained to do: Grab a sledgehammer and pry bar and start searching for people trapped under heavy wreckage. On assignment at a heavy vehicle rescue course in Sanford, N.C., last month, Capt. Michael Sharpe, 32, found himself at a flattened Lowe's Home Improvement store after a twister ripped through the town. It was a Saturday, and it was possible that customers or workers could be found under the a mound of collapsed steel, roofing members and cinderblock walls.
NEWS
May 7, 1993
Howard County fire and rescue workers are going door-to-door this month to encourage residents to clearly number their houses in case of emergency.Unnumbered houses delay the response time for fire and rescue workers and police during emergency calls, officials said."
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
Anne Arundel County residents can get a free "vial of life" kit, a container designed to hold emergency medical and contact information, starting Friday at county fire stations. Fire Chief John Robert Ray said residents should complete the form in the 3-inch "lifesaving information for emergency" vial and place the vial in the refrigerator, which protects it from fire. A refrigerator sticker will alert emergency workers that there is a vial inside. The vial can be especially useful for people who are elderly, disabled or live alone, he said.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
A utility worker died in northeast Baltimore after he fell into a hole and became trapped Saturday afternoon, Baltimore City Fire Department officials said. The unidentified man in his late 20s was employed with a small, private utility company that was repairing a sewer line in the front yard of a home in the 1600 block of E. Cold Spring Lane, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, spokesman with the department. The man was attempting to climb out of the hole using a ladder when he fell back and became trapped in dirt up to his waist, Cartwright said.
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