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February 19, 1999
Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department named Scott Seibert firefighter of the year and rookie of the year for 1998 at its annual installation and awards banquet.The top fire responders were Greg Dods, Ronnie Legore, Tim Legore, John Laster, Kevin Warner, Barry Schneider, Wayne Logue, Scott Brister, Scott Seibert and Mike Fogle.The top ambulance responders were Scott Seibert, Jamie Alder, Jim Clopein, Rodney Valentine, Greg Dods, David Bettinger, Chrissy Hopple, Mike Fogle, Ronnie Legore and Barry Schneider.
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October 7, 2013
The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane, invites the community to stop by for its annual open house, Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. This year's fire safety theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires. Open house visitors can watch safety demonstrations, check out fire apparatus and equipment and enjoy special activities for kids. For more information, contact the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department at 301-776-3600, or go to laurelvfd.org .
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NEWS
February 7, 2005
If you have information on community events in Ellicott City/Elkridge, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811. The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department recently went swimming in 28-degree weather at Sandy State Park, near the Bay Bridge, to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. "It actually wasn't too bad," said firefighter Mike Barnett, who lives in Elkridge. "The wind wasn't blowing too bad, and the sun was out. But then again, it was 30 degrees." The Elkridge contingent, which included youngsters and parents from the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department Junior Firefighter Program, raised $5,548.
NEWS
May 20, 2013
Administrative Member Jessica Wehle was named Member of the Month by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department during a recent department meeting. Wehle, who has experience in grant preparation and administrative management, was cited for bringing her skills to the administrative side of the fire department and helping with such tasks as data entry and spreadsheets. She received a certificate and gift card from President Vic Whipple and Chief Trey Kelso. Auxiliary members Janice Zook, Sue Fricke, Nancy Burdge and Irene Duff received recognition certificates from Auxiliary President May-Lynn Bayles at the Auxiliary's anniversary meeting.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2002
A volunteer fire department is hot over Anne Arundel County's move to snatch up a parcel of land that the volunteers have been eyeing for a new fire station. Last week, the Herald Harbor volunteers learned they had been outbid by the county Department of Recreation and Parks for a 12-acre parcel near Interstate 97 and Generals Highway. The volunteers, who work out of the Crownsville fire station two miles away, want the new station for improved access to service areas. "In my wildest dreams, I never imagined this would happen," volunteer Chief Raymond Gies said about the sale.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2001
William D. Livingston and pals from Hampden headed out to the country one recent Saturday night, fueled by a passion for pop culture, armed with a cooler full of Natty Boh, eager for the chance to poke fun at the locals. But within minutes of arriving at the Arcadia Demolition Derby, Livingston was standing on top of his Igloo, gleefully shouting as cars collided in a cacophony of crunching sheet metal, hissing radiators and flapping tires. This was a battle to the death, and Livingston was seriously hooked.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT and LAURA BARNHARDT,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 4, 1996
As American as the flag, as rural as a tractor-pull and as traditional as Thanksgiving dinner, the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department's monthly pancake breakfast could be a Norman Rockwell painting that has come to life.Young families and retired couples sit elbow to elbow at plastic-covered oblong tables that crowd the hall. Tom "Jimmy Dean" Johnson and his father, Charlie, cook sausage on charcoal grills outside as laughter spills from the kitchen. Middle-aged women in their Sunday best chatter happily as they make their way down the buffet piled with bacon, eggs, cooked apples, gravy and pancakes.
NEWS
June 13, 1995
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will not hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, as was incorrectly indicated by an item in the Ellicott City/Elkridge neighborhood column in yesterday's Howard County edition.The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
April 20, 2003
Since April 1, Harford County has experienced five cases of rabies in animals, including three raccoons, one fox and one cat. The county Health Department also believes that 10 to 15 animal deaths from rabies probably occurred unreported in the wild. The department is offering rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and May 4. The vaccine is good for three years in dogs and cats that have had rabies shots, and for one year in animals receiving their first rabies vaccination.
NEWS
April 17, 2005
The Harford County Health Department will conduct anti-rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 and May 1. Locations of the April 24 clinics include: Harford County Health Department, 119 South Hays St., Bel Air. Susquehanna Hose Company, Station 4, Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Avenue, Havre de Grace. Whiteford Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland Route165, Whiteford. Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon. Locations of the May 1 clinics include: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, Route7 and Mountain Road, Joppa.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
Among 100 calls for medical and fire-rescue service received by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department during the period May 5-12, were the following: Johnnycake Road, 5700 block, 12:45 a.m. May 11. Crews from the Arbutus and Woodlawn volunteer stations and Catonsville, Westview, and Woodlawn career stations responded to the report of a residential fire in Westview and extinguished a basement fire. South Rolling Road, 900 block, 11:59 p.m. May 10. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville career station responded to the report of a person injured after falling on the Brightview Assisted Living facility campus.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youths at the Lansdowne department pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a teenage boy he mentored in a training program at the station. Anthony Maurice Cottle, 23, who appeared Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, also faces federal charges. Cottle, a resident of Owings Mills, was also a paid firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department. He has been suspended without pay from that department since being charged in October.
EXPLORE
February 22, 2013
Emergency equipment responding to incidents for assistance need the right of way. The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department's fire technicians or drivers have been instructed by county fire department driving regulations to come to a complete stop at all red traffic lights and stop signs, but we still need everyone's help to ensure that we can get there both quickly and safely. It could mean the difference between life and death. When you see lights or hear sirens, we ask you to: Immediately yield the right of way. This can be done by calmly and carefully pulling to the right edge of the roadway.
EXPLORE
October 22, 2012
Among the 74 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period Oct. 14-21 were the following: Greystone Road, 1200 block, 11:57 p.m. Oct. 17. Crews responded to the report of person going into cardiac arrest in Arbutus and transported a critically ill person to a local hospital. Highridge Street, 5400 block, 9:12 p.m. Oct 17. Crews responded to the report of a person having fallen in Arbutus and transported a seriously injured person to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
EXPLORE
January 30, 2012
Among the 77 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received Jan. 22-29 were the following: Kent Avenue, 500 block, 6:53 p.m. Jan. 27. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville and Halethorpe career stations responded to the report of an unconscious person in Catonsville. One critically ill person taken to a local hospital. Selford Road at Sulphur Spring Road, 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27. Crews responded to the report of power lines down in Arbutus and secured the hazard.
NEWS
August 18, 1994
Woman wins car in firefighters' drawingBetty Mullinix of Mount Airy was the winner of a 1994 Ford Escort raffled off by the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department.The car was presented to Mrs. Mullinix on Aug. 3.The raffle proceeds will go toward the volunteer fire department's operating budget.FIRE* Mount Airy: Firefighters from the Mount Airy station helped Frederick County units at an auto fire in the southbound lane of Interstate 70 at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday. They were out for 40 minutes.
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