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Friday, July 19, 2019

13-Year-Old Girl, 1 Woman Hospitalized After Fire In Baltimore

A 13-year-old girl and her mother were taken to an area hospital Thursday night, suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire in Baltimore. Firefighters were called for a single alarm fire just before 9:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Bookert Drive. Officials say that the fire broke out in one bedroom, but did not spread through the entire house. At this time, officials say that the fire was caused by an electrical shortage. The family is likely to be displaced as a result of the fire.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Annapolis Mayor shores up public safety with three new nominees for police, fire, and emergency management

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley has nominated three men to fill top public safety slots in his administration. After a nationwide search, Buckley returned to Maryland to find the next police chief. Edward C. Jackson is a retired Baltimore City officer with 21 years who retired in 2004 at the rank of Colonel. Since then, he has been a program director in the Criminal Justice department at Baltimore City Community College. The City of Annapolis has tapped its last two police chiefs from Baltimore City. Both former chiefs Pristoop and Baker retired from Baltimore City prior to their service in Annapolis. Buckley also nominated Deputy Fire Chief Douglas Remaley to replace retiring Chief David Stokes. Remaley has spent his entire career with the City starting as an EMT and firefighter in 1986 and has served as Deputy Chief since 2007. Chief Remaley will be paid $158,252.
Eye On Annapolis

Region: Firefighter injured battling blaze at bus garage in Northeast D.C.

VIDEO: A firefighter was injured battling a blaze at a bus garage in Northeast, D.C. The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of New York Avenue. Officials say a bus inside of the garage and other materials inside the building were on fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Brick Collapse At Owings Mills Apartment Complex Possibly Due To Lightning Strike, High Winds

VIDEO: A brick wall collapsed at an Owings Mills Apartment complex Wednesday evening as a storm rolled through the region. The brick was ripped from this building along Garrison View Road due to a possible lightning strike or high winds. Fire investigators have not yet said the official cause. The National Weather Service investigators will be investigating the cause as well. That was just some of the damage reported Wednesday. Severe weather rolled through Maryland Wednesday, impacting much of the region. The severe weather downed trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of BGE customers early Wednesday evening. BGE originally reported that more than 29,000 customers were without power as of 7:45 p.m., more than 16,000 of those customers were in Baltimore County alone.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Prince George’s firefighters reunite with a soccer coach they saved on the field

When Maryland youth soccer coach Walter Kelly went into cardiac arrest on the field recently, it very likely could have been deadly. That is -- if it wasn't for two off-duty Prince George's County firefighters, who helped save his life. The three -- along with Kelly's wife Kyra -- were reunited recently at Kelly's home in Hanover, Maryland in far more joyous scene than the last time they all came together. In April, Kelly was just finishing a scrimmage with his son's youth soccer team, the Leeds United, when he suddenly collapsed on the field in Gambrills, Maryland. He was in cardiac arrest -- three of his arteries considered "excessively blocked." On a nearby field -- lacrosse coaches Chris Winn and Jason Parker were wrapping up practice with their team, the Sidewinders Lacrosse Club, when they heard the commotion.

No Injuries In Small Plane Crash Landing Near Ocean City

VIDEO: A small plane crash landed into the ocean near Ocean City Tuesday evening. The sole occupant was evaluated by paramedics and released. He was identified as Trevor H. Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Virginia. According to the preliminary investigation, witnesses said that they were on the beach at 20th Street at about 6:15 p.m. when they saw a single-engine airplane crash into the ocean about a quarter of a mile from the shoreline. Witnesses told officials the plane appeared to glide toward the water as it descended and then float on the surface of the ocean when it landed. Personnel from the Ocean City Beach Patrol and the Ocean City Police Department immediately responded to the scene. Maryland State Police responded after being notified by the Ocean City Police Department. The airplane was a single-engine 1981 Cessna 172 RG owned by Deihl. He told State Police that he had taken off from Reedville, Virginia, and had planned to land at the Ocean City Airport.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

4-year-old boy raises money for Baltimore City Fire Foundation on his birthday

Gael loves firefighters! So much so, he wanted to spend his birthday doing something special. Instead of getting gifts, little Gael asked for money. He then gave it to the Baltimore City Fire Foundation, which helps injured firefighters and the families of those who've died. On Wednesday, he got to meet Fire Chief Niles Ford and other firefighters. "I almost don't even have the words I'm so impressed by it." said Chief Ford. Even though he didn't ask for gifts, Gael got some anyway, plus a tour of a fire truck and the station. Of course, when he's old enough, Gael plans to be out there fighting fires just like his heroes.
WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore

Region: Court Docs Say 2 D.C. Firefighters on Leave After Punching, Scratching Cops at Pizza Shop

Two D.C. firefighters punched, scratched and jumped on three police officers at a local pizza shop, according to court documents. Courtney Barnes and Kimberly Gorham were both off-duty when they were asked to leave a pizza shop on Connecticut Ave. NW about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to court documents. When Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived to the shop, Barnes allegedly told them, "I hope that y'all take a bullet to the head because I'm not going to revive you." Barnes then started punching the officers, according the court documents. As the officers arrested Barnes, Gorham then jumped on one of the officers and started scratching them in the eye and punching them, the document say. Both Barnes and Gorham were arrested, along with a third person, and charged with assaulting a police officer.
NBC Washington

Fire Heavily Damages Talbot County Home

A Talbot County home was heavily damaged by a fire spotted by a neighbor shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire broke out in the attic of the home at 21472 Wharf Road in Tilghman. Crews from the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire under control in about 40 minutes. Fire officials say there was a smoke alarm present but it was not clear whether it activated. Damage to the home and its contents is estimated to be about $280,000. Investigators say no one was home at the time and they are encouraging anyone with information about the fire to contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.

Homemade Explosive Devices Found In Wooded Area Of Cecil County

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating after improvised explosive devices were found in a wooded area of Chesapeake City. A nearby resident discovered the devices in the woods across from 1 Mallard Drive on Wednesday and notified local firefighters who then called the bomb squad. The devices were found among discarded debris. That property is owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. There were no damage or injuries reported.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

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