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  1. Here is info re: road closures for this Saturday's Md Hunt Cup Steeplechase in W...

    Here is info re: road closures for this Saturday's Md Hunt Cup Steeplechase in Worthington Valley: http://ow.ly/w7R6f ^EA


    Road Closures for Race
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
    Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary road closures set for Saturday, April 26, because of the Maryland...
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  2. One year ago today, Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter Gene Kirchne...

    One year ago today, Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter Gene Kirchner was mortally injured while trying to rescue someone from a house fire at 19 Hanover Road in Reisterstown. FF Kirchner died on May 2, 2013 of injuries sustained in the fire. He was 25.

    Please join Baltimore County's public safety community today in remembering and honoring the sacrifice of this brave young man.

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  4. BCoFD on the scene at an iHop in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. Smoke in bui...

    BCoFD on the scene at an iHop in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. Smoke in building. Business has been evacuated. No reports of injuries.
    2014-04-24T15:46:57+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/779672985376168

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Office of Media and Communications

The Office of Media and Communications provides information about Police, Fire and Emergency Management activity.

Elise Armacost, earmacost@baltimorecountymd.gov, is the Director of the Office of Media and Communications, Public Safety. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office telephone number is 410-887-2210.

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Police Liaison (410-307-2020) or Fire Dispatch (410-307-2052) to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene. During significant incidents, Fire and Police dispatch officers must handle multiple tasks and will be extremely busy; they will respond to media as they are able.

On-call Fire and Police PIOs will provide updates about significant breaking news such as shootings, multi-patient crashes and multi-alarm fires through one or more of the following:

For inquiries about non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact the Office of Media and Communications during regular business hours.

Weekly On-call PIO Schedule

The schedule and contact information for the on-call Public Safety Information Officers (PIO) are provided to media agencies each Monday via email. Please post or share with your editing and reporting staff.

Monday, April 21, through Sunday, April 27: 

If you do not have contact numbers for the on-call PIOs, or if you have trouble reaching the on-call PIOs, contact Police Liaison at 410-307-2020, or Fire Dispatch at 410-307-2052.

The on-call schedule is subject to change due to illness or other personal issues.

Resources for Citizens

News About Public Safety

  • Police and Fire news is available online in this section. 
  • You may sign up to receive news about local crime and other Police Department activity via e-mail. 
  • Baltimore County NOW, the County's "news you can use" blog, regularly features articles by public safety experts on a variety of public safety topics.
  • Segments from two public safety cable television programs, the Fire Department's "Answering the Call" and the Police Department's "Police Report" are available online.

Social Media

The Baltimore County Fire Department and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provide information about breaking news events, safety tips and other departmental activity.

Revised April 21, 2014

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