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  1. On October 23, cardiac arrest survivors, Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected...

    On October 23, cardiac arrest survivors, Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected officials came together at the Parkville Fire Station to raise awareness of the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of immediate use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in giving victims a chance at survival.

    “It’s incredibly rewarding and moving to see people who are here today because someone cared enough to learn how to provide CPR and use an AED,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

    Local survivors of cardiac arrest also shared their stories at today’s event: Elise Fellner, 16, of Forest Hill; Richard Beverage, 61, of Parkville; Chris Malczewski, 32, of Parkville; Bob Pollack, 53, of Middle River; Ann January, 44, of Parkville; and Kim Barranco, 48, of Towson.


    Cardiac Arrest Survivors Event 2014
    On October 23, cardiac arrest survivors, Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected officials came together at the Parkville Fire Station to raise awareness of the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of immediate use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in giving victims a chance at survival. “It’s incredibly rewarding and moving to see people who are here today because someone cared enough to learn how to provide CPR and use an AED,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Local survivors of cardiac arrest also shared their stories at today’s event: Elise Fellner, 16, of Forest Hill; Richard Beverage, 61, of Parkville; Chris Malczewski, 32, of Parkville; Bob Pollack, 53, of Middle River; Ann January, 44, of Parkville; and Kim Barranco, 48, of Towson.
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  2. * Wanted Person * Have you seen Deshawn Walter Felipa (AKA Deshawn Grant Valenti...

    * Wanted Person *
    Have you seen Deshawn Walter Felipa (AKA Deshawn Grant Valentine)?

    Deshawn Walter Felipa is described as a black male, 6’04, weighing 200 pounds. It is unknown what he might be wearing

    Anyone with information on Deshawn Walter Felipa is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

    The full release is available on our news blog: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/PoliceLookingforWantedSubject


    2014-10-24T18:46:52+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/photos/a.597717780238357.1073741828.583947594948709/876224409054358/?type=1
  3. *** SILVER ALERT *** Please share this post Have you seen Edward Donald Markey...

    *** SILVER ALERT *** Please share this post
    Have you seen Edward Donald Markey?

    Edward Donald Markey is an 85-year-old white male, 5'9", 187 pounds, with green eyes and grey hair. He was last seen wearing navy blue and white sweater, a grey shirt, and blue pants. Mr. Markey also wears glasses.

    He should be driving a 2004 silver Ford Taurus, displaying Maryland tags 1BMZ0Y.

    Anyone with information on Edward Donald Markey is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

    The full release is available on our news blog: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/SilverAlertIssuedForMissingDundalkMan


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  4. Patapsco High School was on lock-down in reference to wanted subject in area. No...

    Patapsco High School was on lock-down in reference to wanted subject in area. Now on alert status. http://ow.ly/DeTRF ^JW
    2014-10-23T19:23:26+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/875693095774156

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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Date: Jan 8, 2014

The threat of carbon monoxide buildup in homes and businesses escalates during periods of severe cold.

Produced by the incomplete burning of solid, liquid or gaseous fuels such as oil, kerosene, natural gas and wood, carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that robs the body of oxygen. It is especially dangerous because it is invisible and odorless. CO can make you sick – or even kill you -- without your knowing it is there.

During the winter months, first responders often see CO buildup related to improperly maintained fireplaces, furnaces and wood stoves; ranges and stoves used as supplemental heating devices; and especially to the improper use of portable generators.

"This information is extremely important and can be a matter of life and death," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.  "I hope that everyone will read this carefully and share it with family and friends."


Use of CO Alarms

The easiest and most effective tool to prevent CO poisoning is use of CO alarms, which sound an alert based on exposure to the gas over time. (CO, measured in parts per million, is a cumulative gas; at high levels, it can kill quickly, and at low levels it can gradually sicken.) The device will go off before the average adult would experience symptoms of CO exposure, allowing people to get out of the house and take steps to correct the source of the problem.

In two separate incidents one day last month, 10 county residents were taken to local hospitals after carbon monoxide leaks related to faulty home furnaces. Significantly, neither household had a single carbon monoxide detector.

“CO alarms save lives,” said Fire Chief John Hohman. “Every home that includes a fuel-burning appliance has the potential to generate carbon monoxide, and every home should have alarms to detect carbon monoxide.”

Emergencies involving CO have resulted in important state and local regulations regarding CO and CO detectors, including a Baltimore County law requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all rental housing. There has been one fatal incident in Baltimore County since this law was enacted several years ago, and none since 2010. 

Mike Mohler, Chief Administrator of Permits, Inspections and Approvals, said the current cold snap is a good time to remind all tenants and landlords in Baltimore County that, under county law, all units with a fuel-burning appliance or heating system, including a fire place, must have installed a fully functioning CO detector."

If your alarm sounds, dial 911 and get out of the house. First responders will try to identify the source of the problem and will mitigate the emergency by ventilating the home and, if possible, shutting off the source of the CO. If the problem involves a plumbing or appliance repair, the homeowner or landlord must contact a licensed contractor.

Additional information about carbon monoxide is available on our fact sheet.

About Portable Generators

Portable generators have become popular tools for dealing with power outages. Data from the National Fire Protection Association shows that, nationwide, CO illnesses and deaths related to the use of generators have risen along with generator sales.

 Generators emit far higher levels of CO than an automobile. Opening doors and window or using fans will not prevent CO build-up in the home.

Never operate a generator indoors - including in a basement or garage or in areas with ventilation. Operate generators at least 15 feet from windows, doors and vents that could allow CO to enter your home.

For additional information, see our fact sheet on portable generator use.

A 72-year-old Hampstead woman died this afternoon in a crash on Marshall Mill Road in Precinct 3/Franklin.

Beatrice Martin, of the 18000 block of Marshall Mill Road, was driving a Chevy Cavalier northbound on Marshall Mill Road at 1:11 p.m. when, investigators say,  her car left the road and struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved. The investigation continues.

Update (January 8): The victim has been identified as Jason Andrew Meisenhalder, 40, of the unit block of Cedar Drive, 21220.

Baltimore County Police are investigating the death of a male found in Rocky Point Park in the Essex Precinct.

On January 7, at about 4:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Rocky Point Road for a check on subject call. Officers found a man lying on the ground. Detectives were notified and responded to investigate.

Police do not suspect foul play, but a final ruling on cause and manner of death will be made by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner following an autopsy.

The victim is not being identified at this time.

Contact Police

Baltimore County Police are asking anyone with  information about this incident to contact them at 410-307-2020.

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