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Baltimore County emergency preparedness experts want to help you develop disaster readiness skills.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a free emergency preparedness course designed to help citizens get through the first 72 hours following a disaster. The course is scheduled this fall.

October 13 through November 10
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
Every Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
5419 Ebenezer Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Maximum Participants: 25

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is free to attend, and you can register online for the course.

This program is designed and presented by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The course covers natural disasters; fire safety and crime prevention. Participants learn hands-only CPR and basic first aid that can help you help your family and friends before a medic arrives.

Baltimore County Fire and Police departments will participate tomorrow in a disaster training exercise organized by Northwest Hospital. The drill will take place at 5401 Old Court Road from 8 a.m. to noon.

There will be a visible Fire, EMS and Police presence as a result of this exercise. This is a drill; area residents should not be alarmed.

The training scenario involves a fictitious 8,000-gallon fuel spill at a Randallstown gas station. The spill is the result of a collision between a bus and a gasoline tanker.

Public safety agencies and hospitals in Baltimore County and across the region train regularly for all manner of disasters.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is administering a competitive grant program to provide assistance to storm-affected properties, districts or jurisdictions in Maryland.

Grants are offered for rehabilitation, restoration, preservation or protection of structures that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Properties must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Capital projects require the conveyance of a preservation easement to MHT. Funds also go toward documentation, studies, surveys, archeology, or planning activities, including projects that assist with disaster preparedness in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Scheduled Workshops on Application Guidelines

Informational workshops will be held as follows. Registration (free) is encouraged.

  • Tuesday, March 25: 2-4 p.m., Annapolis Public Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis. Register for free online.
  • Thursday, March 27: 1-3 p.m., Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland. Register for free online.
  • Wednesday, April 2: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, Somers Cove Marina at the Ninth Street, Crisfield. Register for free online.

The workshop that was scheduled for Monday, March 17, was cancelled due to inclement weather.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016