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  1. Check out this link for up-to-date information on weather information for Baltim...

    Check out this link for up-to-date information on weather information for Baltimore County issued by the National Weather Service. http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwaatmget.php?x=MDC005&y=1


    Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Baltimore (MDC005) Maryland Issued by the National...
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  2. NWS: Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Baltimore County from 10 p.m. tonight...

    NWS: Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Baltimore County from 10 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Monday night. http://ow.ly/HTJUV ^JW


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  3. Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting at a motel in Rosedale Sund...

    Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting at a motel in Rosedale Sunday morning that left a man deceased.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

    The full release is available on our news blog:
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  4. Baltimore County Homicide detectives are investigating a Saturday night shooting...

    Baltimore County Homicide detectives are investigating a Saturday night shooting in the 1200 block of Deanwood Road 21234 that left a woman deceased.

    Anyone with information 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/SaturdayNightShootingLeavesWomanDeceased
    2015-01-25T09:22:34+00:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/928321647177967

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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

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Fire crews expect their work at a stubborn two-alarm fire at Rosedale Roofing to continue into the night.

As of 5 p.m., the fire, dispatched at 1:36 p.m., still had not been brought under control. The fire continues to burn inside the warehouse. Motorists should avoid the area if possible. Fire commanders have dispatched heavy equipment to help them remove a wall and thus avoid a potentially dangerous collapse.

One volunteer firefighter from the Middleborough VFC was transported to a local hospital as a precaution because he was feeling ill..

The first-arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the warehouse. There were no rescues. Commanders quickly called for a second alarm and moved to a defensive strategy, fighting the fire from the outside. About 30 pieces of equipment and 100 personnel are fighting this fire.

Fire Investigation detectives are on the scene and will handle the investigation. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Photo of fire at Rosedale Roofing Company on Middle River Road.

Photo of fire at Rosedale Roofing Company on Middle River Road.

On Sunday, November 2, Baltimore County first responders will be conducting emergency preparedness training exercises at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, located at 4300 Bedford Road, 21208. The training exercises will be held from 7 a.m. to noon.

Personnel from the Baltimore County Public School system, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Fire Department will be participating in the exercises.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Nearly three months ago, 16-year-old Elise Fellner of Forest Hill was trying out for volleyball at a school in Kingsville when she collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Her coach and the athletic director immediately began CPR; BCoFD EMS crews followed up with defibrillation using an automatic external defibrillator. Elise has recovered fully.

Today, Elise and her family joined Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected officials 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.

Other local survivors of cardiac arrest also shared their stories at today’s event: 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.

“Hands Only CPR”

Today’s event was an opportunity to promote BCoFD’s “hands only” CPR program, “Lend a Hand, Save a Life.”

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It consists of two easy steps:

1. Call 911.
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

BCoFD’s online resource, www.baltimorecountymd.gov/handsonlycpr, provides guidelines and training opportunities around the county.

The use of CPR and AEDs is absolutely essential to preventing deaths from sudden cardiac arrest – the leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year, 350,000 Americans succumb to this condition.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to cardiac arrest victims. When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to buy time until normal heart function is restored.

Defibrillation sends an electrical current through an erratic heart to restore the normal heart rhythm. The sooner a sudden cardiac arrest patient is defibrillated, the greater the chances of survival.

Local Resources

The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy offers monthly CPR classes, open to the public; a brochure with the 2014 schedule is available at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/fire/academy. In addition, many volunteer fire companies offer CPR training, as does the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org.

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