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Baltimore County Police and Fire celebrate the 11th Annual Public Safety Day this Saturday, September 19.

The event is at the Milford Mill MTA lot, 4400 Milford Mill Road, Baltimore, 21208.

Public Safety Day for the general public begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families will spend 10 to 11 a.m. interacting with police, firefighters and other first responders before the day opens to the general public. The event is free of charge.

Public Safety Day allows visitors an “up-close” look at police and fire equipment, and includes demonstrations given by Police, Fire and EMS personnel. The demonstrations are entertaining and educational.

Come see the following displays and demonstrations on Public Safety Day.

  • Police K-9 dogs in action
  • The BCoPD Tactical Team
  • Equipment displays
  • A Police armored car
  • The Baltimore County Police helicopter
  • Police motorcycles
  • Seatbelt “Convincer”
  • Fire Department rescues, using Jaws of Life
  • A CPR “Hands Only” demonstration
  • Fire engines
  • Special events for kids, such as face painting, arts and crafts and finger printing
  • And much, much more

Participants include the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments; the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association; the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office; and other local and state agencies. This is your opportunity to bring your questions and concerns to Baltimore County’s public safety experts.

The Baltimore County Police and Community Relations Councils, Inc. and Pathfinders for Autism are sponsoring this free annual event.

Mark your calendar and join us for Public Safety Day on Saturday, September 19.


The photos below are from the Public Safety Day held in 2014.

Photo taken at Public Safety Day in 2014.












Photo taken at Public Safety Day in 2014.











Photo taken at Public Safety Day in 2014.

A veteran Baltimore County career Fire lieutenant died early this morning in a motorcycle crash in Prince George's County. Another motorcyclist also died in this crash.

Hubert Harrison Jr., 63, has served with the Baltimore County Fire Department for nearly 29 years. He was promoted to Paramedic/Firefighter in 2004 and achieved the rank of lieutenant in 2009.

His most recent assignment was Fire Dispatch, where he was responsible for assigning equipment and personnel to emergency calls. He worked at Fire Dispatch in Towson last night and left when his shift ended at about 4 a.m. He apparently was on his way back to his home in Bowie when the fatal crash occurred.

"This is a terrible loss for the Fire Department and an even greater tragedy for Lt. Harrison's family," said Fire Chief John Hohman. "We offer heartfelt condolences to his wife and loved ones, and will offer all the support we can in the difficult days ahead."

The Prince George's County Police Department is handling the investigation. Preliminary information from PGPD indicates that the crash occurred at about 4:40 a.m. in the 11500 block of Laurel-Bowie Road. Harrison's 2014 Honda Goldwing motorcycle collided, head on, with another motorcycle. Both motorcyclists died at the scene.

Questions about the crash should be referred to PGPD.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash on Reisterstown Road Thursday afternoon that left a woman deceased.

At 3:09 p.m., police responded to Reisterstown Road and St Thomas Center for a report of a serious crash.

The preliminary investigation into this incident has indicated that a Baltimore County EMS Supervisor was en route to a priority call when his vehicle collided with a Honda passenger car.

The driver of the Honda, 72-year-old Delores Scott, was declared deceased at the scene. Her dog, rIding in the car with her, also died in the crash.

The EMS supervisor was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Reisterstown Road was closed in both directions at St Thomas Center while the preliminary investigation was conducted. It re-opened at 6:40 p.m.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

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