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  1. Fire units have cleared Northwest Hospital. JLU

    Fire units have cleared Northwest Hospital. JLU
    2015-04-24T22:42:38+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972154982794633
  2. Small outside fire at Northwest Hospital. Fire extinuished, no extension to the...

    Small outside fire at Northwest Hospital. Fire extinuished, no extension to the inside. Precautionary evacuation issued. JLU
    2015-04-24T22:17:51+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972147569462041
  3. Traffic Advisory - Some roads in Worthington Valley area closed Saturday afterno...

    Traffic Advisory - Some roads in Worthington Valley area closed Saturday afternoon for Maryland Hunt Cup: http://ow.ly/M57PD ^NL


    Road Closures for Maryland Hunt Cup
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
    Temporary road closures are set for Saturday, April 25, because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.
    2015-04-24T19:35:51+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972085096134955
  4. Congrats to this year's Baltimore County Police Foundation Award winners! They i...

    Congrats to this year's Baltimore County Police Foundation Award winners! They include a Pikesville officer who risked his life stopping a violent suspect, a Cockeysville officer who thwarted a school shooting and the Special Victims Unit for its work clearing old sexual assault cases.
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    2015 Annual Award Recipients
    www.thebcpf.com
    The Criminal Investigations Divison's Special Victims Team was honored for its work investigating and clearing "cold" sexual assault cases.
    2015-04-24T16:30:38+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972014819475316

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Keyword: grants

Baltimore County’s volunteer firefighters will receive $7 million in county aid during the next year. This includes grants to specific fire companies and subsidies for preventive maintenance, fuel and utilities.

The financial support also includes $1.7 million worth of incentives for 20 volunteer companies that provide medical service during hours of peak demand.

Check Distribution at Bowleys Quarters VFC

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented a portion of this money at the September 20 annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (BCVFA). This year’s meeting was hosted by the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Company.

Baltimore County has a joint fire service that includes 25 career stations and 33 volunteer fire, rescue and EMS companies, as well as two volunteer-run canteen companies that supply food and drink to responders during strenuous incidents. The volunteer companies are independent corporations that raise most of the money needed for their operations through carnivals, bingo, fundraising drives and other activities.

In addition, each year Baltimore County provides millions of dollars in support to the volunteers.

Over the course of the year, the County expects to pay out $1.7 million to the 20 companies that provide medic service. This “attended status” program rewards companies that staff medic units during hours of high demand.

New BCVFA Officers

Also on Saturday, the BCVFA elected new officers for 2014-2015. They are:

President: John McDowell, Arbutus Volunteer Fire Company
Senior Vice President: Glen Resnick, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Finance: Jamie Cahn, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Operations: Tom Ludwig, Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Administration: Kathy Walker, Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
Secretary: Robert Frank, Middle River Ambulance Rescue Company

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski visited the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Co. today to announce that Baltimore County firefighters will receive $2.3 million in federal grants to help replace aging equipment.

The money will pay for new self-contained breathing apparatus for career and volunteer stations. The current SCBA inventory is 15 years old and at the end of its life cycle.

The money comes through Assistance to Firefighters Grants. AFG helps fire departments and EMS organizations meet firefighting and emergency response needs.

The AFG grant will not cover the entire cost of replacing SCBA; Baltimore County will contribute significantly to the purchase of this essential gear.

Recruitment and Retention

Senator Mikulski also announced a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant to Maryland State Firemen’s Association. The $2.3 million grant will be used to help volunteer fire companies recruit and retain well-trained responders.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman – as well as representatives from the Maryland State and Baltimore County Firemen’s Associations – attended the Rosedale announcement.

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