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  1. #BCoPD investigating shooting in the unit block of Rumelia Circle in Essex. Info...

    #BCoPD investigating shooting in the unit block of Rumelia Circle in Essex. Information? Contact police at 410-307-2020. ^JW
    2015-05-29T04:35:47+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/987772211232910
  2. Baltimore County Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred just aft...

    Baltimore County Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 4 p.m. today in the 9900 block of Middle Mill Drive 21117. Two elderly victims taken to area hospital to get checked out.

    Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
    2015-05-28T22:17:58+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/987682251241906
  3. The 2015 Atlantic hurricane forecast calls for fewer hurricanes than usual.

    The 2015 Atlantic hurricane forecast calls for fewer hurricanes than usual.


    Timeline Photos
    NOAA issued the first outlook for the 2015 hurricane season, calling for a 70% likelihood of a below-normal season in the Atlantic, but a 70% chance of an above-normal season in the Eastern Pacific. (http://go.usa.gov/39zWY) Both of these outlooks are dominated by effects of the strengthening El Ninõ conditions, bringing warmer than normal surface temperatures to the eastern Pacific, and near-normal temperatures in the western Atlantic. This image from NOAA View shows the sea surface temperature departure for the week of May 18-24, 2015. Areas colored red are warmer than the 1981-2010 average; areas colored blue are cooler. Read more here http://go.usa.gov/39zDJ.
    Super cell thunderstorm. Image ID: nssl0225, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection, Location: Oklahoma, Photo Date: 2008 June 3, Photographer: Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL
    2015-05-28T21:02:53+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/987650561245075
  4. The #Precinct4 officer of the month for April 2015 is officer Remmers. http://ow...

    The #Precinct4 officer of the month for April 2015 is officer Remmers. http://ow.ly/NydkY ^JW
    2015-05-28T15:50:52+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/987562967920501

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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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