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PM Kelsey Adams and EMT Vincent Tabares, assigned to newly deployed Medic 116 in Golden Ring.The Baltimore County Fire Department this week significantly expanded emergency medical services, adding four advanced life support medic units to meet the growing demand for EMS.

The additional units were placed into service Monday at the Pikesville, Middle River, Golden Ring and Woodlawn career stations. This brings the number of career medical units in Baltimore County to 35.

The decision to invest $800,000 to expand EMS operations was announced last April, when County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled his Fiscal 2016 budget. EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of calls handled by the Fire Department; about 92,500 of the 119,000 calls handled each year are medical calls. Moreover, the number of EMS calls continues to grow.

"This fundamental public service is a top priority," Kamenetz said. "When our citizens call for help because of a medical emergency, they deserve to know that qualified help will respond as quickly as possible."

The four medic units will be in service Monday through Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. -- hours of peak demand. BCoFD plans to expand these hours some time in the future.

In addition to medic units operating out of the County's career station, 20 advanced life support and two basic life support medic units are run by Baltimore County volunteer fire companies.

Magaline ParkerUPDATE (May 3):

Magaline Parker has been located unharmed in Baltimore City.

Original release (May 2):

Police need the public's help finding an 81-year-woman with dementia who is missing from the Woodlawn area.

Magaline Parker was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. today at her home in the 2800 block of Greenlawn Rd., 21244, in Precinct 2/Woodlawn. Police believe she wandered away on foot.

She is black, 4'10" and 165 pounds with shoulder-length, black curly hair and hazel eyes. She wears glasses and is wearing a blue pajama top and blue jeans. Police believe she has her cane with her.

In addition to dementia, Parker suffers from high blood pressure.

Anyone with information about this critical missing adult should call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (April 20):

Baltimore County Police are releasing the names of the pedestrians who were struck by the Baltimore County Police vehicle Saturday night:

  • Desaree Tasha Blick (18) of the 100-block of Courtland Road 21207
  • Stephon Nathaniel Beale (18) of the 6700-block of Park Heights Avenue 21215
  • Deomonte Terrell Blick (9 months)

All three are expected to survive their injuries. Ms. Blick was transported to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center. Mr. Beale and the 9 month-old child were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The infant appeared to have suffered no injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

No further details are available at this time.

Original release (April 19):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an accident that occurred late Saturday involving a County police cruiser and three pedestrians.

Just after 11:00 p.m., an officer was traveling on Security Boulevard for a call for an assault at Hot Skates on Whitehead Road.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the officer had lights and sirens activated. As the officer was in the 6600-block of Security Boulevard (between Woodlawn Drive and Whitehead Road), the police vehicle stuck a man and a woman pushing a baby in a stroller.

No additional information on the condition of the people struck at this time. Two people were taken to Johns Hopkins hospital and one person was taken to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center.  The officer involved in the accident was not injured.

Names cannot be released at this time. Police are continuing to investigate.

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