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Emergency Management News

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Jay Ringgold, Director of
Homeland Security and
Emergency Management

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Public Safety News Blog

Articles about public safety news, including Emergency Management topics, are posted in the Public Safety News blog.

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Our Emergency Management Twitter account is @BaltCoEmergency

For Fire Department news, follow @BaltCoFire

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We provide information about Fire and Emergency Management new, happenings and safety tips on Facebook @BaltCoFire.

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Photos of Fire and Emergency Management activities are available on Instagram, @baltocountyfireems.

Preparedness Information

Water and Power Outages

Every household should be prepared to manage safely for several days following a power outage. Review information to help you prepare in case of power and water outages.

Generators and Carbon Monoxide

Portable generators must never be used indoors or placed too close to the house; they generate deadly carbon monoxide gas. Improperly maintained wood stoves, furnaces and fireplaces also generate deadly carbon monoxide. Review our fact sheets on proper generator use and ways to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide buildup.

Flash Floods and Other Flooding

Flash floods are fairly common in Maryland. They are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Review important precautions that should be taken before, during and after a flood.

Most flash flooding deaths occur when people attempt to drive through floodwaters. "Turn around, don't drown," and learn about avoiding disaster during a flash flood.

Contact Us

The Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management can be reached at 410-887-5996 or emergencymanagement@baltimorecountymd.gov. 

 
Revised October 17, 2019         

 

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