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Traffic Advisory for Funeral Services of Baltimore City Fire Department Battalion Chief Lawrence H. Goldberg

Please be advised in observance of the service for Battalion Chief Goldberg on July 16, 2019, the following road closures are expected:

-Starting at 7:30 a.m., Reisterstown Road between Sudbrook Lane and Church Lane will be closed for several hours.

-Also starting at 7:30 a.m., lane closures will occur on Reisterstown Road between Mt. Wilson Lane and Avalon Way.

The funeral procession route will be announced once it has been finalized.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone in advance for your patience and our condolences to Battalion Chief Goldberg’s family and his colleagues in the Baltimore City and County Fire Departments.

Thirteen Baltimore County volunteer fire companies have received grants for equipment and preparedness through BGE's Emergency Response and Safety Grant program.

BGE awarded more than $272,000 in grants to the Baltimore County companies and  52 other fire companies and non-profits throughout Maryland at a press event held yesterday at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.

Baltimore County Acting Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz attended.

The BGE grant program, in its seventh year, helps agencies purchase vital public safety equipment and provides funding for emergency preparedness exercises and training.

Companies Receiving Grant Funding

The following companies received funding:

  • Arbutus VFD -- Ice rescue equipment
  • Chestnut Ridge VFC -- Hazardous contaminants extractor
  • Cockeysville VFC -- Fire hose and applicances
  • Glyndon VFC -- Fire hose and appliances
  • Liberty Road VFC -- Protective safety equipment
  • Long Green VFC -- Automated external defibrillators
  • Lutherville VFC -- Portable scene lighting apparatus
  • Maryland Line Fire Protective Association -- Turnout gear replacement
  • Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. -- Emergency readiness improvements
  • Pikesville VFC -- Rescue portable lighting and "Stop the Bleed" training
  • Rosedale VFC -- Positive pressure ventilators
  • White Marsh VFC -- High-visibility safety jackets
  • Wise Avenue VFC -- Safety and operational readiness improvements

In addition, BGE provided grants to other institutions serving Baltimore County, including the Baltimore County Police Foundation, Chesapeake Search and Rescue Dog Association, Stevenson University and the Towson University Foundation.

Baltimore County's volunteer firefighters will receive over $7.4 million in county aid during the next year to assist with the cost of preventative maintenance, fuel, utilities and peak demand operational expenses.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented a ceremonial check at the September 19 annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association (BCVFA).

Photo of BCVFA ceremonial check presentation at annual meeting.










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.

Photo of new officers being sworn in at annual BCVFA meeting.









New BCVFA officers

The meeting also saw the election of new officers for 2015-2016. They are:

President: Glenn Resnick
Senior Vice President: Dennis Eyre
Vice President, Finance: Jamie Cahn
Vice President, Operations: Tom Ludwig
Vice President, Administration: Kathy Walker
Secretary: Robert Frank
Treasurer: William Kern
Financial Secretary: Donna Kern
Chaplain: Rev. Timothy Feaser

District Representatives

Eastern A: William Pearson
Northern A: Larry Gribble
Western A: Doug Brinkley
Western B: Scott Warner

Two District Representative offices are vacant.

Revised June 27, 2017