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  • Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department

    Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has picked the former chief of the Lincoln, Neb. fire department to lead Baltimore's fire department as it undergoes sweeping changes. Niles Ford, 48, a career firefighter who most recently was the manager of a small...
  • Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls

    Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls
    Harford County emergency officials discussing how they can reduce ambulance and fire response times when people dial 911 have come up with a dispatch method designed to get the nearest available equipment to the scene. Russell Strickland, director of...
  • Finksburg trailer fire caused by juvenile playing with cigarette lighter

    A Finksburg trailer fire Wednesday night was caused by a juvenile playing with a cigarette lighter in his bedroom, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Firefighters from the Reese Volunteer Fire Company...
  • Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse

    Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her pick to run the city Fire Department said Monday they hope to hire and promote more minorities and women — even as the department cuts positions. In introducing Niles Ford, 48, as her selection to lead the...
  • New city fire chief a risky choice [Letter]

    New city fire chief a risky choice [Letter]
    There certainly seems to be a measure of risk involved in the announcement that Niles Ford has been named the new Baltimore City fire chief ("Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department," Dec. 28). This selection...
  • Firefighters battle blazes in Aberdeen, Joppa, Forest Hill

    Firefighters battle blazes in Aberdeen, Joppa, Forest Hill
    Harford firefighters were kept busy Saturday, battling three blazes in different parts of Harford County, causing nearly $350,000 in damages to buildings in Aberdeen, Joppa and Forest Hill. Nearly two dozen residents were displaced from their homes...
  • An outsider brings new ideas to Baltimore's fire department [Letter]

    An outsider brings new ideas to Baltimore's fire department [Letter]
    As a former fire chief, I can say the Baltimore City Fire Department will be much better off if the right person is hired to lead it, regardless of whether he comes from inside or outside of the department ("Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief...
  • Fire damages Edgewood flooring business

    An Edgewood business was heavily damaged by fire Sunday afternoon, the fourth fire reported in Harford County this weekend. The blaze at a warehouse building in the 2100 block of Emmorton Park Road, which started at 1:16 p.m., was caused by an electric...
  • Firefighters respond to blaze at vacant home in Brooklyn Park

    Firefighters respond to blaze at vacant home in Brooklyn Park
    Anne Arundel County firefighters respond to a house fire at midday on Monday at the corner of 12th Avenue and Morgan Road in Brooklyn Park. The blaze occurred around the corner from the county’s Brooklyn fire station. It took about 35 minutes...
  • Meeting on planned Bel Air retirement community draws 400

    Meeting on planned Bel Air retirement community draws 400
    At least 400 people jammed a middle-school auditorium in Bel Air Monday night to express their views, most of which were critical, about a plan to develop what would be Harford County's largest continuing care retirement community. Most of what was...
  • 2-alarm fire in Locust Point row house injures firefighters, residents

    2-alarm fire in Locust Point row house injures firefighters, residents
    Three firefighters and two residents were injured in a 2-alarm fire in a row house in Locust Point Tuesday afternoon, the fire department said. All five were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the firefighters was hurt in...
  • Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades

    Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades
    Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in 18 years, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless. The air temperature...