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Harford County's fire and emergency medical companies and the county government are digging in and planning their own responses in the escalating battle between a union that won recognition rights for paid medics last year and about 20 employees who...
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman said Wednesday she'll hire 100 firefighters now that the fire union has won an arbitration case dealing with firefighters' schedules. Neuman said she'll ask the County Council for $3 million to pay for the...
Tags: Laura Neuman, Arbitration, Fires, Glen Burnie
Harford County's fire and EMS union has written a letter demanding the county's Volunteer Fire and EMS Foundation fire 20 employees because they refused to join the union, according to the foundation. The foundation responded with a letter of its own,...
Tags: Unions, Justice System, Lawyers, Fires
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours. But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
The already complex negotiations over how fire and ambulance service will be managed in Harford County in the future became a bit more complicated in recent weeks, after a union representing the county's 50-plus paid ambulance responders gave notice those...
Damp from sweat, soot smeared beneath his eye, Anne Arundel County Council Chairman Derek Fink tried to regain his composure as smoke poured from a burning building at the county's fire training center. "I knew it was going to be tough, but this is 10...
What if there was a fire at your house, and nobody came? That may sound ridiculous — but it's not. The decision, in the wake of the recent monumental storms, to keep open temporarily those fire companies slated for permanent closure to aid in storm...
An image of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's face on a roll of toilet paper recently circulated on the Internet has sparked turmoil within the local firefighters union whose members created it. The image, and another of Fire Chief James Clack's...
The decision to temporarily keep open several fire companies slated for closure so they could aid in heat-related rescues and clean-up efforts in the wake of the recent storm to is an admission that these companies are needed ("More storms could slow...
Dispatched to a one-story brick warehouse in flames on Baylis Street in Canton last month, firefighters did not know it contained 8,000 gallons of corrosive chemicals. But not because it wasn't known to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Its hazardous...
Your recent article about Truck Company 10 accurately portrayed the role this and other units played in the rescue of three young children from an early morning apartment building fire on West Lexington Street ("Union lauds fire co. set to disband," May...
Sunday, May 13 Paca plant sale Historic Annapolis Foundation hosts the annual William Paca Garden Plant Sale, featuring heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs, native trees and shrubs, and some of the newest seeds offered in this year's catalog. Hours...
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