Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That's according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries, and the third leading cause of fire deaths. On Thanksgiving 2008, U.S. fire departments ... (Full Story & Photos)
At approximately 9:30 am, units were dispatched to a crash on southbound I-95 prior to Route 175. Engine 91 arrived to find one person trapped in a vehicle. Rescue Squad 1′s personnel extricated the patient in fewer than five minutes; the patient was then transported to Shock Trauma as a priority 2 patient.... (Full Story & Photos)
Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder.
A working smoke detector more than doubles a person's chances of surviving a home fire. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On September 13, 2014, members of HCDFRS and several volunteer members of Elkridge VFD and Ellicott City VFD participated in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel.
Shortly after 6 am, the Sprinter van left Columbia, working its way south to the National Harbor. On board were Denise Weist, Trish Harris, CC Speight, Doug Walton, Malak Soussi (ECVFD), Lauren Boor (ECVFD), ... (Full Story & Photos)
ELKRIDGE, MD – The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services joined members of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department and officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Elkridge Fire Station. Construction of the new station, located on Montgomery Road between the intersections of Bauman and Rowanberry Drives will begin in the spring of 2015. The site will retain station 1’s close ... (Full Story & Photos)
Shortly after 9 pm, units from Company 1 and EMS 1 were dispatched to the 6200 block of Washington Boulevard for life status questionable. Paramedic 15 arrived to find bystander CPR in progress on an 80 year-old man, and began providing basic and advanced life support interventions. Engine 11 arrived shortly thereafter, and assisted with the interventions; fortunately, the chain of survival proved ... (Full Story & Photos)
Shortly before 10 am, units were dispatched for a crash on I-95 near Route 100. Personnel arrived to find a vehicle off the road with a single occupant. The patient was quickly extricated, and was found to be in cardiac arrest, and was transported by Paramedic 15 to Saint Agnes in critical condition.