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)
One of the most popular holidays, Halloween requires careful attention to safety precautions.
Make sure you follow these tips for avoiding fire-related and other injuries:
Halloween Fire Safety
A recent report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lists Halloween as the fifth highest day of the year for candle fires (behind the Christmas Eve, Christmas, New ... (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.