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)
SQ1, P-95 and EMS-1 were dispatched to an address for a 8 month old choking. SQ1 and P-95 arrived to find the child cyanotic and not breathing. The infant had a large toy ball lodged in her airway. The object was dislodged after several attempts using the macgill forceps. Respirations were restored with BVM ventilations and child was transported Priority 1 to HCGH Pediatrics. The child was conscious ... (Full Story & Photos)
State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard is reminding Marylanders of the risk associated with the use of portable space heaters.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2008, heating equipment was
involved in an estimated 66,400 home structure fires. These fires directly resulted in
480 fire related deaths, 1,660 fire related injuries and an estimated $1.1 billion in direct
property ... (Full Story & Photos)
Photo Courtesy: Doug Walton, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS)
Saturday night, around 1100 pm, units from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Fire Departments responded for a house fire with reported children trapped. Units conducted a rapid search of the home and found no victims. A second alarm was requested and firefighters were pulled out of the structure to attack from the ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday, November 9, the Elkridge VFD held its Annual Banquet.
The evening started off honoring our Veteran who attended.
We also honored our members who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
The Maryland State Fireman’s Association along with Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department would like to recognize our department member currently serving in the armed forces. Mark Bilger from the ... (Full Story & Photos)
K.I. Lenahan Award - Pam Summers
Station 1: Elkridge
6275 Old Washington Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 Phone: 410-313-4901 Battalion: One Equipment: Engine, Ambulance, Squad, Brush Truck
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