Fire & Rescue

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Marylanders are reminded of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors.  Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney.  It also includes other fires such as campfires.      ...
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New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General...
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Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in La Plata

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in La Plata

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Bomb Technicians from the State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad responded to 500 Charles Street, in La Plata for a Suspicious package. A cleaning crew discovered a small plastic bag outside the main door of the UM Charles Regional Urgent Care Clinic during the early morning hours....
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Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Oxon Hill, One Dead

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, approximately 9:00 p.m., the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack received a 911 Call in reference to a vehicle collision involving a Motorcycle into the back of a Tractor Trailer, in the area of the Inner Loop, I 495, north of Rt. 414, St. Barnabas Road, in Oxon Hill. Troopers...
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Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

A Maryland state trooper is hospitalized for injuries he sustained early this morning when his patrol car was struck by an alleged impaired driver, while the trooper was parked at the scene of a traffic crash in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper Solomon Flash, who is assigned to road patrol...
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Waldorf Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle in Crash Lothian

Waldorf Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle in Crash Lothian

On June 7, 2017 at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of Sands Road and Whittington Drive in Lothian for a motorcycle accident. Investigation showed that Antonio Omeekco Hall, 39, of Waldorf, was operating a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle, and traveling south on Sands Road when he failed to negotiate a turn, was...
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36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m, Trooper First Class Key from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of  MD Route 202 / Largo Rd at Robert Lewis Drive, in Upper Marlboro, for a collision involving a Nissan passenger car and a Honda motorcycle. Upon arriving to the...
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One Patient Flown from Early Morning Crash in Bushwood

One Patient Flown from Early Morning Crash in Bushwood

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, at approximately 12:34 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of  a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Colton Point Road, in the area of OAkley and Abell Roads, in Bushwood. Crews arrived on scene to discover single vehicle overturned with the patient trapped. One person...
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Charter Captain Given Certificate of Appreciation

Charter Captain Given Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Charter Captain Lee Tippett. On Friday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m, a 32-foot powerboat exploded and caught fire at the fuel dock at the Solomons Yachting Center in Calvert County As flames began to spread to the dock, people cut the lines and attempted to...
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Two Arrested for for Possession of Morphine in Huntingtown After Auto Accident

Two Arrested for for Possession of Morphine in Huntingtown After Auto Accident

On May 16, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy N. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Ponds Wood/Hardesty Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of an auto accident. Upon arrival he observed a pickup truck lying on its’ side in a field, with the occupants and multiple witnesses to...
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VIDEO: Motorcycle Accident in Great Mills Sends Operator to Trauma Center

VIDEO: Motorcycle Accident in Great Mills Sends Operator to Trauma Center

On Monday, May 29, 2017, at approximately 9:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to Chancellors Run Road at the intersection of Pegg Road, in Great Mills, for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival police used a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire under the hood of...
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Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires start each and every year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now offering volunteer fire departments access to critical grant funding through its Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to help fortify and strengthen wildland firefighting capabilities. “Volunteer firefighters rely on...
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Safe Grilling Practices to Prevent Fires

Safe Grilling Practices to Prevent Fires

The Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance of those that gave the supreme sacrifice in honor of our Country.  Families across Maryland will venture outside to the beach, the mountains or maybe just to their backyards to spend quality time together.  However, increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor...
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Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Clinton. The victim is 17-year-old Norman White of Livingston Road in Clinton. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at about 10:15 pm, patrol officers were called to Temple Hill Road at Woodelves Way...
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Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:52 p.m. a tractor trailer with a load of water, driven by James Bryan of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 231 in the area of Barstow Road, in Prince Frederick. At the same time a 2016 GMC, driven by Patricia Mento of Waldorf, was traveling...
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12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:07 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched  to the area of Calvert Towne Way and Calvert Towne Drive in Prince Frederick for a report of a juvenile bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. A detailed investigation revealed a vehicle being driven by Robert...
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22 Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

22 Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:48 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Olivers Shop Road between Route 6 and Wheatley Road for the report of a crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Nissan sedan was travelling south on Olivers Shop Road when she lost control and...
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Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County. The weather was perfect, the food was good,...
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UPDATE – Exclusive Video/Audio: Early Morning Fire Truck Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE – Exclusive Video/Audio: Early Morning Fire Truck Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE 5/22/2017: One firefighter suffered 7 broken ribs, a fractured collarbone, a fractured arm and 8 stitches in his leg and lots of road rash!! He will be ok and more importantly the guys that we’re in that fire truck are all ok . Audio from St. Mary’s County fire & rescue radio transmissions...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash involving several vehicles and a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle was killed in the collision. He’s 52-year-old Julian Anthony of Trowbridge Drive in Fort Washington. The collision occurred on May 18th, shortly before 9:00 pm, in the 9800...
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A Day 4 Heroes – May 20th, from 12 – 4pm

A Day 4 Heroes – May 20th, from 12 – 4pm

On May 20th, 2017, from 12 – 4pm, Foundation 4 Heroes is having their first annual “A Day 4 Heroes” at the 5 South Event Center in Callaway, Md. A Day 4 Heroes was created as a great way to bring the community together to recognize and show appreciation to our local heroes –...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

Troopers of the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack continue investigating fatal accident. The occupants of the Nissan passenger vehicle have been identified. The driver was identified as Damon Walker Richardson Jr., 20 , of Bowie, Maryland. The front passenger was identified as Ahniya Muhammad, 21, of Lanham, Maryland. The deceased was identified as...
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UPDATE: Second Victim In Fatal Anne Arundel County Crash Succumbs To Injuries

UPDATE: Second Victim In Fatal Anne Arundel County Crash Succumbs To Injuries

A second victim involved in the Anne Arundel County fatal crash today has succumbed to his injuries after being hit head-on while traveling Route 50 earlier today. The second deceased victim is identified as Robert Skidmore, 66, of Cape St. Clair, Maryland. He was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel at Shock Trauma. Skidmore was...
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Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared May 7 to May 13 as Arson Awareness Week. With that in mind, the Southern Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal spoke about the incidence of arson in St. Mary’s County. “There have been 24 investigations initiated in St. Mary’s County since Jan. 1, 2017,” said Commander Duane...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE 5/13/2017 @ 10:00 a.m.: On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 10:40 pm, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thomas Rowe Lane for the report of a head-on, motor vehicle collision. Officers arrived on scene and discovered both involved operators deceased. The St....
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