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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

Member Charles Green Jr., January 14

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013. It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland homes with battery- only operated smoke alarms. The effective date for this requirement ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Members Attend Training In Ocean City, MD

Member Nick Thompson, December 13

Seven members of various Carroll County fire companies attended FROG: Fire Rescue Organizational Guidance developed by the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This course emphasizes working together to develop solutions to common leadership challenges through discussions and scenarios presented by the course facilitators. Class discussion revolved ... (Full Story & Photos)

 
L to R: Jason Tyler Chief Westminster VFD; JJ Lynott Asst. Chief, Hampstead VFC; Nick Thompson Chief Hampstead VFC; Bridget Weishaar Gamber CVFC; Doug Hinkle Hampstead VFC; Charles Simpson Past President CCVESA; Kenny Ruby President Hampstead VFC
L to R: Jason Tyler Chief Westminster VFD; JJ Lynott Asst. Chief, Hampstead VFC; Nick Thompson Chief Hampstead VFC; Bridget Weishaar Gamber CVFC; Doug Hinkle Hampstead VFC; Charles Simpson Past President CCVESA; Kenny Ruby President Hampstead VFC

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From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

Member Charles Green Jr., December 13

Maryland State Firemen’s Association, Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, and Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute
The MSFA Recruitment & Retention Committee as part of the MSFA/MFCA Safer Grant
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"From the Xbox to the Box Alarm"

By Deputy Fire Coordinator Tiger Schmittendorf Erie County (NY) Department of Emergency Services

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Carroll County Public ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Holiday Fire Safety

Public Education Chair Bridget Weishaar, December 12

Facts about home holiday fires
•One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.

•Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home fires.

•A heat source too close to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Maryland's Move Over Law

Member Alan Barnes, November 17

Maryland's Move Over Law. Maryland now requires motorists who are traveling in the same general direction as a stopped emergency vehicle to change lanes. The law stipulates that a stopped emergency vehicle should be flashing its lights, and a stopped emergency vehicle could even be a tow truck.... (Full Story & Photos)

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