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Hurst: Repeated Calls For Service at High School

Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst outlines calls to Havre de Grace High School.

Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"person-of-the-year-scott-hurst"} --> sent this letter to all members of the Harford County Board of Education. A copy was submitted to of the numerous issues the has been faced with at the , or

Scott Hurst September 19, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Brian, Mr. Fitzpatrick was not the one who made those comments. That quote was from Cornell Brown from the Board of Education. This story was ran in the Patch in August of 2011, 13 months ago. Feel free to contact me with any questions at 443-807-1022. Thanks. Chief Hurst
Hollee Sifford September 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM
SEE how easy that was..:) Now we can move on and make good sound decisions in the best interest of the students...The BOE needs to hear our concerns and FACTUAL sitiations in regards to getting a new school.I believe Mr.Fitzpatricks appointment was a step in the right direction.I have read alot of his statements on county and community situations. In my opinion he is willing and ready to not only listen but assist the parents,students,community in heading in the right direction for a better school environment at HHS.I wish i could attend the BOE meetings but i work second shift so I do what I can to help in any way I can..even if it is stating my opinion her on the patch and giving some of my concerns here...My hope is for a NEW SCHOOL and I believe we as a community and solid foundation can make the push we need to make this happen:)
Susan Van Emden Nappi September 19, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Glad to hear that BOE responded to an email and that they are raising the issue. I did not receive any acknowledgement /response to my email. Hopefully the lack of acknowledgement means they were overloaded with emails, rather than lack of respect for my concern. Below was my email... ******************************** Sirs, Madams, We are sending this email out of concern for the safety of the children and staff at Havre de Grace High School. It has been brought to our attention that a donation of Carbon Dioxide detectors from the Susquehanna Hose Company was denied. We are told that the reason cited by the Harford County Board of Education was “it wouldn’t be fair to other schools that didn’t have the carbon monoxide detectors and the fact there haven’t been any carbon monoxide poisonings as of yet.” We feel that the denial and supporting rationale is abhorrent. Carbon Dioxide detectors are a low cost investment that has been proven to prevent death from this odorless gas. Waiting for a poisoning to occur, or to say it is unfair to have them when other schools do not, is twisted logic. Rather, the board should be ensuring all schools have the detectors and welcome a donation for the Havre de Grace High School. Given the age and history of gas leaks in this building, the denial of the detectors is especially worrisome. We implore you to relook at this decision. One death from carbon monoxide poisoning, is one death too many.
Sean Welsh September 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I think there was some confusion regarding the time frame. As Chief Hurst noted, the issue regarding the carbon monoxide detector rejection was more than a year ago. Articles of interest: http://havredegrace.patch.com/articles/harford-county-school-system-passes-on-shcos-offer-for-free-carbon-monoxide http://havredegrace.patch.com/articles/harford-county-schools-give-extra-no-to-hose-company Thanks, Sean
Tom Fitzpatrick September 22, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thanks Fred. There was nothing in my response that indicated any issues with Mr Hurst's letter at all.

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