Friday, October 26, 2012
Fire & EMS officials urge residents to begin planning for potential power outages and more.
With Hurricane Sandy moving toward the East Coast of the United States, Harford County officials alerted citizens to get ready. “The more we learn about Sandy, we now know it will impact us…” the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association posted on Facebook Thursday evening. Hurricane Sandy was dumping rains through the Bahamas as of 8 p.m. Thursday, with the potential for 20 inches of rainfall in isolated areas, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. “Sandy is expected to grow larger in size during the next few days,” according to the National Weather Service report. Squalls with tropical storm force winds were hitting southeastern Florida Thursday night, according to preliminary weather service reports, and …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The fire took place around midnight on McCommons Road.
Fire damaged a two-story home on McCommons Road in Churchville late Sunday into early Monday. The fire was placed under control early Monday after an initial call just before midnight, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. No injuries were reported in the two-alarm fire in the 3500 block of McCommons Road, Gardiner wrote on the association's Facebook page. Volunteers from Level, Aberdeen, Darlington, Cecil County and the Susquehanna Hose Company responded.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The hotel, located on Long Drive in Aberdeen, was cleared for a chemical odor.
A chemical odor Sunday afternoon evacuated the Courtyard By Marriott hotel at the Ripken Baseball complex in Aberdeen. According to the Facebook page for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association, the building was being evcuated by Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department personnel. There is one patient being treated and a hazardous materials team is headed to the scene, the association said. The post indicated the odor originalted in the pool area of the hotel building. Stay with Patch for updates.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The incident took place Saturday night in rural Harford County.
Two patients were injured and one was airlifted following an ATV accident Saturday in northern Harford County. The accident took place before 9 p.m. Saturday at Camp Spencer in the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road, said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. Gardiner could not confirm the age or gender of the patients. One patient was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma in stable condition after suffering non-life-threatening injuries, Gardiner said. He did not know the condition of the second patient, but said its possible the individual was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Darlington Volunteer Fire Company responded to the accident, Gardiner said.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Benjamin Boniface, 20, died in an accident on the Boniface family's farm Monday morning.
UPDATED (1:05 p.m.)—The son of Harford County Council President Billy Boniface died in an early morning vehicle accident Monday on the family's farm in Darlington. A prelimintary investigation revealed Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when the 1994 Ford pick-up truck he was driving struck a series of fence posts along a private road on Bonita Farm in the 3700 block of Harmony Church Road, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Parts of the fence broke through the windshield of the truck, injuring Boniface, according to an emailed statement from sheriff's office spokesperson Monica Worrell. Deputies believe the driver lost control of the vehicle heading into a curve in the roadway, Worrell said. The vehicle was last …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A home in the 1100 block of Main Street in Darlington sustained fire damage Tuesday.
UPDATED (1:55 p.m.)—A fire damaged the attic of a home in Darlington Tuesday morning. As crews arrived, fire was showing in the second floor and attic of a home in the 1100 block of Main Street in Darlington, said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Fire & EMS Association. No injuries were reported, Gardiner said. Volunteer fire crews from Darlington, Level, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Whiteford and the Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the scene—located near the intersection of MD Route 161 and Castleton Road—just before noon Tuesday. No further information was available as of 1:55 Tuesday afternoon. Stay with Patch for updates.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Maryland State Fireman's Association Water Supply Drill was Sunday.
More than 150 personnel from approximately 35 fire companies from around Maryland and Pennsylvania visited Northern Harford County Sunday for the Maryland State Fireman's Association Water Supply Drill. The drill was hosted by the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department, and used a series of ponds and a county park to practice the art of moving large volumes of water without the aid of fire hydrants. Most of the participating agencies are from rural communities, where ponds and other natural resources are used as water sources. TELL US: Do you or someone you know belong to a local volunteer fire company? Leave a comment.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The video was shown at Saturday's banquet at Level Fire Hall.
Highlight footage from the Susquehanna Hose Company's calls for 2011 is now in video form. The film—compiled and edited by SHCO Lieutenant Billy Lamana—was first shown during Saturday's annual banquet at the Level Fire Hall. See the 2010 video here. TELL US: What's the most memorable moment involving the Susquehanna Hose Company over the last year? Leave a comment.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A fire burned through woods along Dembytown Road Sunday afternoon.
Residents on Dembytown Road in Joppa were being evacuated late Sunday afternoon after a five-alarm fire spread in the woods near their homes. Approximately 70 volunteer firefighters from Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as firefighters from Aberdeen Proving Ground, responded to the 500 block of Dembytown Road, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. The initial call came at 12:45 p.m., and sirens blared for hours on Easter Sunday. Residents of Dembytown Road were being transported to Joppatowne High School. There were no injuries or structural damage reported, Gardiner said. The acreage consumed by the fire was not known as of 5 p.m., and the fire was not entirely under …