Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A teen was taken for evaluation after a water rescue call in Belcamp.
A 17-year-old was taken to a regional trauma center Wednesday after emergency personnel rescued the teen from the Bush River. Get daily and breaking news updates: sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact email@example.com with any news tips. Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday a canoe on the Bush River behind Water Park Drive in Belcamp overturned, sending two people into the water, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association wrote in a post to the official fire and EMS Facebook page. Emergency personnel evaluated the two people after they were safely ashore, the post states. An 18-year-old refused treatement at the scene while a 17-year-old was taken to a regional …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A two-alarm fire ravaged a condominium complex Friday morning in Harford County.
UPDATED (5:30 p.m.)—One firefighter was injured, 8 condos sustained damage and a dog was killed during a two-alarm fire Friday morning in Bel Air, according to officials. The fire broke out at 2:42 a.m. in the 100 block of Seevue Court, damaging units at three addresses, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. It took two hours and nearly 60 firefighters from Bel Air, Fallston, Joppa-Magnolia, Kingsville, Darlington, Level and the Susquehanna Hose Company to bring the blaze under control, the fire marshal's office reported. The three-story condominium complex had 18 units, eight of which the fire marshal said were damaged. One dog perished, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Traffic was closed for a crash investigation before 7 a.m. Thursday in the Churchville area.
UPDATED (9:20 a.m.)—MD Route 136 was closed to traffic Thursday morning after a serious crash in the Churchville area and may remain closed until noon. One person was killed in the crash, WBAL and ABC 2 News are reporting. The crash, which occurred on the 300 block of Priestford Road, left at least one person with "grave injuries," according to Rich Gardiner, spokesperson for the Harford County Fire & EMS Association. One person was taken by land to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the two-vehicle crash, according to The Baltimore Sun. The roadway may be closed for four to five hours, Gardiner said around 7 a.m. Route 136 was closed between MD Route 22 (Churchville Road) and Cool Spring Road, which intersects Priestford…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The fire took place just after 11 p.m. Sunday in Bel Air.
Three residents and their dogs escaped, but a firefighter suffered minor injuries battling a blaze late Sunday in Bel Air. Approximately 40 firefighters arrived around 11:08 p.m. and took 30 minutes to control a fire at a one-story, single-family home in the 300 block of Locust Lane, according to a statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The firefighter was treated at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and later released. Harford County Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner said the firefighter was treated for "minor burns to the neck and arm." The accidental fire began with a "mechanical malfunction" in the engine of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked in the attached garage at the home, according to the fire marshal. …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Medical units were called to the scene of the car accident Wednesday.
A late morning car accident in Forest Hill injured multiple people Wednesday, fire officials say. Around 10 a.m. an accident took place on MD Route 24, or Rocks Road, in the area of Newport Drive in Forest Hill, according to a post from Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner to the association's official Facebook page. Multiple medical units from Bel Air, Fallston and Jarrettsville volunteer fire companies were called to the scene to treat injuries, the post states. Stick with Patch for updates.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Harford County has a new branch, the Department of Emergency Services. The head of that department will be named on Tuesday morning.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Harford County has a new branch, the Department of Emergency Services.
Harford County's first head of emergency services will be announced on Tuesday. County Executive David R. Craig said Friday the head of the county's new Department of Emergency Services would be unveiled in a formal announcement Tuesday morning in the Harford County Council Chambers. Craig issued an executive order to create the department in 2012 after it was recommended by the Harford County Fire & EMS Commission and the Harford County Public Safety Commission, according to Craig's office. The department, initially dubbed the "Department of Public Safety," is being created "to help ensure the highest quality of service to the citizens and visitors of Harford County and to support our volunteer-based fire and emergency medical services …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Level Volunteer Fire Company fireman helped save a dog's life during a fire Monday.
Chase—the dog rescued from a fire Monday on Aldino Road—and his family visited Level Volunteer Fire Company Tuesday to give thanks to the team that saved his life. Check out the photo above, which was posted on the Harford County Fire & EMS Association Facebook page. In that post, association spokesman Rich Gardiner wrote: "The family and dog from the Aldino house fire made a surprise visit to the Level VFC yesterday. Here is a pic of the whole group. The dog is doing great. GOOD JOB everyone." The post was shared more than 20 times and was close to 200 'likes' on the association page. Level resident and firefighter Clinton Polk (pictured with the family) is credited with saving the dog, and is pictured with Chase in a photo snapped by …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The fire took place before 3 p.m. on Monday in the Churchville area of Harford County.
Aldino Road is closed Monday afternoon as crews respond to the scene of a house fire on the Harford County road. The fire took place around 2:30 p.m. Monday at a two-story home in the 3600 block of Adlino Road, according to Rich Gardiner of the Harford County Fire & EMS Association. Crews from Level, Aberdeen and the Susquehanna Hose Company reported smoke coming from the rear of the house, Gardiner said. He added that no injuries were reported as of 2:45 p.m. At that time, the road was closed due to fire equipment blocking the traffic lanes, Gardiner said. Stay with Patch for updates. — Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The fire took place early Saturday morning at the restaurant at Plumtree Road.
An electrical issue in a deep fryer caused a fire early Saturday at a McDonald's in Emmorton. According to Rich Gardiner of the Harford County Fire & EMS Association, crews from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company's Patterson Mill firehouse responded at 1:28 a.m. Saturday to the restaurant at the corner of Emmorton and Plumtree roads. No injuries were reported. Bel Air, Abingdon and Joppa volunteer crews responded, and extinguishers were used to control the fire, Gardiner said. A manager at McDonald's said the location wasn't open as of 9:35 a.m. Saturday, but that staff was hoping to have the restaurant open by 11 a.m. — Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news.