Tag Archives: Baltimore City fire department

UMMC, BFD team up to address health disparities in west Baltimore

Baltimore firefighter stands by an SUV that is stocked to treat people who don’t need care from a hospital. (The Daily Record / Tim Curtis)

Baltimore’s paramedics will get an opportunity to make a difference in the field as they work with the University of Maryland Medical Center in a pilot program to reduce health disparities in west Baltimore. The Mobile Integrated Health – Community ...

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As state lawsuit draws to close, city pensioners’ federal case may resume

Baltimore firefighters battle a three-alarm fire April 27 at a senior living facility under construction at Federal and Chester Streets in East Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

A federal judge reopened a case last week challenging aspects of Baltimore’s pension system for police and firefighters that had been stayed for more than two years while state litigation was pending. The plaintiffs, active and retired Baltimore first responders ...

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Judge rules Baltimore pension changes breached contract with police, fire retirees


Changes Baltimore city made to the retirement plan for police and fire employees “retrospectively diminished” their benefits and constitute a breach of contract, a city judge has ruled. The 2010 revisions to the Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System of ...

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City offers 10,000 free smoke alarms to residents

Baltimore is offering residents 10,000 newly-purchased smoke alarms armed with lithium batteries that will give the device a 10-year life. In the wake of a deadly fire Thursday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Fire Chief James Clack urged residents to call ...

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Owner vows to rebuild Mt. Washington Tavern

As firefighters rolled up water hoses nine hours after a fire ripped through the Mt. Washington Tavern Monday, the owner of the popular bar and restaurant said he had already met with contractors to begin planning a reconstruction. It was ...

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Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/24/11

Have you noticed “CODE X-RAY” on Baltimore’s streets? No, it’s not an alien invasion or early signs of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a new program by the Baltimore City Fire Department to warn firefighters that certain dwellings are vacant and ...

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Baltimore gets $1.3M grant for fire equipment

Maryland’s senators and a Baltimore-area congressman have announced that Baltimore has received a $1.3 million grant to buy firefighting equipment. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger announced the grant on Wednesday. The money will be used ...

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