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Western Maryland firefighters shun Habitat home project

HAGERSTOWN — Some western Maryland firefighters are refusing to help Habitat for Humanity build a house meant to honor them unless a sprinkler system is added to the plans. The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown reports that the Washington County Volunteer ...

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Washington County may seek firefighter funding oversight

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County officials are proposing a county takeover of a program that provides millions of dollars to volunteer fire companies. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper reported Tuesday on the proposal that involves funds the fire companies are supposed ...

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Feds give Cumberland funds to hire 8 firefighters

CUMBERLAND — The city of Cumberland is getting a federal grant to restore eight firefighter jobs it cut two years ago. Maryland’s two U.S. senators, Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, announced the grant of more than $806,000 on Tuesday. ...

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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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Baltimore firefighters, police unions say planned pay cut is ‘disrepectful’

Union representatives for Baltimore’s police and firefighters Friday denounced as “disrespectful” the city’s plan to cut their wages by 2 percent effective Jan. 21. In a 30-minute news conference in front of City Hall, union leaders and a group of ...

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East Baltimore fire claims lives of 6 adults, kids

A fire at rowhouse in east Baltimore killed six adults and children early Tuesday, and spread to another three homes, a fire official said. Baltimore fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said firefighters were called to battle the fire around 4:45 ...

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