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Mar 10, 2021

Bill would give Md. firefighters, EMTs right to bear arms

Firefighters and paramedics should be permitted to carry handguns without having to individually prove to the Maryland State Police they have a “good and substantial reason” to possess the weapons because they face a personal threat, first responders and a gun rights advocate told a Senate panel Wednesday. “We should not actually have to suffer […]

Nov 12, 2019

Personal injury firm offers cash awards to first responders

A southern Maryland law firm wants to thank first responders by offering $1,000 awards to three people who are nominated for their service in the community as a “Hometown Hero.” Matt Trollinger, who runs his own personal injury firm, Trollinger Law in Waldorf, said he felt the need to thank servicemen and women who put […]

Feb 9, 2017

Senate panel weighs good Samaritan bill for pets’ caregivers

Emergency personnel testify for bill to protect from liability first responders who give care to injured pets whose owners are not available to give permission.

Oct 15, 2012

9/11 responder in N.Y.: ‘We want justice’

NEW YORK — A retired New York firefighter who was critically injured on 9/11 says it’s been “a long ordeal” leading up to this week’s pretrial hearings for five men charged in the terrorist attacks. Robert Reeg spoke Monday at the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was among the 9/11 families and responders […]

Jul 18, 2011

Rawlings-Blake marks 10 years since tunnel fire

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is marking the 10-year anniversary of the train derailment and fire in the Howard Street tunnel. Rawlings-Blake will speak with Baltimore first responders and CSX representatives Monday about the anniversary. Rail cars burned for five days underground after the July 2001 derailment. Portions of downtown were closed, three Orioles games were postponed […]

Feb 9, 2011

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 to buy 310 new self-contained breathing apparatus units for the Baltimore City fire department. The […]

Nov 21, 2010

Most 9/11 responders settle lawsuits over WTC dust

NEW YORK — More than 10,000 workers exposed to the tons of toxic dust that blanketed ground zero after the World Trade Center fell have ended their bruising legal fight with New York City and joined a settlement worth at least $625 million, officials said Friday. The deal will resolve an overwhelming majority of the […]

Nov 17, 2010

Maryland board approves $485M deal for emergency network

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland board has approved a $485 million contract over 15 years with Motorola Inc. to begin building a single communications network to link all first responders and state officials across Maryland. The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to approve the project on Wednesday. Comptroller Peter Franchot opposed the deal, because the […]

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