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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2011
Robbi Stanfield's two young daughters didn't hesitate to share the highlight of their visit Saturday to the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. for the kickoff to Fire Prevention Week. "My favorite part was when I saw the helicopter fly in the air," Madison, 9, said of the departure of an Air Methods helicopter from the station. Molly, her 4-year-old sister, said her favorite part was when she saw Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear. Stanfield and her children were among hundreds of people who turned out for the fire company's fourth annual fire prevention event, Funkstown Fire Capt.
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By MARLO BARNHART | October 2, 1999
The piercing wail of fire sirens will sound in unison throughout Washington County on Wednesday, signaling a cooperative effort to eliminate fire deaths. All fire and rescue companies in Washington County will activate their house sirens to commemorate Fire Prevention Week at 7 p.m. When those sirens sound, families are urged to practice home fire drills, making sure each family member knows what to do and where to go in case of a fire. The Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is encouraging the community to participate, said Doug DeHaven of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway.
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October 5, 1999
The Washington County Commissioners have designated Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Fire Drills: The Great Escape. " Commissioner William J. Wivell gave the proclamation to Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association President Jay Grimes. Commissioners name interim chairman The Washington County Commissioners named Pat Stein interim chairman of the Washington County Historical Advisory Commission. The present chairman, Yvonne Hope, resigned due to time constraints.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 10, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Mike Weller is frustrated. He's frustrated that people are using tools to pry smoke detectors off ceilings. He's frustrated that toddlers are setting their beds on fire. And he's frustrated that even a large-scale public information campaign might not do anything to stop these "senseless" fires. Sunday marked the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, and the three topics selected - child supervision, unattended candles and kitchen fires - are frequent problems in Hagerstown, said Weller, the life safety educator for the Hagerstown Fire Department.
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October 19, 2006
The Boonsboro Fire Department visited Boonsboro Elementary School on Oct. 11 during Fire Prevention Week. Kindergarten and first-grade students enjoyed learning about fire safety, getting a chance to sit inside the firetruck and meeting Fire Chief Oley Griffith, Troy Lloyd, Chris Mullendore, Melanie Biesecker and Capt. Dennis Reese. Each student received a pencil and an educational activity book to help them remember the fire safety rules.
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By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079 | September 26, 2008
Maugansville school invites community for re-opening on Oct. 7 On Oct. 7, the Maugansville community is invited to join the school for its grand re-opening celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The evening will consist of touring the new building, learning more about Coalition of Essential Schools and viewing a historical display of Maugansville Elementary School. Those of you who do not have school children, but would like to see the new school, call 301-766-8230 and let them know you will be attending and how many are in your party.
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September 28, 2006
According to Hagerstown Fire Department fire prevention educator Mike Weller, unattended cooking is the No. 1 cause of fire in the city. "Prevent cooking fires: Watch what you heat," is the National Fire Protection Association's theme for Fire Prevention Week, which starts Oct. 8. To prevent or control possible fires: · Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Make sure the device's pressure gauge indicates it is operational. · Cover the fire with a lid or pan. · If the fire cannot be controlled within 30 seconds, leave the scene and call 911. · Have a safety plan and meeting place ready.
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October 10, 2000
County briefs 10/11 County proclaims Fire Prevention Week The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday issued a proclamation naming Oct. 8 through Oct. 14 Fire Prevention Week. The proclamation was given to Douglas DeHaven, life safety educator with the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association, and Robert Cumberland, association administrative planner. At 7 p.m. Wednesday all fire drills in the county and many throughout the nation will go off as part of the week's programs, DeHaven said.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2013
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented a proclamation Thursday to the First Hagerstown Hose Co. recognizing the fire company for its service to the community. The company will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2015. “Here, we have an almost 200-year-old volunteer fire department. They make the Hagerstown community strong, and they provide a positive role model for the kids and all sorts of emergency assistance to the community,” Franchot said. Local officials who spoke at the event included Hagerstown Mayor David S. Gysberts, Washington County Commissioners Ruth Anne Callaham and John F. Barr, and Hagerstown City Councilman Donald F. Munson.
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October 12, 1999
Week of Oct. 10, 1949 George Koogle of Rose Hill Avenue has been filling in the low spots on the unpaved street in front of his home with ashes and cinders. Yesterday he discovered a big mountain variety mushroom popping right out of the ashes - in October. His mushroom measured nine inches tall by 2 1/4 inches in diameter. Hagerstown Police Chief Jesse B. Brown is against making police call boxes on city street corners available for public calls to headquarters as is being done in some cities.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2013
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented a proclamation Thursday to the First Hagerstown Hose Co. recognizing the fire company for its service to the community. The company will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2015. “Here, we have an almost 200-year-old volunteer fire department. They make the Hagerstown community strong, and they provide a positive role model for the kids and all sorts of emergency assistance to the community,” Franchot said. Local officials who spoke at the event included Hagerstown Mayor David S. Gysberts, Washington County Commissioners Ruth Anne Callaham and John F. Barr, and Hagerstown City Councilman Donald F. Munson.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2012
Recommending two escape routes from every part of a home and reminding people to have smoke detectors in their homes were among the fire safety tips firefighters were promoting Sunday at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company's fall open house. “Have 2 Ways Out” is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday. In addition to the normal ways people have to exit a room, determining a backup escape route is recommended, Clear Spring Fire Chief Michael Reid said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2011
Robbi Stanfield's two young daughters didn't hesitate to share the highlight of their visit Saturday to the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. for the kickoff to Fire Prevention Week. "My favorite part was when I saw the helicopter fly in the air," Madison, 9, said of the departure of an Air Methods helicopter from the station. Molly, her 4-year-old sister, said her favorite part was when she saw Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear. Stanfield and her children were among hundreds of people who turned out for the fire company's fourth annual fire prevention event, Funkstown Fire Capt.
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By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079 | September 26, 2008
Maugansville school invites community for re-opening on Oct. 7 On Oct. 7, the Maugansville community is invited to join the school for its grand re-opening celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The evening will consist of touring the new building, learning more about Coalition of Essential Schools and viewing a historical display of Maugansville Elementary School. Those of you who do not have school children, but would like to see the new school, call 301-766-8230 and let them know you will be attending and how many are in your party.
NEWS
October 19, 2006
The Boonsboro Fire Department visited Boonsboro Elementary School on Oct. 11 during Fire Prevention Week. Kindergarten and first-grade students enjoyed learning about fire safety, getting a chance to sit inside the firetruck and meeting Fire Chief Oley Griffith, Troy Lloyd, Chris Mullendore, Melanie Biesecker and Capt. Dennis Reese. Each student received a pencil and an educational activity book to help them remember the fire safety rules.
NEWS
September 28, 2006
According to Hagerstown Fire Department fire prevention educator Mike Weller, unattended cooking is the No. 1 cause of fire in the city. "Prevent cooking fires: Watch what you heat," is the National Fire Protection Association's theme for Fire Prevention Week, which starts Oct. 8. To prevent or control possible fires: · Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Make sure the device's pressure gauge indicates it is operational. · Cover the fire with a lid or pan. · If the fire cannot be controlled within 30 seconds, leave the scene and call 911. · Have a safety plan and meeting place ready.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 10, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Mike Weller is frustrated. He's frustrated that people are using tools to pry smoke detectors off ceilings. He's frustrated that toddlers are setting their beds on fire. And he's frustrated that even a large-scale public information campaign might not do anything to stop these "senseless" fires. Sunday marked the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, and the three topics selected - child supervision, unattended candles and kitchen fires - are frequent problems in Hagerstown, said Weller, the life safety educator for the Hagerstown Fire Department.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 8, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com The rest of the country is observing National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 6-12, but to Hagerstown Fire Department and Children's Village personnel, every week is fire prevention week. "This year's theme is 'Team Up For Safety' and truly that's what we do every day as we teach fire prevention to the children of Washington County," said Mike Weller, fire educator with the Hagerstown Fire Department. During the week, there will be a number of special events, beginning Saturday at Wal-Mart in the Centre at Hagerstown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fire Safety House, a Safe Kids display and fire engines and ambulances will be on hand for safety day. Then on Sunday a fire safety talk and demonstration will be part of the annual fun day at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren from 2 to 4 p.m. A large part of the year-round curriculum at Children's Village on Mount Aetna Road is fire safety.
NEWS
October 10, 2000
County briefs 10/11 County proclaims Fire Prevention Week The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday issued a proclamation naming Oct. 8 through Oct. 14 Fire Prevention Week. The proclamation was given to Douglas DeHaven, life safety educator with the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association, and Robert Cumberland, association administrative planner. At 7 p.m. Wednesday all fire drills in the county and many throughout the nation will go off as part of the week's programs, DeHaven said.
NEWS
February 23, 2000
Like ants converging on a picnicker's stray crumbs, a host of Washington County citizens is swarming over the plan devised by the local delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to fund a new minor league baseball stadium and reduce the county's sewer debt. Given the plan's complicated nature, we understand that there's room for refinement, but its basic nature is sound. The plan would increase the hotel/motel room tax and restructure the way tip-jar gambling proceeds are distributed.
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