Sep
23
2013

IT’S GETTING COLD ! HOME HEATING SAFETY TIPS

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As the temperatures drop outside, we depend on multiple types of heating sources to stay warm inside our homes. Your local HCVFEMSA Companies along with State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard are reminding Harford County residents of the risks associated with the use of portable space heaters and other home heating sources. According to the
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Sep
23
2013

CHANGE THE CLOCK-CHANGE THE SMOKE ALARM BATTERY !!!!

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As we recover from the recent severe weather events and in anticipation of Daylight Saving Time ending in the early morning hours of November 4th, your HCVFEMSA and the State Fire Marshal are urging you to “Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery” in the smoke alarms and the carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your homes. Recognizing that working smoke alarms and
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Sep
23
2013

SUPER STORM SANDY OPERATIONS MOVE INTO RECOVERY MODE

The HCVFEMSA and Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers are glad to report that Harford County is now in the recovery phase from the storm known as Hurricane Sandy. Harford County and State Highway crews and along with the power companies are working hard to clear the roadways and restore power. On Tuesday October 30, there
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Sep
23
2013

MONDAY UPDATE ON HURRICANE SANDY (Monday Oct. 29)

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This is the Monday noon update from HCVFEMSA and Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers. At this time we cannot stress enough that Harford County is about to experience a very serious weather situation for our county citizens. In the last 6 hours, Hurricane Sandy has strengthened. Harford County is now expected to receive 9
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Sep
23
2013

Hurricane Sandy Update From The HCVFEMSA And Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers (Sunday Oct. 28)

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This storm is going to be a long-lasting event, expected to present two to three days of impact for our citizens. Wind damage, widespread power outages, heavy rainfall, inland flooding and the possibility of a significant storm surge along the bay are all possible. The impacts of these conditions will start to be felt Sunday
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Sep
23
2013

HURRICANE SANDY TO AFFECT HARFORD COUNTY

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The Members of the HCVFEMSA and Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers want to emphasize the potential for a very dangerous situation for Harford County residents due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy. The main impact for Harford County will be spread across a time frame beginning Sunday night and lasting through Tuesday, during which
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Sep
23
2013

HARFORD COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS COMPANIES CONDUCT FIRE PREVENTION WEEK ACTIVITIES

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HAVE 2 WAYS OUT !!! The member companies of the HCVFEMSA have begun activities to mark the observation of Fire Prevention Week (October 7 through 13, 2012). Your local VOLUNTEER fire fighters and EMS personnel will be visiting schools, day care centers, senior centers, and other locations as well as holding “Open House” events at
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Sep
23
2013

HARFORD COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE & EMS ASSOCIATION NOW ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA !!!

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The Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Media Relations Committee for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association are now using social media to stay connected with our citizens, the media, and other followers.  Activities of our member companies, emergency responses, weather related information as well as fire and life safety information can be found
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Sep
23
2013

HCVFEMSA GRIEVES LOSS OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

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The Members of the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association wish to express our deep sorrow that the Harford County Sheriff’s Office has suffered the recent Line of Duty Deaths of two Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Charles B. Licato (#553), age 34 of Cecil County, MD died in
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Sep
23
2013

RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLERS NOW REQUIRED IN NEW CONSTRUCTION

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July 1, 2012 marked the effective date of full implementation of Harford County’s Building and Mechanical Codes as outlined in Bill 11-51, the 2012 edition of the applicable I-Codes. Contained within the Bill adopting the Codes was a modification to the effective date for the installation of an automatic residential fire sprinkler system in new
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