Two-Alarm Fire Guts Three Vacants, Damages Occupied Home in Pigtown
BCFD Chief Clack Proposes Changes to Fire Stations: Risk to Residents!
BCFD was called to a two-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Ward Street in Pigtown this morning, at approximately 0600, where they found three vacant homes on fire. The fourth home was occupied, and was severely damaged. The fourth home was rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, and is at present uninhabitable. […]
All West side residents should attend this important public meeting, sponsored by the IAFF Local 734, with regard to changes proposed to fire stations in West Baltimore. Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 PM for a FREE spaghetti dinner and hear more about the impact of these changes on you, your family […]
BCFD Truck 10 Update
So if you haven’t had a chance to wander down to Articulate:Baltimore and check out the artwork, you should. I love this part of Baltimore — of course the thought of overpriced condo developments on Howard Street makes me nauseous…but hopefully the neighborhood will stay true to its roots, despite the recent attention and designation […]
BCFD Truck 10 To Remain Open Until October
The mayor announced yesterday that BCFD Truck 10 will remain open until the end of the fiscal year. While this is good news for the residents who so desperately need the services of this company, it should also be met with a bit of skepticism. The mayor has repeatedly said the truck company closures were […]
BCFD Closures Postponed…AGAIN.
Bittersweet news — Truck Company 10 in Sandtown-Winchester is to remain open until October of this year — no news as to the fate of Truck Company 15 and Squad 11. Truck Company 10 primarily serves the following neigborhoods (and serves as backup all over the city when neighborhood trucks are on another call): Allendale, […]
BCFD Fire Company Closures Postponed! ACT NOW!
Now the closures have been postponed until July 9. Wouldn’t this lead one to believe someone’s not sure of their unwise decision to close them in the first place? Go here to get contact info for Chief James Clack and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and let them know we need our fire department, intact and fully […]
Chief James Clack on Reduced Fire Equipment in Baltimore
Baltimore City has postponed closing the three fire companies slated for closure on July 1. The new date is July 5 — apparently they found it wasn’t a good idea to decrease fire protection over a holiday weekend, immediately following a storm that left many residents without power. Of course this begs the question — […]
Money Found in City Coffers – Should Be Used to Fund BCFD! Act Now!
I think this quote says it all, don’t you? “We’ll probably be better off on Sunday than we currently are today.” Exactly how will anyone be better off with cuts to our fire department? Read the full article here.
Act Today! Cuts to BCFD Are Irresponsible and Unfair
The City “found” over $7 million that BOE intends to move to the 2013 budget — call or email your City Council representative TODAY and let them know you demand a portion of that money is to be used to fund the three fire companies currently slated for closure. If you live, work, own property […]
If you live, work, own property or a business in Baltimore City, what happens to our fire department affects each and every one of you. Your lives, the lives of your friends, employees, tenants, and your families will all need emergency services at least once — and the Mayor’s irresponsible cuts to the fire department […]