Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kevin Palmer will to speak to the association Thursday evening at the Perry Hall Library.
Have you ever had to dial 9-1-1? Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a career and volunteer firefighter? Do you know how to speak to a 9-1-1 operator? The hope is that most people will not have to encounter an emergency responder in their lives, although accidents do happen. In the heat of the moment, questions swirl while emotions run high. White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company president Kevin Palmer will address the Perry Hall Improvement Association Thursday evening on a range of topics include volunteer opportunities and emergency response preparedness. Palmer will touch on what to expect when you call 911, how to be prepared for the questions that follow, the Move Over Law, smoke detectors, CO detectors and compiling an…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Private donations and volunteers spur the beautification of Belair and Joppa roads.
Downtown Perry Hall will see several improvements coming to the area in the coming weeks. Officials deemed it a "facelift" in a release, although one could consider the improvements more of a spring cleaning. New banners, a power washing, mulching, further landscaping and a community cleanup round out a series of planned enhancements to the designated commercial revitalization area, the release states. Track the improvements by becoming a fan of the Downtown Perry Hall Facebook page. "Over the next two months, residents of Perry Hall will see a visible improvement to that area we are calling Downtown Perry Hall, which is centered at Belair and Joppa Roads," Councilman David Marks said in a release. "I am particularly happy that many …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company donated nearly $318,000 to emergency responders throughout Maryland.
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company has received an added boost toward its capital campaign for extensive renovations to its Bellvue Avenue station, first built in 1956. The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company likewise received a grant toward improving service delivery from its Ebenezer Road station to emergencies around the county. They are among 40 emergency responder organizations in Central Maryland that are receiving up to a $10,000 portion of nearly $318,000 in grants from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. On Wednesday, BGE leaders and representatives of non-profit groups gathered to announce awards through the 2012 BGE Emergency Responders Safety Grant program. "I believe that in many ways we are kindred spirits," BGE president …
Monday, December 10, 2012
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company junior cadets assisted with netting and loading trees this weekend.
Holly Isaacs said she used to buy her Christmas Trees at Lowe's or Home Depot. "Now we support local. It's been two or three years since we started getting our trees here and we love it," said Isaacs, an Overlea resident. She was one of hundreds of community members who bought her tree and trim from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company so far this season. This weekend, volunteers and junior cadets also sold wreaths, garland and pit beef sandwiches. Santa helped with sales, as well. "We've sold a lot this year—a lot of first-time customers. They come here because our trees are always fresh. And it helps us out because all of the money goes back to the company," said Kevin Palmer, company president. This year, members of the company's …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Police, fire, elected officials and community members gathered for a memorial service Tuesday morning.
A memorial service in honor of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was held outside the Perry Hall Library Tuesday morning. Check Patch for updates. Where were you when the terrorists attacks occurred? How were you, your friends and family members impacted? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company has planned an event to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company has planned a "Ceremony of Remembrance" in memory of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on Tuesday at the Perry Hall Library. The ceremony—which includes brief speeches, the Pledge of Allegiance and local public officials—was held in past years outside the fire station on Cowenton Avenue in White Marsh. This is the first year it will be held outside the Perry Hall Library on Honeygo Boulevard, Public Information Officer James Clements announced. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. Sirens will commemorate planes striking the World Trade Center buildings at 8:45 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Clements provided further details below: White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company (WMVFC), in …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The company opened up their facility to the community for an open house and public services festival.
Members of the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company are known for their acts of courage and service—whether it involves helping residents escape from a burning condominium, teaching emergency skills to teens, or assisting in the funerals of fellow firefighters. But on June 2, company volunteers acted in a slightly different capacity. They opened up their facility to the community for an open house and public services festival. Special thanks to the WMVFC for submitting the above photos from the event to Patch. Find additional photos here on the company website. Tell us in the comments how the fire company has impacted you and your neighborhood.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Don't forget to visit the Ebenezer Road fire company on Saturday.
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company will be on fire this Saturday—figuratively speaking, of course. The open house, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 2, will include fire, EMS and life safety education, auto rescue demonstrations, apparatus and equipment displays, interactive exhibits and kids games, station tours, health screenings and food and beverages for sale. Several state and county government agencies, and medical centers will be featured during the event, as well. See Patch's listing on the event, Open House at White Marsh VFC, for more information. Want to spread the word about a community event? Add your own listings to Patch's calendar here.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The program will continue to accept new cadets, ages 12-16, on the third Thursday of each month.
More than a half-dozen children and teens joined the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company's junior cadet program during its kick-off last week. But don't expect them to be running into burning buildings anytime soon. "They can't do anything hazardous," said Kevin Palmer, company president. "Mostly, we learn about team work." With a $25 membership fee, used to pay for activities, anyone between 12 and 16 may participate in the cadet program. "They learn CPR, first aid and the basics of fire fighting. They also participate in fairs and parades," Palmer said. "It's pretty action-packed." William Wychulis Jr. 12, a student at Perry Hall Middle, joined the program on March 15. His father, William Wychulis Sr., volunteers at the station. "We know …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company is now accepting cadets for our new junior firefighter/EMT program.