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Anne Arundel County reduces paramedic response time by 27%

Anne Arundel County reduces paramedic response time by 27%

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

[do action=”schuh”/] The Anne Arundel County Fire Department today reported it has witnessed a 27 percent decrease in average paramedic response times over the last 12 months due to improvements in Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service. Additionally, the department has seen a 21 percent decrease of 90th-percentile response times for the arrival of paramedic […]

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Fire Department completes mobile tablet initiative

Fire Department completes mobile tablet initiative

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

[do action=”schuh”/] The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is in the final phases of outfitting all of its engines and staff vehicles with mobile technology. Following two trials in which Apple iPads proved superior in functionality, usability in the field and cost over Panasonic Toughbooks, 64 iPads are projected to be installed by the end […]

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Anne Arundel County welcomes 58 new firefighters

Anne Arundel County welcomes 58 new firefighters

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and Fire Chief Michael E. Cox, Jr. proudly announce the graduation of Fire Department Recruit Class 52. The graduates were part of a restructured Fire Academy which started on April 10th. The restructured academy allowed the Fire Department to realize a cost savings for Recruits who had received training […]

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County dispatches fire personnel to Alabama to aid in recovery

County dispatches fire personnel to Alabama to aid in recovery

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of the Baltimore Regional Incident Management Team (BRIMT), Fire Chief Michael Cox sent seven personnel to the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, April 27 through May 3, 2014. “This is a great opportunity for our personnel to remain proficient and our department to remain on the cutting edge of emergency […]

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Orchard Beach Fire Company receives $6400 grant

Orchard Beach Fire Company receives $6400 grant

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Fire Chief Michael Cox joined Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company Chief James Evans and Company President Walt Snyder during a check presentation from Exelon Energy Company. The $6,400 Grant will be used for the purchase of a new Thermal Imaging Camera for the Station.  Thermal Imaging Cameras uses infrared technology to see […]

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Fire Advisory Board Appointments Announced

Fire Advisory Board Appointments Announced

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman and Fire Chief Michael Cox are formally announcing the resurrection of the Fire Advisory Board and appointment of its nine members. Established in 1985, the Fire Advisory Board advises the County Executive and the Fire Chief, as well as other County officials and employees, on matters related to administration of fire […]

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Anne Arundel’s New Fire Chief To Be Sworn In Tomorrow

Anne Arundel’s New Fire Chief To Be Sworn In Tomorrow

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of Interim Chief Michael E. Cox, Jr., to the position of Fire Chief of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Cox succeeds now-retired Chief Robert Ray, who held the position since 2008 and was a veteran of the department for more than 30 years. […]

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Anne Arundel Fire Chief To Retire

Anne Arundel Fire Chief To Retire

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fire Chief John Robert Ray has officially announced his retirement effective May 1, 2013. Chief Ray, a 35 year veteran of the Department, was appointed Fire Chief in October of 2008. During his career, Chief Ray served in every major division of the Department including the Services, Logistics and Operations Bureaus.  He served as the […]

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Community Fire Safety Improvements Held Up By County

Community Fire Safety Improvements Held Up By County

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2008, three homes were destroyed by fire and several others were damaged in the Oyster Bay community in Annapolis. At the time, the homeowners came together and asked what they could do to improve the access to water for fire suppression. While the County’s new Station 8 is a huge improvement, the presence of the […]

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Annapolis Fire Department Graduates First Spanish CPR Class

Annapolis Fire Department Graduates First Spanish CPR Class

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Fire Chief David L. Stokes, Sr. has announced the City’s first graduating class of a citizen CPR class and a Basic First Aid course taught entirely in Spanish.  On September 8, the Annapolis Fire Department, in conjunction with Iglesia Hispana Emmanuel, offered the class with a specific focus on the Spanish speaking community. A total […]

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Annapolis Fire Department One Of 4 Class 2 Departments In State

Annapolis Fire Department One Of 4 Class 2 Departments In State

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen and Annapolis Fire Chief David L. Stokes announce that for the first time in Annapolis’ history, the Annapolis Fire Department has been elevated to a Class 2 Department by the Insurance Service Office, making it one of only four Class 2 Departments in the state. Insurance Service Office Rating (ISO) coordinates […]

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New Ambulance Placed In Service In Harmans

New Ambulance Placed In Service In Harmans

| June 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

County Executive John R. Leopold and Fire Chief John Robert Ray have announced that a new basic life support ambulance has been placed in-service at the Harmans-Dorsey Fire Station. The unit will be staffed by two round the clock, dedicated Firefighter/EMTs and will serve the Harmans-Dorsey area, including: the Arundel Mills Mall, Maryland Live Casino, […]

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Fire Chief Statement On No-Confidence Vote

Fire Chief Statement On No-Confidence Vote

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fire Chief, John Robert Ray has released a written statement via a Fire Department spokesman regarding the no-confidence vote taken by the unionized firefighters of Anne Arundel County. I have proudly served the citizens of Anne Arundel County for more than 34 years and believe that my record of service stands for itself.  It would […]

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Cohen Adds Position To Cabinet

Cohen Adds Position To Cabinet

| April 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

Mayor Names Stokes As Fire Chief This afternoon, Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen named David Stokes as Chief of the Annapolis Fire Department. Stokes has over 30 years with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and served as its Chief from November 2006 through October 2008.  During that time, Stokes managed a $100M budget. In […]

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