Baltimore City Firefighters Begin Marking Unsafe Vacant Properties

The Baltimore City Fire Department will now help first responders identify unsafe vacant homes, buildings, or structures with a red, reflective diamond.  The Unsafe Vacant Marking initiative comes months after a vacant house fire on the 200 block of S. Stricker St. claimed the lives of three firefighters and left one critically injured. "The manner in which our fallen firefighters lost their lives has severely affected the members of this department - and quite frankly…

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Cecil Opens Applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

Cecil County has opened applications for $124,186 in aid for Emergency Food and Sheltering programs.  Cecil County has been awarded Federal funding through the State Set-Aside (SSA) process under Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs in the County.  The National Board will distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need…

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Maximize Your Agility in Risk Management Before Disaster Strikes at #MACoCon

A proactive approach to risk management will fortify your response when things go wrong. Academy Core Session: Basics of Risk Management stands out as a cornerstone of The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance curriculum at the 2022 MACo Summer Conference. Attendees learned tools for identifying and evaluating risk, outlining a strategy for risk control and putting the instruments in place to minimize exposure and loss. The major sentiment of this session recalls the old…

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