Police and Fire briefs, Nov. 11, 2020

Dorchester BannerCemetery Ave. house fireAt 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, the Volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 406 Cemetery Ave. for a fire in the walls of a second-floor bedroom. At 9:46 a.m., with the situation under control command was terminated and all units were placed in […]

Police, Fire and EMS briefs, May 20, 2020

$5K reward for vandal infoA reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal(s) who damaged the memorial monument for Corpsman Ruiz. “The monument has been restored,” a statement from the Federalsburg Police Department said. “Now let’s get the bad guys.”Call 410-754-8966 or message the […]

Sheriff’s request for interrogation room denied, 3-2; Space goes to EMS for breakroom

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. and his deputies will have to continue holding their interrogations in a converted closet, at least for the near future, after members of the County Council voted 3-2 to deny his request for more space. The area will instead go to the county’s Emergency Medical Services, […]

Upgraded 911 Center is in service

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Department of Emergency Services’ upgraded 911 Center entered service on Oct. 23. The facility, at 829 Fieldcrest Road, features seven consoles and new radio equipment. The project took seven months, during which dispatchers worked out of the Cambridge Police Department’s facility. “It went live Wednesday morning at 5 a.m.,” Assistant […]

First responders earn praise for CPR rescue

CAMBRIDGE — Training, cooperation and the goodwill of neighbors came together one day last year to save the life of Bill Gullion. Dec. 1, 2018, was a day “my family won’t soon forget,” Jessica Gullion said June 4, speaking to the members of the Dorchester County Council, who presented commendations to the several emergency responders […]

Dorchester is ‘Storm Ready’

CAMBRIDGE — Local residents can rest a little easier, knowing that Steve Garvin and his crew are trained, prepared and on the job. Mr. Garvin, emergency management planner in the county’s Department of Emergency Services, received Storm Ready Certification from the National Weather Service Office in Wakefield, Va., during the April 2 meeting of the […]