Delmarva fire departments have gained training and equipment to help them respond successfully to grain entrapments, when victims become submerged in grain and cannot remove themselves.
Last year, there were at least 42 grain entrapments across rural America, which resulted in 15 fatalities. This is the highest number in more than a decade. To help prevent these tragic accidents and deaths, Nationwide and its partners have awarded life-saving grain rescue tubes and training to 60 fire departments across rural America through Nationwide's annual Grain Bin Safety campaign.
Local fire departments are among the winners of tubes and training this year. They are Linkwood Volunteer Fire Company, Delmar Delaware Volunteer Fire Department, Easton VFD, Milton Delaware Fire Company, Singerly Fire Company (Elkton) and Townsend Delaware Fire Company.
These resources are being brought to the community thanks to donations from Horizon Farm Credit.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office is inviting friends and families of all crash victims to the 20th Annual Maryland Remembers event in Annapolis. Maryland experienced 564 fatalities on state roads last year.
The event begins with a memorial procession, in which families will bring a photo of their loved one (4x6 or 8x10) and will be escorted by law enforcement officers through the procession line. The family will then place their photo on a memorial table to be honored throughout the program, during which they will hear from speakers about the commitment Maryland is making to help eliminate car crashes. Following the event, families are invited to a reception where heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.
The event will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Families and friends can respond at ZeroDeathsMD.gov/MDRemembers by Friday. Space is limited. Once individuals are registered, additional details on the event will be shared.
Governor Wes Moore, with local, state and federal officials on Friday held a press conference in Greenbelt to welcome the General Services Administration’s decision to select Prince George’s County as the home for the new, consolidated FBI headquarters.
The U.S. General Services Administration announced that the 61-acre site in Greenbelt will be the new home for the FBI headquarters after scoring highest in four of five selection criteria: