Public Saftey

Hagerstown Regional Airport emergency drill alert

Hagerstown Regional Airport, in collaboration with Washington County Government and Washington County Office of Emergency Management, announces that a simulated aircraft emergency disaster exercise will take place on Saturday, October 7, from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. This exercise will provide an invaluable opportunity for participants to assess and enhance emergency response[Read More…]

Heat and dry conditions fed Hancock brush fire

by Geoff Fox About 30 firefighters from multiple fire departments in the tri-state area responded to a brush fire on Millstone Road on Wednesday, September 6. According to Hancock Fire Chief Robert Hoopengardner, the call came in at 2:24 p.m. that afternoon. A post from Hancock Volunteer Fire Company on[Read More…]

Marylanders urged to guard against tickborne diseases

Following Governor Wes Moore’s proclamation of May as Tickborne Disease Awareness Month in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) recently launched a Tickborne Disease awareness campaign urging Marylanders to take simple precautions to prevent illness caused by infected ticks. The warmer spring weather means increased risk of tickborne disease[Read More…]

Two Washington County volunteer EMS companies start transitioning staff to county employment

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners approves a transition plan to shift the Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) companies career staffing into County employment. The Division of Emergency Services is authorized to begin transitioning the Volunteer EMS companies career staffing into county employment in the late Spring of 2023.[Read More…]