Salisbury Fire Department http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Body Identified in Wicomico River in Salisbury City Park (Update 3) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/body-identified-wicomico-river-salisbury-city-park-update-3 <p>The man, whose body was recovered this morning from the east prong of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, has been identified as &nbsp;25-year old Rodney Stevenson Jr.</p><p>Police say that he was taking a walk at around 9.30 a.m. this morning and somehow wound up in the river.</p><p>WBOC reports that police say soon thereafter someone spotted his body floating in the water west of the spillway near the pedestrian bridge in Salisbury Park.</p><p>At the scene police told reporters that there appeared to have been an injury to the back of his head.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:15:28 +0000 Don Rush 56102 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Body Identified in Wicomico River in Salisbury City Park (Update 3) Wicomico County and Salisbury Set to Negotiate Fire Service Agreement http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wicomico-county-and-salisbury-set-negotiate-fire-service-agreement <p>Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt says he would like to get together with Salisbury City officials at Salisbury University Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution to hammer out a new fire-service agreement.</p><p>The old agreement expired four years ago but the Salisbury fire department still responds to fire and medical calls in parts of the county.</p><p>At issue is the city demand that the county come up with more cash for its services.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 13:46:30 +0000 Don Rush 54144 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Wicomico County and Salisbury Set to Negotiate Fire Service Agreement Passing of a Tranformative Figure in Salisbury Fire Department http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/passing-tranformative-figure-salisbury-fire-department <p>Tony Sterling III, who was hailed as transforming the history of the Salisbury Fire Department, died Monday morning at the age of 67.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the former deputy Fire Chief was instrumental in opening up the volunteer ranks to recruit volunteers as young as 19 years old.</p><p>Sterling was a volunteer fire fighter from the mid-1970’s through the early 90’s often working behind the scenes after that.</p><p>Bryan Records, an assistant chief for the department told the paper, that Sterling would stay up all night running calls and then go to work all day.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:20:47 +0000 Don Rush 49477 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Passing of a Tranformative Figure in Salisbury Fire Department Salisbury Fire Chief Wants Replacement for Station 2 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/salisbury-fire-chief-wants-replacement-station-2 <p>Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes says it’s time to replace the aging Fire Station 2 on the corner of Brown and Naylor streets.</p><p>Among other problems the building has to be evacuated during major hurricanes because it is not sound enough to qualify as a public safety complex.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the fire department wants the city to buy property elsewhere and building a new a new station.</p><p>Yesterday, the Hoppes made his case before the city council urging that the town consider purchasing land for the project.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:04:34 +0000 Don Rush 43339 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Salisbury Fire Chief Wants Replacement for Station 2 Delmarvans Mark 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11th Attacks http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarvans-mark-12th-anniversary-sept-11th-attacks <p><strong>Maryland</strong></p><p>The Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club marked the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon yesterday with a parade down the Ocean City Boardwalk.<br>There were more than 200 motorcycles that made their way from 26<sup>th</sup> Street to the firefighter memorial at North Division Street.</p><p>Parade organizer and Red Knights member John Tartufo is a firefighter from Bishopville.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:10:04 +0000 Don Rush 41025 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarvans Mark 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11th Attacks Cashier Suffers Burns at Car Wash http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cashier-suffers-burns-car-wash <p>SALSIBURY, Md. (AP) - Co-workers say a car wash cashier was severely burned when her dress was ignited by an electrical heater.</p><p>It happened Saturday at Soft-Touch Car Wash in Salisbury. Cashier Jennifer Camper tells the Daily Times of Salisbury that Karen Jenkins' dress touched a heat coil and caught fire.</p><p>Camper says Jenkins ran in a panic and a co-worker knocked her down and smothered the fire. Another co-worker sprayed Jenkins with a hose.</p><p>Jenkins was in critical but stable condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 13:01:16 +0000 Don Rush 34935 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cashier Suffers Burns at Car Wash Additional Firefighters Not Coming to Salisbury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/additional-firefighters-not-coming-salisbury <p>The Salisbury City Council rejected a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that would have funded 12 new firefighting positions over the next two years.</p><p>During last night&rsquo;s work session Council member Debbie Campbell cited a bureaucratic requirement that the governing body approve the application before being submitted.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times also reports that Council President Terry Cohen said she wanted to know how the new positions would be affected if the city had to lay off staff members.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:14:35 +0000 Don Rush 18916 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Additional Firefighters Not Coming to Salisbury Salisbury Gets $1 Million Grant for More Firefighters http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/salisbury-gets-1-million-grant-more-firefighters <p>The Salisbury Fire Department will get $1 million in federal funding to hire 12 more firefighters.</p><p>The grant comes from the US Department of Homeland Security.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that because of the economy over the last four years two of the city&rsquo;s three stations have not been able to hire the firefighters necessary for a full staff.</p><p>Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) said with threats ranging from natural disasters to possible terrorist threats&hellip;communities cannot shoulder the burden alone.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:55:03 +0000 Don Rush 17605 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net