Harford County Department of Emergency Services

Harford County Department of Emergency Services The Harford County Department of Emergency Services is responsible for 911 and planning, preparedness, response & recovery of disasters impacting the County. Please note, this page is not continuously monitored. For emergencies, dial 911.
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The Harford County Emergency Management social media page has been created for the purpose of keeping the citizens of the county more informed about the hazards and emergencies in the region. This page is intended for public outreach and emergency alert dissemination and should not be mistaken as a vehicle to contact emergency operations. Please be informed that this page is not monitored 24/7 and County Emergency Management is not liable for responding to any comments posted by the users. If there is an EMERGENCY please dial 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. For more disaster related information, please log on to our webpage www.harfordpublicsafety.org. For questions, please contact us at 410-638-4900.

Mission: Emergency Management, under Department of Emergency Services, will provide quality emergency and support services to address the public safety needs of citizens, businesses and emergency responders in Harford County. Our services will be delivered in a manner that is professional and reflects our commitment to excellence.

Havre de Grace area residents have done a great job of filling out the 2020 Census, and volunteers with Susquehanna Hose...
07/29/2020

Havre de Grace area residents have done a great job of filling out the 2020 Census, and volunteers with Susquehanna Hose Company want to remind everyone - of all ages and ethnicities - to complete theirs. Every person counted means another $1,821 a year for county emergency responders, public safety, hospitals, education and more. Help us help you be counted and fill out yours today at www.2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. ethnicities

Be counted, Harford County!
07/23/2020

Be counted, Harford County!

Help us help you! The more people who complete the census, the more federal funding will come to Harford County for public safety, schools, hospitals & more. Take the 2020 census today at www.2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. Thanks to Level Volunteer Fire Company for spreading the word! Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Foundation

Harford County Government
07/22/2020

Harford County Government

Harford County Director of Emergency Services Eddie Hopkins wants you to “Help Us Help You” by completing the 2020 census at www.2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. Every person not counted means $1,821 Harford County won’t get from the federal government public safety, schools, hospitals and more. Please fill out yours today. Harford County Department of Emergency Services

Harford County Government
07/21/2020

Harford County Government

As chief medical officer for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Dr. Fermin Barrueto has seen first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on Harford County residents. He urges every person who lives in Harford to complete their 2020 census, which will bring more federal dollars to the county for hospitals, emergency medical services, police, schools and more. Help us help you and fill out the census today at www.2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020.

07/21/2020
Heat safety is very important during these hot summer days. Here are some tips to beat the heat. Be safe Harford County.
07/20/2020

Heat safety is very important during these hot summer days. Here are some tips to beat the heat. Be safe Harford County.

Bill Dousa has been volunteering with Harford County’s fire and medical service for 50 years. The vice president of the ...
07/20/2020

Bill Dousa has been volunteering with Harford County’s fire and medical service for 50 years. The vice president of the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association and member of Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company has already filled out his 2020 census and wants to you fill out yours, at www.2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020, so Harford County receives as much federal funding as possible for public safety, schools, hospitals and more.

Harford County Government
07/19/2020

Harford County Government

Harford County COVID-19 update and a summer adventure program, 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 20 with County Executive Barry Glassman on WBFF FOX 45

Here’s a face to go with the voice: Hello, this is Emergency Manager Rick Ayers, and I want you to complete the 2020 cen...
07/17/2020

Here’s a face to go with the voice: Hello, this is Emergency Manager Rick Ayers, and I want you to complete the 2020 census. The census determines how much federal funding Harford County receives for public safety, schools, hospitals and more. Fill out yours today at today at www.2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. Make sure you’re counted and help us help you! Thanks, and be safe.

Harford County Department of Community Services
07/15/2020

Harford County Department of Community Services

Phillips Mill Road between Hillcroft Drive and Cosner Road in Forest Hill will be closed to all through traffic beginnin...
07/09/2020

Phillips Mill Road between Hillcroft Drive and Cosner Road in Forest Hill will be closed to all through traffic beginning on or about Wednesday, July 15 for 12 months to replace the bridge over East Branch/Winters Run. Emergency vehicles and school buses will not be permitted through the worksite. Drivers who use this roadway should make alternate arrangements. Questions about the project should be directed to 410-638-3217, ext. 2437.

Please be safe as you head outside this summer. Each year, we get 911 calls for emergencies that could have been prevent...
07/06/2020

Please be safe as you head outside this summer. Each year, we get 911 calls for emergencies that could have been prevented. Follow these tips for your next outing: Pay attention to the weather forecast, dress accordingly and bring plenty to drink. Travel on firm, dry paths away from rocks, cliffs and water. Keep your cell phone charged, hike with a friend if possible, and if you listen to music, use one earbud so you can hear other hikers or wildlife. Have fun and stay safe.

Listen in tomorrow morning:
07/05/2020

Listen in tomorrow morning:

Harford County COVID-19 update Monday, July 6 at 6:36 a.m. with County Executive Barry Glassman on WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

The Bel Air parade was cancelled this year but not the spirit of Independence Day! Photos are from a few years back. Happy 4th until we're together again.

Harford County Department of Community Services
06/18/2020

Harford County Department of Community Services

Join the Historic Hosana School Museum for a virtual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19 & 20. Visit https://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/ for more information and to register.

Harford County Department of Emergency Services's cover photo
06/18/2020

Harford County Department of Emergency Services's cover photo

ICYMI: Reopening in Harford with County Executive Barry Glassman:
06/16/2020
Your Voice: Barry Glassman

ICYMI: Reopening in Harford with County Executive Barry Glassman:

Harford county executive, Barry Glassman, discusses entering stage two of reopening, and how he plans to help businesses get back on their feet.

06/14/2020
Harford County Government

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Harford County salutes Flag Day & the birthday of the U.S. Army June 14

06/14/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Harford County salutes Flag Day & the birthday of the U.S. Army June 14

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Gov. Larry...
06/11/2020

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan on the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery:

“Harford County will continue reopening safely to the extent permitted by Gov. Hogan and will follow the additional steps allowed in Stage Two on the effective dates outlined in today’s announcement. I know that Harford County businesses are anxious to get started rebuilding their business. We will continue to interpret guidelines with as much flexibility as possible.”

For additional information and interpretive guidance please visit: https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/

Because of the early and aggressive actions taken, we have not only flattened the curve—we have actually crushed the curve in Maryland. Every one of the important metrics in our state has continued to drop across the board in every jurisdiction across the state, which now has us in position to continue with additional Stage Two reopenings.

Effective this Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m., indoor dining will be able to resume at restaurants across the state at 50% capacity with distancing and strict public health requirements. Also effective this Friday at 5:00, outdoor amusements and rides, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks may resume with appropriate health and safety protocols. Capacity restrictions at outdoor pools will increase to 50%.

Effective one week later, beginning next Friday, June 19 at 5:00, indoor gyms and other studio fitness activities may begin to safely reopen at 50% capacity with strict health, distancing, and sanitization measures. Casinos, arcades, and malls will also be able to begin resuming operations with strict safety protocols.

The fight against this virus is far from over. In fact, now more than ever, as we begin to come into contact with more people, we must all continue to remain vigilant. Our health and economic recovery depends on all of us continuing to exercise personal responsibility in order to keep ourselves, our family members, our neighbors, and our coworkers safe.

Read a comprehensive summary of today’s announcements: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/06/10/governor-hogan-announces-next-stage-two-reopenings-including-indoor-dining-and-outdoor-amusements/

Harford County Government
06/11/2020

Harford County Government

Governor Larry Hogan
06/10/2020

Governor Larry Hogan

Today at 5 p.m., I will hold a press conference to provide an update on the reopening of our economy and Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

Watch live here on Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or YouTube (live captioning available): https://bit.ly/3bvczfj

06/09/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

UPDATE: We have been advised by MD State Police that the road will be closed for 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Road Closure Notice from the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack: Route 136 is closed indefinitely between Route 1 and Route 22 due to a large sink hole. Truck traffic is being diverted at Routes 1 and 22. The sink hole is located on 136 between Cool Spring and Cool Branch Roads. Only local residential traffic will be allowed. Thank you for your cooperation.

UPDATE, AS OF JUNE 8:
06/08/2020

UPDATE, AS OF JUNE 8:

UPDATED: EFFECTIVE JUNE 8, 2020 (Mon.)

Effective Monday, June 8, Harford Transit LINK will begin extending Demand Response Service to all qualified, pre-approved clients. New applications will be accepted, but riders must be pre-approved before they can access the service.

All passengers are required to wear face masks (an exception will be made only for children age two and under). Service will be denied to anyone attempting to board without a proper face covering. Due to social distancing, demand response bus capacity will be at fifty percent. Wheelchairs will be limited to one per vehicle. Harford County Senior Activity Centers remain closed; there will be no service to these locations.

Harford Transit encourages riders to use touch-free and cashless fare payments by downloading the free Token Transit app, where riders can purchase and store bus passes on their smartphone. For more information and to download the free app, click here.

Fixed route transit service remains suspended until further notice.

Harford Transit LINK is implementing these protocols for public safety that are aligned with recommendations from Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Sign up to receive alerts at https://harfordcounty.bbcportal.com/.

Harford County executive on progress in reopening
06/08/2020
Harford County executive on progress in reopening

Harford County executive on progress in reopening

Starting Friday, many jurisdictions around Maryland entered stage two of the governor's roadmap to recovery. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman joins us to explain his plan.

Governor Larry Hogan
06/07/2020

Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland can now safely begin Stage Two of our Roadmap to Recovery and take more key steps that are critical for getting our economy back on track and to getting Marylanders back to work.

The list of Maryland businesses that are open is now much longer than the list of those few which will have to remain closed a while longer. Manufacturing, construction, large and small retail shops, specialty vendors, wholesalers, warehouses, and offices will all be open and operational in Maryland. Personal services such as nail salons and tanning salons may reopen at 50 percent capacity by appointment only and with strict safety protocols.

Additionally, as part of the state’s long-term testing strategy, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences clinical lab is now fully operational and beginning to process COVID-19 tests.

While we are excited to get much of our economy re-started, I want to be very clear: moving to Stage Two does not mean that this crisis is behind us or that we can afford to stop being vigilant and cautious.

The people of our great state have endured so much, but in the face of the most daunting challenge in our lifetime, Marylanders have been resilient, they’ve never lost hope, and they are showing what it truly means to be Maryland Strong.

Read the full news release: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/06/03/governor-hogan-announces-beginning-of-stage-two-of-marylands-covid-19-recovery-safe-and-gradual-reopening-of-workplaces-and-businesses/

06/06/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Harford County remembers D-Day and those brave souls who gave their all to keep us free.

06/05/2020
Harford County Government

Be safe:

Flood Warning issued June 5 until 8:15 p.m. by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington: Local law enforcement officials reported flooding across the area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Heavy rain has ended but flooding will continue through the evening. Deer Creek is approaching flood stage. This Flood Warning will likely be extended. Some locations that may experience flooding include Jarrettsville, Pylesville, Darlington, Forest Hill, Cardiff, Chrome Hill, Norrisville, Street, Rocks, Scarboro and Whiteford. This includes flood prone locations Big Falls Road at Little Falls near Bernoudy Road... Wiseburg Road at Little Falls near White Hall Road... Walters Mill Road at Ady Road... Shawnee Drive at Walters Mill Road... Sandy Hook Road near Deer Creek... and Darlington Road at Deer Creek Road. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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2220 Ady Rd
Forest Hill, MD
21050

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This Facebook site is a limited public forum for matters related to Harford County Government issues, programs and services. We welcome your comments and questions. You may also contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420. To view our social media comments policy, please visit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2674/Social-Media-Comments-Policy Please note, this page is not continuously monitored. For emergencies, dial 911.

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