Community Government Health 

Frederick County Emergency Responders to Conduct Community Preparedness Seminar on June 2

Frederick County emergency responders will conduct a free community preparedness seminar on June 2 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick. Attendance will be restricted to the first 30 registrants and will be closed on May 25. Register for the seminar at www.tinyurl.com/CommunityPreparednessSeminar. The Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Department of Emergency Management, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, The City of Frederick Police Department, Maryland State Police and Maryland Department of Health have…

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Glade Valley Government News 

Emergency Management Partners with National Weather Service to Offer SKYWARN® Flood Course

Do you have an interest in weather, specifically, heavy rain and flooding? Would you like to be able to help your local National Weather Service office by providing the ground truth on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations? Then consider attending the SKYWARN® program Flood course. By attending this course, you will be trained by NWS personnel to recognize different types of flooding, learn how it is forecast and what causes it to occur, and get an in-depth look into the science of hydrology. The SKYWARN® Basics course is…

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Glade Valley Government 

Recycling Expansion Announced

To encourage recycling in Frederick County, the Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) will expand its recycling collection program to allow multi-family properties and some small businesses to opt into the service. The DSWM implemented single-stream recycling collection in 2009 as a program for single-family households. Now, multi-family properties with nine (9) or fewer units as well as specific categories of small businesses located in residential neighborhoods have the opportunity to opt-in to this program. Multi-family properties with 10 or more units already are required by State law to provide recycling to their tenants. County Executive…

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Glade Valley Government 

Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program Helps Households Maintain Septic Systems

Frederick County’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) is launching the 2018 Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program to encourage property owners to have their septic systems pumped out every five years. Regular pumping of septic systems every five years maintains the effectiveness and longevity of systems and reduces nutrient leaching over time. “Frederick County is excited about implementing this new program,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “It is important to inform our residents about the things they can do at home to protect water quality. This rebate will provide incentive to do so while also saving…

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Government News 

County Executive Gardner Appoints Fox as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner is pleased announce the appointment of Kevin Fox as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of the Division of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services. The County Council confirmed Mr. Fox’s appointment today. “Kevin brings years of experience in both the volunteer and career fire service,” Executive Gardner said. “He is well-respected professional and will hit the ground running. As the Director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, he will be able to listen to the many needs of volunteers around the county, represent their interests, and build consensus on complex issues.…

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