On Saturday, members of the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company were joined by members of the Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Department, and personnel from the Anne Arundel County FIre Department Anne Arundel County Fire Department, to join with the American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region in a community canvass of homes near the 400 block of Wellham Avenue. They were joined by Fire Chief Trisha Wolford and County Councilmember Sarah Lacey. The canvass followed a fire at a home on January 30th that claimed the life of a 37-year-old man. He was the county’s first fire fatality in 2019. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit determined that there were no working smoke alarms in the home. During the canvass, approximately 175 homes were visited and 46 smoke alarms were placed in 26 different homes.
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