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County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, along with Police Chief Lisa Myers and Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn, announced new enhancements to the county’s opioid alert protocol. The current system uses social media alerts to keep the public informed and raise awareness about overdoses in Howard County. The new updates include a more targeted use of data to give localized alerts, “bad batch” alerts to help prevent lethal overdoses, and regional alerts to strengthen prevention measures.
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Executive Kittleman names Merson to serve as interim fire chief

Executive Kittleman names Merson to serve as interim fire chief

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today named Deputy Chief Daniel G. Merson to serve as the Interim Fire Chief for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services effective September 1, 2018. Merson will assume the position being vacated by Chief John S. Butler who was recently appointed chief of the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department.
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