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2016 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 679 1169
Feb 516 1178
Mar 692 1357
Apr 696 1227
May 592 1254
Jun 693 1175
Jul 705 1303
Aug 669 1319
Sep 713 1278
Oct 660 1265
Nov 692 1140
Dec 714 1354
Total 8021 15019

2017 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 628 1311
Feb 555 1247
Mar 804 1299
Apr 607 1243
Total 2594 5100  

2015 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 612 1218
Feb 703 1078
Mar 678 1238
Apr 712 1181
May 744 1311
Jun 785 1227
Jul 609 1292
Aug 752 1263
Sep 634 1221
Oct 736 1151
Nov 711 1144
Dec 626 1190
Total 8302 14514

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Cooling Centers Available During Summer Months for Extreme Heat

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 13

As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents:

Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf

Richard ... (Full Story & Photos)

High School Cadet Video Now LIVE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 08

Click on the video icon and let us know what you think, more videos are in production... (Full Story)

Dr. Seaman Appointed as Emergency Services Medical Director

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 07

Charles County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff, Esq., ICMA-CM announces the appointment of Kevin G. Seaman, M.D., FACEP as the part-time jurisdictional medical director for the Department of Emergency Services. The jurisdictional medical director is a new position reporting to Director of Emergency Services William Stephens. Seaman began his employment with Charles County Government on June 12. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County High School Fire Rescue EMS Class #21

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 23

Congratulation to Class #21 for their TEAMWORK PRIDE RESPECT throughout the year. Best Wishes to the Class for having the "highest percentage pass rate" in history for EMT!! Hard Work Does Pay Off!!... (Full Story & Photos)

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Proclaim April 23-29 as Recruit Charles County Week

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 26

On Tuesday, April 25, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 23 -29, as National Volunteer Recognition Week. During this week, the Charles County volunteer fire departments and rescue squads joined the Maryland State Firemen’s Association for a unified recruitment drive held on Sunday, April 23. Recruitment and retention is one of the biggest challenges facing volunteer fire departments. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention Safety Message from La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 07

Fire Prevention Officer Emmet O'Hare, with the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, reminds us that it's a good time to check your smoke detector.... (Full Story)

High School Cadets Make Great Work of this Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 02

Today our High School Cadets were actively containing the fire in the "flammable fire pit" during Firefighter II class..Great TEAMWORK and a Special Thanks to Hughesville VFD for supplying the pumper during the evolution's today!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Lawman Awarded Dr. Henry L. Burke Memorial Award

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 13

Congratulations to Chief Will Lawman! Chief Lawman was awarded the Dr. Henry L. Burke Memorial Award for Squad Person of the Year at the Charles County Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services Association Banquet on Friday, January 6, 2017. This is a very prestigious award presented annually. Recipients are nominated by fellow members and voted on by the Charles County Emergency Medical Association. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire/EMS Coordinator Attends MD Fire Chief's Legislative Reception in Annapolis

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 10

Last night was a very interesting evening attending the annual MD Fire Chief's Reception. During the event our own District #28 Delegate Edith Patterson (right side of photo) stopped for a "photo opportunity" along with Delegate Diane Fennell from District 47A. Our discussion was mainly involving drafting legislation to remove "real estate property tax" for current and future volunteer fire and EMS ... (Full Story & Photos)

SMVFA Honor Guard are Looking for NEW Members to Serve

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 10

Please see the attachment and pass it on to your friends in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties...... (Full Story)

MD Independent News Story December 2, 2016

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, December 02

Very Proud of Corporal LaFontant and we thank Chief Stevens for his commitment and support of our 21 years of program service!!... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 30


8-Year-Old Maryland Girl Saves Mother's Life by Calling 911

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 28

An 8-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero for calling 911 after she recognized that her mother was having a stroke.
A'nasia Clayton was home with her mother in Charles County, Maryland, when she saw that one half of her mom's face had gone slack. She quickly called 911 and described the situation to the dispatcher.

"I'm in the house with my mom and I think she's having a stroke now," A'nasia tells ... (Full Story)


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