Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

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Nov 704 1353
Dec 668 1431

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Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

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Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Associations - Cooking Safety Tips

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 15

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

What you should know about home cooking safety:

1. Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stove-top.
2. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
3. If you are simmering, baking, or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Waldorf and La Plata Volunteers Make Quick Work of a Kitchen Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 14

At noon today, dispatched from our 911 Emergency Center, Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments were called to Ryon Court in Waldorf for a reported "kitchen on fire". Units quickly arrived to find a 2 story middle of the row town-home with light smoke showing. Once inside Waldorf Engine 32 reported a kitchen fire and Truck #1 assisted with ventilation and opening up the kitchen area for possible ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteers from Cobb Island Respond to One Car Roll Over

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 12

Shortly before 3:20 today, Cobb Island Volunteers along with Bel Alton Rescue Squad #10 and Newburg Rescue Engine responded to 12000 blk Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a late model vehicle on it's side with one occupant driver trapped within. Cobb Island Volunteers with assistance of Bel Alton and Newburg went to work extricating the elderly female from the car ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Hughesville Volunteers and Special Operations Surface Water Team Make Rescues from Retaining Pond

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 11

Just after 11:00 a.m. this morning volunteer fire units were dispatched including our surface water team to Leonardtown Road at the Hughesville by-pass for a reported vehicle in the water. Hughesville Rescue Squad #2 arrived in minutes to confirm one vehicle in the retaining pond with subjects in the vehicle. The "raft" was deployed by Hughesville volunteers with the assistance of Waldorf's surface ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County High School Fire Rescue Cadet Program Receive Equipment Donation

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 06

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of accepting a donation from Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Department 25 sets of "self contained breathing apparatus" for our High School Fire Rescue Cadet Program. In attendance along with the volunteer leadership from Cobb Island and the Charles County Volunteer Fire Association President Rick Bowie was the Charles County Board of Education Superintendent Dr. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Home Heating Safety Message on Social Media

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 06

PLEASE SHARE ON DEPARTMENTAL SOCIAL MEDIA:

Safety Message: The leading factor contributing to the ignition of home heating fires was a failure to clean equipment, a factor often seen in chimney fires. Fires in which the heat source was too close to combustibles were associated with the largest shares of civilian deaths, civilian injuries, and direct property damage. Anything that can burn should ... (Full Story)


 
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Passing of Secretary Melody Hudson - Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann Jr, February 04

The Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Secretary Melody Hudson. Melody was very active in the administrative activities of the Department and was formerly an EMT. Melody Hudson is the mother of Fire Chief Danny Hudson.

Funeral arrangements for Melody Hudson:

Viewing - Wednesday, February 6, 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday, February 7, ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Passing of Past Deputy Fire Chief Paul Purcell

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann Jr, February 04

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the non-line of duty death of Past Deputy Chief Paul “PP” Purcell on Friday, February 01, 2019, following an extended battle with cancer.

Past Deputy Chief Purcell served the citizens of Charles County for 14 years, serving in many capacities, including Deputy Chief, Fire Station 12 from 2014-2015. Paul also retired from the Washington Metropolitan ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteers Battle House Fire Overnight in Cold Temperatures

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 30

This morning at about 12:30 am, our 911 center received a call from the home owner at 3275 Elsa Avenue stating his house was on fire. Volunteer Fire units totally 48 men and women from both Waldorf stations, Bryans Road, Potomac Heights, Indian Head, La Plata, with mutual aid PGFD , and numerous command officers responded to the scene to find a "working fire" on side B/C possibly in the basement. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 25

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Corporal Patrick "P.J." Mann, a school resource officer assigned to St. Charles High School in Waldorf. Cpl. Mann was found deceased inside his personal vehicle last night after it ran off the roadway in the area of Route 210 in Accokeek in Prince George’s County. His death is being investigated by the PGPD.

Cpl. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Update on Past President Bill Cooke - 1/11/2019

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 11

I had the pleasure to visit Mr. Cooke today and ask him if I could take a picture of him to share with all his friends and family. I have to say, "HE'S BACK", he is on the road to recovery, smiles, talks, and loves the St. Mary's County Rehabilitation Center. (I even received a history lesson) He and his wife Cathy are planning to go home on Tuesday. He asked to send a hearty "THANK YOU" to everyone ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Mark Belton Appointed as County Administrator Effective Feb. 4

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 08

Today, County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff, Esq., ICMA-CM, submitted his resignation to the Charles County Board of Commissioners, effective Friday, Jan. 11. As County Administrator, Mallinoff has been responsible for the day-to-day management of County Government, in accordance with the policies and directives of the Commissioners.

“It’s been my honor to work for the Charles County Government ... (Full Story & Photos)

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50 Year Service Award for Chief Dave Summers of Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 06

Chief Spalding and her membership recognizes Chief Dave Summers for 50 years distinguished volunteer service to his community and Charles County. In addition, he served Nanjemoy VFD as a Chief Officer. He also received a proclamation from our county commissioners for his service...congratulations Chief Summers...... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Summers speaking with 
Commissioner Bowling who congratulated Mr. Summers for his 50 years volunteer EMS service
Chief Summers speaking with Commissioner Bowling who congratulated Mr. Summers for his 50 years volunteer EMS service

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