Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS - Charles County, Maryland

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2019 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 758 1389
Feb 504 1336
Mar 576 1368
Apr 787 1339
May 824 1421
Jun 804 1443
Jul 728 1522
Aug 738 1443
Sep 738 1424
Oct 934 1470
Nov 757 1285
Dec 695 1519

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No Caption Funeral Announcement for Cobb Island Volunteer Past Member Robert (Bob) Bornschein

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 28

Robert J. Bornschein, 55, of Newburg, MD, passed away Jan. 23, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 1, 2020 at 11 am, Pastor Joe Blanton officiating.

Bob was born in New York April 24, 1964 to Robert and Elizabeth Bornschein. He graduated from Stephan Decator High School in Sigonella, Italy.

Bob held various jobs during his life including ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vegetation Sparks Structure Fire in Bel Alton

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 27

11:05 p.m. Charles County Volunteers were dispatched to a "structure fire". Bel Alton Volunteers arrived with fire showing from side delta with extension into the attic and “went to work”! LaPlata Truck 1 arrived to assist with extension and overhaul. Waldorf E32 operated with second hand line, water supply was established, Command Chief10A (Frye) has command, requesting Fire Marshals Office, holding ... (Full Story & Photos)

This photo courtesy Bel Alton VFD upon arrival
This photo courtesy Bel Alton VFD upon arrival

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No Caption Volunteers Respond to Structure Fire in Pomfret

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 24

Passer-by called our 911 center to report a "chimney fire" on Clearview Place in Pomfret sending La Plata, Bryans Road, Potomac Heights, Tenth District, Bel Alton, Waldorf, Indian Head, and Cobb Island EMS responding to the scene with 49 volunteers. Battalion Chief 1B arrived established command followed by E12 and T1 who made an aggressive attack from the front. Chief 1 arrived assumed command, Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Frigid Temperatures Bring Waldorf Volunteers and Surrounding Departments Responding to House Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 21

at 4:40 a.m. Charles County 911 received a call for a house on fire at Maplewood Court and Greenwood Drive in Waldorf. 42 fire and EMS members reported to the scene to find "fire showing" from the bay window area of the structure and "went to work". Command was established by Utility #3 (Schoolnick) who confirmed all occupants out safely. E31 reported "hoarder" conditions throughout and hole in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Courtesy WVFD Greg Crowe shows conditions upon arrival
Photo Courtesy WVFD Greg Crowe shows conditions upon arrival

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No Caption Afternoon Extrication Brings Fire/EMS to Leonardtown Road and Route #488

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 17

At 3:43 this afternoon Charles County Fire and EMS departments responded to a reported "auto accident with entrapment" at Route #488 and Route #5. County Fire Chief Kaufmann arrived immediately from dispatch, established "command" confirming a two vehicle accident with one pinned inside. Waldorf Squad #3 arrived, removed the door where the patient was located. BC3A (Mills) arrived with other units ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Girl Scout Troop #823 Receive Badge with Training From Bryans Road Volunteers

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 17

On Wednesday night January 15, 2020 Bryans Road Volunteer EMS had the pleasure of meeting with Girl Scout Troop #823 that ultimately earned the troops "first aid badge". The troop was taught the signs and symptoms of shock, hypothermia, bleeding and bandaging. It was our pleasure to support our community and the Girl Scout Troop #823, Congratulations to Bryans Road EMS and these young ladies in their ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Cobb Island Volunteers Regretfully Announce the Passing of Life Member Ernest William Kalinowsky

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 17

January 17, 2020
We regret to announce the passing of Life Member / Auxiliary Member:

Ernest William Kalinowsky
December 29, 1936 - January 13, 2020

Ernie joined the Operational side of the department in 2006, achieved his EVOC certification in 2008, and First Responder certification in 2009. Ernie joined the Auxiliary around 2008 to further support the department form both sides. He was a very ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteer Fire and EMS Community Support Makes Regional News

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 07

Please share this article as appropriate...we thank Addison Likins from the MD Independent for the very nice story and look forward to his stories in the future... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Kris Kringle Christmas Market a Huge Success for Our Volunteers

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 07

In mid December the Charles County Fire and EMS Association Volunteers partnered with the Southern Maryland Food Bank and Charles County Fair Board to present to the community a wonderful holiday event shared throughout and viewed by thousands. Despite the rainy Friday and Saturday, we are so happy that our citizens from across the region were in attendance and we want to pay a special thanks for ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Volunteers Host Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 06

Friday evening January 3rd, 2020 the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services hosted their annual awards ceremony and Installation of Officers Banquet. Many gathered for a wonderful meal by the Waldorf Jay Cees and members received awards for their contributions and service to the community, associations, county, and state. It ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Special Recognition Award Presented to Tom Hutchinson

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 06

During the 2020 banquet President Bowie and Butch Frazier presented Tom Hutchinson (center) with an award for his efforts in Fire Prevention for the last few years. We thank Tom for his contributions to the fire prevention program and wish him well on his next endeavors.... (Full Story & Photos)

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50 Year Service Award for David B. Dodson of La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 06

During the 2020 Installation of Officers Banquet David B. Dodson, longtime member from the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department was recognized for 50 distinguished years service to the department and community he serves. In addition, he also received a proclamation from our county commissioners for his service...congratulations Dave, we thank you for your service and commitment to the fire and EMS associations.... (Full Story & Photos)

Pictured left to right: Butch Frazier, Dave Dodson, Commissioner Gilbert Bowling, President Bowie
Pictured left to right: Butch Frazier, Dave Dodson, Commissioner Gilbert Bowling, President Bowie

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Pictured left to right: Dave Dodson, Bev Jarboe, Chief Hayden, Butch Frazier, President Bowie, Special Ops Chief Dennis Mills, Jr., Waldorf President Tom Edwards
Pictured left to right: Dave Dodson, Bev Jarboe, Chief Hayden, Butch Frazier, President Bowie, Special Ops Chief Dennis Mills, Jr., Waldorf President Tom Edwards

2019 Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association Memorial Service Award Presented to Past Chief James R. Hayden

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 06

During the 2020 Joint Fire/EMS Installation of Officers Awards Banquet held Friday evening, Past Fire Chief James R. Hayden of the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department was awarded the Fire Association Service Award for his outstanding service over the years. Chief Hayden is also the Vice President for the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association and a delegate to the Southern Maryland Volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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