Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS - Charles County, Maryland

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Aug 19, 2021
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Sep 13, 2021
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Sep 27, 2021
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2021 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 677 1504
Feb 549 1433
Mar 813 1483
Apr 777 1462
May 908 1461
Jun 871 1518
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2020 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 723 1432
Feb 652 1347
Mar 720 1442
Apr 657 1267
May 709 1266
Jun 701 1318
Jul 1006 1429
Aug 969 1390
Sep 793 1386
Oct 778 1402
Nov 721 1294
Dec 730 1417

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Photos Courtesy Fire Chauffeur James Rose
Photos Courtesy Fire Chauffeur James Rose

Lightning Strikes Steeple of Church in Waldorf

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 21

33 Fire/EMS personnel responded to the Calvary Gospel Church just after 2:00 P.M. E32 and Chief 3 (Connors) arrived on scene in minutes, reporting fire showing from the roof, establishing "command". E32 stretched an attack line to the attic area, extinguished all fire, no extension, contained in steeple area, holding E32, E31, E11, T11. No injuries reported, the church was not occupied at the time ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit Announces Passing of Past Chief Atkinson

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 21

The Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit regrets to announce the passing of Past Chief Robert W. “Rob” Atkinson Sr. on Sunday July 18, 2021. Rob passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Rob served the citizens of Charles County, MD for over 30 years and retired from the US Federal Government after a distinguished career as a Firefighter, Paramedic and Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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One of Our Own Fire Service Family Needs Assistance

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 10

Yesterday the McMahon family members of Hughesville and La Plata Fire department suffered an incredible loss of property as there house caught fire and significant damage was caused and the family loss most of everything we are trying to pull together as many resources as possible for there needs in the coming days and month we are accepting clothes in the following sizes
Clothes sizes
Adult men's ... (Full Story)


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BOWFISHING BIG 5 TOURNAMENT (ALL LEGAL SPECIES)

CCVFA Committee Member Michael Ivie, June 26

Please share with everyone... (Full Story & Photos)

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this photo is a file photo from SMVFA convention
this photo is a file photo from SMVFA convention

Cobb Island Receives MSFA Fire Prevention Award

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 24

The Maryland State Firemen’s Association awarded the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS yesterday with Second Place for our year round Fire Prevention Program.

CIVFD is in the Class I category based upon the population of our first due.

Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Committee for their hard work this past year.... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA PAST PRESIDENT C. OSCAR BAKER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 24

We are so very excited for the recognition from the MSFA for the selection of former high school cadet Brenden Donais. Firefighter Donais was a great asset to the cadet program graduating last year with honors for the outstanding job while in our program. His hard work and perseverance will absolutely pay off in the next few years to come. Congratulations to his parents, both serving many years in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption GLADHILL-THOMPSON AWARD presented to Mrs. Barbara "Bobbi" Stevens - Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 24

On behalf of the 1200 active and retired volunteer members across Charles County, we offer our thanks and sacrifices Bobbi and her family have given throughout their many years. As we know, Bobbi was instrumental in the beginning years of the high school cadet program having served on many committees and represented all of us with distinction. Thank for for a job well done and we look forward to many ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Commercial Building Fire in Waldorf

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 16

Right at 7:00 P.M. this evening Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments were called to "smoke coming from the building" at 44 Industrial Park Drive. County Deputy Fire Chief 17A (Herbert) arrives a minute later confirming smoke from the building at the roof line. As fire suppression units from Waldorf 3/12 arrived, they advanced hose lines into the structure encountered heavy smoke conditions ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 09

We want to congratulate the following Department of Emergency Services Members on their promotions as follows:

Chief of EMS/SOD - Steve Finch
EMS Division Captain - Joe Summers
Lt./Paramedic Supervisor - Tracy Shaw
Lt./Paramedic Supervisor - Lindsay Cox
Lt./Paramedic Supervisor - Paul Lenharr
Lt./Paramedic Supervisor - Mark Hayes
Lt./Paramedic Supervisor - Amanda Fannin

These promotions are effective ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tenth District Volunteers Receive Higgins and Langley Award

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 09

This past weekend, several members traveled to South Bend, Indiana to receive recognition for rescuing two civilians trapped in Swift water during Tropical Storm Isaias last summer.

The members in attendance that were part of the response were Wayne Klinger Sr., John Comer, Robert Mott, Wayne Klinger Jr., and Garrett Adams. Members that were part of the response that were not able to attend the ceremony ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 06

On Sunday, June 6, the Maryland Fallen Firefighters Services Memorial held its' 2021 recognition ceremony for those fire and rescue members that died in the line of duty There were seven names of personnel from the past two years, plus three additional names of those who had died previously.

On a brutally hot afternoon, members of the families of those honored, as well as fire and rescue honor guards ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 02

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Kidde-Recalls-TruSense-Smoke-and-Combination-Smoke-Carbon-Monoxide-Alarms-Due-to-Risk-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire#... (Full Story & Photos)

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photo courtesy Ryan Pagel WVFD
photo courtesy Ryan Pagel WVFD

Two Story Middle of Row Structure Fire in Waldorf

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 01

Just after 6:30 PM Fire/EMS units from Waldorf VFD and surrounding departments were called to 3000 blk of Heathcote Road for a reported "home on fire". In minutes Waldorf E31 and Waldorf Tower #3 arrived, began an aggressive interior attack, searching for anyone inside. Fire was put out in 10 minutes with negative search results E31, TW3, E11, RE121, T11, operating. Chief 3 (Durrer) had "Command" ... (Full Story & Photos)

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