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Family Pet Rescued from Kitchen Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 13

This afternoon just before 3:45 p.m. our 911 Center received calls for a "kitchen on fire" at 1007 Victoria Place in Waldorf. 42 personnel responded, E31 arriving in minutes, reported "smoke showing". Special Operations Chief 17 (Mills) arrived, established command and beginning assigning units to tasks as they arrived. E31 and E11 put the fire out immediately with remaining smoke conditions that ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption High School Cadet Class #25 Practices Fire Ground Evolutions (DAY #2)

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 18

Today we were fortunate to have Bryans Road Engine #112 and Waldorf Truck #12 on hand to allow the student cadets the opportunity to use equipment from these two pieces of apparatus. The cadets performed an assortment of "live fire" evolutions experiencing first hand what it will take to continue as a volunteer in Charles County. We thank Waldorf and Bryans Road for their kindness and another thank ... (Full Story & Photos)

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High School Cadet Class #25 Practices Fire Ground Evolutions

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 16

Our 25th Anniversary High School Cadet Class has battled through the pandemic with Charles County not having in person school days throughout the year. This group of young men and women have shown so far their courage, teamwork, work ethics and enthusiasm that will help them become active qualified firefighters. We are also proud of the class where some made it through Emergency Medical Technician ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Predawn Boat Fire in Cobb Island

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 15

Cobb Island Volunteers and surrounding departments responded to the marina behind Charlie's Restaurant at 6:35 am this morning and found a 25' boat "fully involved". Chief 6A (Higgs) arrived with RE6, ETA6, and began the extinguishment. Within minutes as additional units responding "Command" requested all remaining units to stage at Captain John's Restaurant. Fire was out in 15 minutes, overhaul process ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association Present Service Awards

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 12

The administrative officers representing the volunteer firemen's association made a trip last evening to honor 3 volunteers from Cobb Island Fire and EMS for 50 years distinguished service to their community, county, and state. We offer our sincerest thanks to these 3 volunteers for their long serving dedication to our volunteer fire service and a special thank you to our Board of County Commissioners ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Ammonia Leak Brings Fire, EMS, and HazMat to Waldorf Capital Clubhouse

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

0847 hours this morning, Fire, EMS, from Waldorf and surrounding companies responded to a reported "ammonia leak" from a location within the Capital Clubhouse Recreation Center 3033 Waldorf Market Place. E31 arrived and reported "building has not been evacuated, a white cloud coming out the back of the building". Duty Officer #3 (Jenkins) arrived, established "command" and immediately ordered evacuation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Attorney Rudolph Carrico Recognized for Outstanding Support

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

Mr. Carrico has been an outstanding supporter and friend to the Charles County Volunteer Fire/EMS for many years. In recognition of his unselfish commitment to the Charles County Volunteers we provided a small token of appreciation to him in a small ceremony prior to the start of the monthly fire association last night. Again, we thank Mr. Carrico and his staff for the long-lasting relationship and ... (Full Story & Photos)

left to right: Lisa Yates, President CCAEMS, Mr. Carrico, Rick Bowie, President CCVFA
left to right: Lisa Yates, President CCAEMS, Mr. Carrico, Rick Bowie, President CCVFA

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No Caption Mission BBQ Donates Funds to CCVFA and CCAEMS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

Last evening CCVFA and CCAEMS leaders were invited to Waldorf Mission BBQ to accept a donation as a result of their recent "Hometown Hero Cup" campaign. President Bowie and Coordinator Smith were present for the event and were humbled to receive a check for $1,359.00. This was all made possible by the outstanding customers who are so generous in purchasing these cups in support of the first responders ... (Full Story & Photos)

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County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor From the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 03

Tonight and to his complete surprise County EMS Chief Andrew Spalding was honored with the Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Service Award for his tireless efforts and personal sacrifice shown to the citizens of our county, region, and state. Chief Spalding has led the volunteer EMS system through some trying times with the COVID pandemic this past year, attending countless meetings representing the volunteers ... (Full Story & Photos)

pictured with Joellen Lawman, last years recipient
pictured with Joellen Lawman, last years recipient

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No Caption Cobb Island Fire Dept. Announces Passing Of Past EMS Captain, Michelle Lancaster

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 01

"It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Inc. announces the untimely passing of Michelle Lancaster, past EMS Captain. Michelle passed away on February 25, 2021 at her home in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Past EMS Captain Lancaster joined the department in 1997 and was a very active responder with the EMS Division during her time with our department. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Regretfully Announce Funeral Arrangements for Past Sergeant Tim Motz

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 27

To the Fire and EMS personnel/departments:

Re: Celebration of life for Firefighter Tim Motz
Thursday March 04, 2021
New Life Church
White Plains, MD
10:30- 1130 am

Per direction of Chief 3, Durrer

It is requested that Fire and EMS personnel arrive in either a Class A or Class B uniforms.

Apparatus may attend however, there will be no travel to a burial site.

Apparatus is to park in a remote ... (Full Story & Photos)

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photo courtesy PHVFD Justin Lucas
photo courtesy PHVFD Justin Lucas

Plane Crash Near Maryland Airport

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 17

At 9:47 a.m. Charles County 911 center received a call pinging from a cell phone in the area of the 6200 Bumpy Oak Road. Caller reported his Cessna 150 plane has crashed in the trees prior to the Maryland Airport, two occupants are not hurt. Fire/EMS units from Bryans Road, Potomac Heights and surrounding departments responded sending 46 personnel to the area of the Hiker-Biker Trail on Bumpy Oak ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association Present Annual Awards

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 11

With the current pandemic restrictions not allowing a venue for our annual banquet the fire association officers met last night prior to the Waldorf Volunteer membership to award three volunteer members with distinguished service awards. First recipient, Life Member Frank Fruh was recognized for 50 years distinguished service to his community and department. The second award; the Charles County VFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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