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

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
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No Caption Single Family House Fire in Marbury

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 23

At 10:40 p.m. Tenth District Volunteers and areas departments responded with 37 personnel to a "house fire" in the 4300 block of Mattawoman Creek Road. Chief 8 (Hudson) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported "fire showing in the living area" establishing command. E83 arrived moments later making an aggressive interior attack "knocking the fire down". E7 arrived and deployed a secondary attack ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Winter Safety Tips

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 17

Heating
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).

Carbon Monoxide
Often called the invisible killer, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Neighbor Calls 911 to Report Garage on Fire in Hampshire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 15

At approximately 1:25 a.m. a neighbor in the 6600 blk of Puma Court in the Hampshire community of Westlake notified Charles County 911 the garage at 6691 Puma Court was on fire. The "structure fire assignment" was dispatched bringing 39 Fire/EMS personnel to this 2 story dwelling, RE12 arrived in minutes reporting fire showing from the garage. Moments later Chief 13B (Garrett) arrived establishing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Working Fire Dispatch Sent to South Hampton

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 12

Charles County 911 Center received an emergency call from a female occupant at 5228 Greenville Drive in Bryans Road thought her clothes dryer was on fire and the smoke alarm was going off. A structure fire assignment was immediately sent to the location within minutes E112 arrived reporting "nothing evident" on side alpha. 360 size up was given with nothing evident. Chief 11 (McCormick) arrived established ... (Full Story & Photos)

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pictured left to right: SMVFA President Smith, Dave Dodson, SMVFA Secretary Darby Byrd, SMVFA Chaplain Joe Gardiner, SMVFA 1st VP Clements, SMVFA PP Higdon
pictured left to right: SMVFA President Smith, Dave Dodson, SMVFA Secretary Darby Byrd, SMVFA Chaplain Joe Gardiner, SMVFA 1st VP Clements, SMVFA PP Higdon

LODD Service Award Presented to Dave Dodson

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 10

During the CCVFA meeting last evening Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association President Randy Smith presented Dave Dodson with a LODD Service Award in memory of Jacob Hancher, past member from Waldorf VFD and Dave's Grandson. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association Election Results

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 10

Last evening during the November bi-monthly meeting of the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association the annual election for 2021 was held with the following results:

President - Rick Bowie (Indian Head VFD&EMS)
Vice President - J. R. Hayden (Waldorf VFD)
Secretary - Beverly Jarboe (Hughesville VFD&EMS)
Treasurer - William A. Frazier (La Plata VFD)
Chaplain - Joseph Gardiner (La Plata VFD)
County ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Bel Alton Volunteers Regretfully Announce the Passing of a Charter Member

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 09

By Admin Member Sarah Fowler
November 9, 2020
With great sadness, the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of charter member Gary Gene Burton.

Gary Gene Burton, 78, of Great Mills, MD, passed away on November 5, 2020, at the Solomon's Nursing Center.

Born on June 9, 1942, in Western Port, MD, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Hazel M. Burton.

Gary worked for the Safeway/Collington ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tenth District Volunteers and Surrounding Departments Go To Red Hill Drive

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, November 09

49 fire and EMS units from Tenth District and area departments including mutual aid from NDW Indian Head and NDW Stump Neck were called on to respond to a "garage on fire" with fire spreading to the house on Red Hill Drive in Pisgah. The call came to our 911 center at 3:15 p.m., in just minutes E83 first arriving reported two small sheds on fire, fire is controlled. Chief 8A (Danielson) established ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Bel Alton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Mourns the Loss of Life Member William "Willie" Albrittain

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann Jr, October 13

William Miles Albrittain, Sr.
Born – July 8, 1928 Died October 12, 2020

Willie started his Fire Service in the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department in 1943 at age 15 during World War II. He was allowed to leave High School to run calls during the day when they heard the town's alarm. He ran calls for La Plata for many years until he joined the Army in 1950. He served in the Korean War and received ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Late Night House Fire Displaces Several from Assisted Living Facility

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann Jr, October 09

At 2151hrs., Charles County Volunteer Fire Units along with Prince Georges County and NDW-Indian Head were dispatched to the 2900 Block of Fern Hill Place for a House Fire. Charles County 911 received several calls stating that a House used as a Assisted Living Facility was on fire. Chief 12B (Sutter) arrived to find a 2 Story residence with fire through the roof. It took units on the scene approximately ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Courtesy  CH12B (Sutter)
Photo Courtesy CH12B (Sutter)

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1st arriving photo courtesy EMT Robertson (Co.#14)
1st arriving photo courtesy EMT Robertson (Co.#14)

Early Morning House Fire in Newburg

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 03

Charles County 911 Center received a call at 4:08 a.m. this morning that the trailer was on fire on Mary Barnes Place in Newburg. The "Structure Fire" assignment was immediately dispatched bringing 49 Fire/EMS members including mutual aid from King George, St. Mary's, and Dahlgren NDW. E143 arrived with A148 reported a "mobile trailer" fully involved deploying an attack line to the fire. Chief 10A ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Waldorf Volunteer Past Chief Dan Stevens Nominated for Smith N. Stathem Memorial Safety Award

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 02

WVFD Past Chief and Retired MFRI Coordinator Dan Stevens was nominated for the following award during SMVFA Annual Convention

The Smith N. Stathem, Jr. Memorial Safety Award is established in 1998 by the MSFA Safety Committee and the family of MSFA Past President Stathem. The award was accepted by the MSFA Executive Committee in 1997. This award is to be presented each year at the Annual MSFA Convention ... (Full Story & Photos)

Pictured left to right:
Chief Stevens, SMVFA President Smith, MSFA President Walker, Outgoing SMVFA President Ridgell
Pictured left to right: Chief Stevens, SMVFA President Smith, MSFA President Walker, Outgoing SMVFA President Ridgell

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Chief Jenkins accepts his honor from SMVFA Past President Ridgell and current President Smith
Chief Jenkins accepts his honor from SMVFA Past President Ridgell and current President Smith

Waldorf Volunteer Past Chief Ben Jenkins and Past Chief Pete Demarr Inducted into the SMVFA Hall of Fame

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 02

During the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Meeting held at the Newburg VFD on Monday evening, Waldorf Volunteer Past Chief Ben Jenkins and Past Chief Pete Demarr were inducted into the SMVFA Hall of Fame.

Past Chief Jenkins and Chief Demarr join several of our other members who have already been inducted to the SMVFA Hall of Fame with this distinct honor in years past. The SMVFA ... (Full Story & Photos)

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