Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS - Charles County, Maryland

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2021 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 677 1504
Feb 549 1433
Mar 813 1483
Apr 777 1462
May 908 1461
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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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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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No Caption Maryland Fire Rescue Memorial Honors Ten Fallen Heroes

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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Boat Overturned with Persons on the Windy Potomac River

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 29

At 8:25 PM Fire/EMS units on the westside were dispatched for a reported "boat overturned with persons in the water" on the Potomac River near green buoy #45. Tenth District Volunteer Marine Division and surrounding marine assets responded to Sweden Point Marina and where "Command" was established by BC7B (Gimmel) launching Boat #8 and Boat #7. Boat #20 responded from NDW along with Boat #4 to assist. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 28

Opening Night at Regency Stadium is FREE to all Fire/EMS to show their appreciation for all you do each and everyday. Simply bring a copy of the attached flyer and redeem for game ticket(s) for this opener. Let's show our appreciation, take your family out to the ball game..... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cadet Class #25 Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 27

The Charles County High School Fire-Rescue Cadet Program celebrated 25 years of educational excellence with a dinner/awards ceremony held at the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department. 120 people including 15 cadets, their families, numerous members from area Fire/EMS jurisdictions, Board of Education, University of MD Fire Rescue Institute and MD Training Commission all enjoyed a wonderful ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Regretfully Announces the Passing of Past EMS Chief Wayne Wathen

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 18

The Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Past EMS Chief, Wayne Wathen. Wayne first joined our department on February 1, 1982 at the age of 18. He was a member for the next 4 years, before transferring to the Charles County Rescue Squad. Wayne then returned to our department in 1996, and became our very first EMS Chief. Wayne was also the first La Plata Police Officer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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50 Year Service Award for Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 06

At the start of the monthly Bryans Road Volunteer Fire and EMS Department business meeting the CCVFA leadership presented an award for 50 years service to Chaplain Chris Ikel along with a "Certificate of Service" from the Charles County Board of County Commissioners. We thank Chaplain Ikel for his unselfish devotion to his department, community, and our county. ... (Full Story & Photos)

CCVFA Officers and committee members
CCVFA Officers and committee members

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President Jeff Clements on right being presented his pictured SMVFA logo to be displayed proudly throughout his term
President Jeff Clements on right being presented his pictured SMVFA logo to be displayed proudly throughout his term

SMVFA Convention 2021 - COVID STYLE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 03

First, we want to congratulate Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad for being the outstanding host" for the SMVFA Annual Convention May 2, 2021. Throughout the past year many hours of planning, logistics, and patience prevailed in response to the COVID pandemic a virtual convention taking place with minimal "in person" attendance. All CDC guidelines were followed and as a result ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low In 2020

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 30

PIKESVILLE, MD – Preliminary data concerning the number of fatal fires investigated by or reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal indicates 51 Marylanders succumbed to injuries related to hostile fires. This represents a 22% decrease in fire-related deaths as compared to 65 deaths reported in 2019 and is 6% below the previous record low of 54 fire deaths recorded in 2012. Thirty-three of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Barn and House Destroyed By Fire In Hughesville

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 27

Hughesville Volunteers and surrounding departments including mutual aid from Prince George's, Calvert, and St. Mary's Counties responded for a reported "barn on fire" on Covington Road in Hughesville at about 4:00 p.m. today. Fire units from Hughesville and PGFD Baden arrived together reporting a barn that has burned to the ground with extension into the existing home feet away from the barn. Command ... (Full Story & Photos)

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