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
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2 Male Canoe Occupants Successfully Rescued on the Lower Potomac

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 23

10:26 p.m. this evening 27 Charles County Volunteers responded to the Potomac River in the area of Morgantown Road for a reported "canoe flipped in the water" with two souls in the water. The water rescue assignment was immediately dispatched bringing Newburg Volunteer Fire Boat #14, Cobb Island Volunteer Boat #6, Tenth District Volunteer Boat #8 and the dive units from our dive rescue company. Command ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Jeff Clements, Chief of 911
Jeff Clements, Chief of 911

Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 17

Message from Chief Clements:

Two weeks ago I asked if I could have a prayer or positive thought of support as I was about to interview for a job that I’ve waited a long time for. I was overwhelmed at the amount of support I received from that one post and I knew I had to do may absolute best in that interview for all of you. This afternoon I received the phone call I’ve been waiting for. Effective ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Former County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 16

SMSgt Guy Yesse (Retired) 4Apr1987-1Jul2020. Due to COVID, it took some time and great support from the NYS HQ and my family but we were able to have the retirement ceremony on 13 Sept 2020. I am very proud to have served 33 years, but its the love of my family and friends that made everyday and every deployment worth it in my heart and mind. I was also very honored to have friends from my military ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo courtesy WVFD
Photo courtesy WVFD

House Fire Brings North Side to Bannister

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 15

Approximately 4:15 p.m. today Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments answered the call for a "house on fire" on Ferrell Court in the Bannister Section of Waldorf. 43 members from Charles County with mutual aid from PGFD arrived on the scene; BC17A arrived reporting a duplex dwelling with "fire showing from second floor to the rear of the dwelling". E32 and E31 stretched hose lines and extinguished ... (Full Story & Photos)

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9-11 Remembrance for County Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 11

While the world honored those "who gave it their all" and continue serving our volunteer fire, EMS, and law enforcement attended a 9-11 Remembrance hosted by Mission BBQ of Waldorf. We thank Susanne Dickerson and the staff for the wonderful meal acknowledging this day that "will never be forgotten"!

Special Thanks to the Officers and Members from Waldorf VFD for the use of their Tower and Ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 03

The state’s Board of Public Works on Wednesday reversed course on the proposed elimination of one of the Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation medevac units on the Eastern Shore and ordered no action be taken on the proposed budget cuts.

During its July meeting, the state’s three-member Board of Public Works (BPW) considered several significant budget cuts in the wake of anticipated revenue shortfalls ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hughesville Volunteers Awarded AFG Grant for Equipment

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 20

A $44,360 through Federal Emergency Management Agency for new 4” hose and appliances has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

"The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. is very thankful to receive the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 20

On behalf of the Charles County Fire and EMS Associations, we would like to thank the Charles County Government employees who assisted with the authorization and placement of these plaques for everyone to view at the governmental building on Baltimore Street.

Left Plaque = Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Award "for outstanding and dedicated service to the EMS Association"

Middle Plaque = 50 Years Service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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COVID Phase III Vaccine Trial

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 12

Highest Jurisdictional Officials: Please see attached information on how to register for the Phase III COVID vaccine trial.
If you have questions, please let me know and I connect you to Dr. Laurens.

Thank you

Timothy P. Chizmar, MD, FACEP
State EMS Medical Director
MIEMSS
653 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
tchizmar@miemss.org
Office 410.706.0880
Fax 410.706.0853
www.miemss.org

... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 3 Persons Rescued from Swift Water Emergency

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 04

At 8:47 a.m. this morning, Charles County 911 center received calls advising two vehicles were swept from the roadway on Prince Frederick Road at Swanson Creek on the Charles/Prince George's County line. 49 members including our Special Operations Division, Dive/Rescue Team, and mutual aid resources from PGFD responded to the scene. Hughesville Chief 2 (Matt Herbert) arrived, established command and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Member Douglas Hands Recognized for Heroic Actions

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 27

On October 4, 2019, Mr. Douglas Hands was a passenger in a work vehicle, and noticed a vehicle stopped on the top of the Nice/Middleton Bridge. Mr. Hands thought the vehicle was disabled and his coworker attempted to drive around the stopped vehicle. As they were driving around, Mr. Hands noticed that a female subject had started to climb the wall of the bridge. At that time, Mr. Hands told his coworker ... (Full Story & Photos)

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                 photo courtesy neighbor
photo courtesy neighbor

Early Morning House Fire with Reported People Trapped

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 09

Charles County 911 received a call at 2:13 a.m. that "smoke and flames were coming out of the roof" from the house located at 1011 Kenneth Court in Indian Head. NDW Truck #20, E201 and E91 arrived very quickly, T20 established "command" confirming fire through the roof and went to work with units on scene gaining entry to locate the reported person trapped under extremely heavy fire conditions. Moments ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Occupied Vehicle Swept Away in Flooded Roadway

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 07

This was a very busy night for all fire, EMS, 911 Centers and Law Enforcement across the region. At 1:22 a.m. in Hughesville, just as the calls for service seemed to slow down SHA reported to Charles County 911 they saw a vehicle attempt to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek. Fire/EMS units including "Swift Water Technicians" and assets from Charles, Prince George's, Calvert, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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