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
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No Caption 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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Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Recruitment

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 06

Special thanks to Jamie Hubenschmidt for the wonderful production of the video and to Cadet Class #24 for their participation as well...... (Full Story)


 
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No Caption Bedroom on Fire Brings 38 Volunteer Firefighters to La Plata

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 01

Just at 2:00 p.m. 911 received a call the "bedroom of their home was on fire" sounding the "structure fire" assignment to 6800 Glen Albin Road. Units arrived in a minute to find a fire burning on the bed within the master bedroom and was extinguished. Fire Marshal's Office notified, small child playing with a candle accidentally caught the bed on fire....... (Full Story & Photos)

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United In Service Video

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 26

Promotional video for "United In Service". A collaborative training initiative focusing on Diversity and Inclusion within the fire service.... (Full Story)


 
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No Caption Benedict Volunteer Fire EMS, CCSO and MSP Conducting A Birthday Drive-by

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 20

It was 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, the Benedict Volunteers along with Charles County Sheriff's Office and MD State Police made "lil man" DeClan Bennett smile on his 4th birthday. In spite of the rainy weather it did not stop their mission to be sure Mill Creek Road was full of fire trucks and police cars with lights aglow! Declan's Mom was quoted as saying "thanks to everyone, the smile on his ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Bel Alton Volunteers Announce This Months Super Star

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 19

EMS Chief Poole is introducing their newest Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician Becky Grossman. EMT Grossman passed the Maryland Emergency Medical Examination last Saturday and immediately went into another examination for National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification were she has successfully completed this certification. EMS Chief Poole states, "EMT Grossman is a great asset to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA Convention Message

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 12

Please take a few minutes to watch this message from MSFA Convention Committee Chair, Ron Siarnicki. We hope to see your participation in our 2020 virtual convention coming up the week of June 21st!... (Full Story)


 
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The First Amendment and Social Media: What firefighters need to know

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 12

I found this article online today and wanted to share. Please share this on your departments social media for your members, its worth reading:

Following civil unrest, several firefighters have spilled their frustrations onto social media – and there have been consequences, with some firefighters forced to resign and others under investigation. Here, Chief Marc Bashoor breaks down how the First Amendment ... (Full Story)


 
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Maryland State Flag Ordered to Half-Staff

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 08

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Sunday, June 7, 2020 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, June 7, 2020 for Fire and Rescue Memorial Remembrance Day. This day honors all fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel from the State of Maryland who have lost their lives in the line of duty.... (Full Story)


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Maryland State Flag Ordered to Half-Staff

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 08

This is to advise that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, Sunday, June 7, 2020 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, June 7, 2020 for Fire and Rescue Memorial Remembrance Day. This day honors all fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel from the State of Maryland who have lost their lives in the line of duty.... (Full Story & Photos)

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thanks to Billy Charles for the early arriving photo
thanks to Billy Charles for the early arriving photo

2nd Alarm Struck for Town-home Fire In Waldorf

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 02

just after midnight 911 center received calls for a house on fire on Tanglewood Drive in Acton Village. House fire assignment was immediately dispatched sending 54 fire and EMS personnel to the scene. Waldorf Engine 31 arrived shortly after dispatch reporting "fire showing" established command, conducted their "360 size up" reporting in the rear "heavy fire requesting the 2nd alarm" assignment. Attack ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Recycling PPE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 12

DES Chief of EMS, John Filer, explains how to recycle PPE. This process only applies to N95 mask, without the exhalation port, goggles and face shields. Recycling bins are located at CRMC, D1, D2, D3 and the Detention Center. Only CRMC accepts goggles and face shields.... (Full Story)


 
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No Caption Waldorf Volunteers and Surrounding Departments Answer The Call

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 11

45 fire and EMS members responded to a "reported house on fire with someone possibly trapped" in the 2600 blk of Pebblebrook Terrace in the Stream-Vista sub-division of Waldorf. Engine 31 and County Fire Chief Kaufmann arrived in the scene in minutes confirming "heavy fire conditions" on the second floor and requested the "working fire dispatch". County Chief Kaufmann established "command" fire-ground ... (Full Story & Photos)

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