Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS - Charles County, Maryland

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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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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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No Caption Cadet Class #25 Completes Module #1 Written Examination

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 08

As Cadet Class #25 continues to celebrate our 25 Anniversary, we continue to adapt to change with the pandemic, social distancing, school schedules, adverse weather conditions, etc. we are proud to announce today all 13 of the 16 high school cadets have successfully passed the first of three written exams towards the successful completion of Firefighter 1. In the next few days, the remaining three ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteer Fire and EMS Family Support One of Their Own

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 06

This afternoon Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department came out in force plus additional Fire/EMS departments in Charles County, Charles County Public Works, Charles County Sheriff's Office, La Plata Police, family and friends took part in a "drive-by" parade in support of Charter and Life Member Ronnie Wright formerly "Paul Frank 1"....Ronnie has the support and love from so many folks ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 49 Charles County Volunteers Respond to House Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 03

At 3:45 today La Plata VFD and surrounding volunteer fire companies responded for a reported structure fire at 7330 Crain Highway. Chief 10 (Hammett) arrived shortly after dispatch with "smoke showing from the chimney". E102 advanced attack line, FTA10 set up portable water supply tank, E11 assisting in that effort. "Attack Group Leader", Chief 11 (McCormick) advised "a possible oil furnace fire", ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County Volunteer Fire/EMS Participate in Inauguration of our 46th President of the United States.

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 20

Charles County units provided mutual aid security support during the Inauguration leaving our county very early in the morning and returning safely during the dinner hour. Thank you to our men and women who gave up their day to participate. These photos has been provided by County EMS Chief Spalding and Chief 51 before departing the staging area to their assigned posts.
... (Full Story & Photos)

units at the briefing prior to assignments
units at the briefing prior to assignments

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No Caption STATE FIRE MARSHAL KICKS OFF COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION WEEK

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 19

STATEWIDE (January 18, 2021) - Today marks the start of Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week, a grassroots effort by the nation's fire service to encourage fire prevention and life safety education. Although COVID-19 will change the look of this year's efforts, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, along with multiple fire departments throughout Maryland, will take part in physically distanced or safe ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Recreational Vehicles Destroyed by Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 16

Just after 11:15 a.m. Newburg Volunteers and surrounding departments were called to Aqualand Marina at 9610 Orland Park Road for what the caller stated, "his motor home was on fire". 41 Fire/EMS personnel responded to the incident. E143 arrived within minutes, reported "a small RV with heavy thick black smoke, passing command". Chief 10A (Frye) arrived, established command and assigned incoming units ... (Full Story & Photos)

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photo courtesy Fireman Maggi
photo courtesy Fireman Maggi

47 Volunteers Respond to Working House Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 15

During the 6 o'clock dinner hour volunteers from Waldorf and surrounding departments went to the 1300 blk Greenmont Drive. E31 reported on the scene with "heavy fire through the roof" and went to work stretching hose lines to the second floor. Tower #3 arrived with E121 beginning searches and back up lines. T11 reported to the fire floor to assist. Command was established by B/Chief 3B (Keenan) and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dentsville Volunteer Fire, EMS and Auxiliary Announce Passing of a Life Member

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 10

It is with a great sense of loss that the Dentsville Volunteer EMS, Fire, and Auxiliary, Inc., announce the passing of Richard H. Wheatley, Sr., fondly known to us all as “Harry”, on January 7, 2021.

Harry was a Life Member of our Department. He first applied for membership in June of 2000, at the age of 65, as an administrative member. He soon became interested in serving our company and our community ... (Full Story & Photos)

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