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CCVFA Officers and committee members
CCVFA Officers and committee members

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)

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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)

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

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No Caption 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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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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No Caption Family Pet Rescued from Kitchen Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 13

This afternoon just before 3:45 p.m. our 911 Center received calls for a "kitchen on fire" at 1007 Victoria Place in Waldorf. 42 personnel responded, E31 arriving in minutes, reported "smoke showing". Special Operations Chief 17 (Mills) arrived, established command and beginning assigning units to tasks as they arrived. E31 and E11 put the fire out immediately with remaining smoke conditions that ... (Full Story & Photos)

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High School Cadet Class #25 Practices Fire Ground Evolutions (DAY #2)

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 18

Today we were fortunate to have Bryans Road Engine #112 and Waldorf Truck #12 on hand to allow the student cadets the opportunity to use equipment from these two pieces of apparatus. The cadets performed an assortment of "live fire" evolutions experiencing first hand what it will take to continue as a volunteer in Charles County. We thank Waldorf and Bryans Road for their kindness and another thank ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption High School Cadet Class #25 Practices Fire Ground Evolutions

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 16

Our 25th Anniversary High School Cadet Class has battled through the pandemic with Charles County not having in person school days throughout the year. This group of young men and women have shown so far their courage, teamwork, work ethics and enthusiasm that will help them become active qualified firefighters. We are also proud of the class where some made it through Emergency Medical Technician ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Predawn Boat Fire in Cobb Island

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 15

Cobb Island Volunteers and surrounding departments responded to the marina behind Charlie's Restaurant at 6:35 am this morning and found a 25' boat "fully involved". Chief 6A (Higgs) arrived with RE6, ETA6, and began the extinguishment. Within minutes as additional units responding "Command" requested all remaining units to stage at Captain John's Restaurant. Fire was out in 15 minutes, overhaul process ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 12

The administrative officers representing the volunteer firemen's association made a trip last evening to honor 3 volunteers from Cobb Island Fire and EMS for 50 years distinguished service to their community, county, and state. We offer our sincerest thanks to these 3 volunteers for their long serving dedication to our volunteer fire service and a special thank you to our Board of County Commissioners ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ammonia Leak Brings Fire, EMS, and HazMat to Waldorf Capital Clubhouse

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

0847 hours this morning, Fire, EMS, from Waldorf and surrounding companies responded to a reported "ammonia leak" from a location within the Capital Clubhouse Recreation Center 3033 Waldorf Market Place. E31 arrived and reported "building has not been evacuated, a white cloud coming out the back of the building". Duty Officer #3 (Jenkins) arrived, established "command" and immediately ordered evacuation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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left to right: Lisa Yates, President CCAEMS, Mr. Carrico, Rick Bowie, President CCVFA
left to right: Lisa Yates, President CCAEMS, Mr. Carrico, Rick Bowie, President CCVFA

Attorney Rudolph Carrico Recognized for Outstanding Support

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

Mr. Carrico has been an outstanding supporter and friend to the Charles County Volunteer Fire/EMS for many years. In recognition of his unselfish commitment to the Charles County Volunteers we provided a small token of appreciation to him in a small ceremony prior to the start of the monthly fire association last night. Again, we thank Mr. Carrico and his staff for the long-lasting relationship and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mission BBQ Donates Funds to CCVFA and CCAEMS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 09

Last evening CCVFA and CCAEMS leaders were invited to Waldorf Mission BBQ to accept a donation as a result of their recent "Hometown Hero Cup" campaign. President Bowie and Coordinator Smith were present for the event and were humbled to receive a check for $1,359.00. This was all made possible by the outstanding customers who are so generous in purchasing these cups in support of the first responders ... (Full Story & Photos)

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pictured with Joellen Lawman, last years recipient
pictured with Joellen Lawman, last years recipient

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)

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