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
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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc.
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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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Charles County Flag Ordered to Half Staff

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 06

Good morning, this is to advise that Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. ordered the Charles County flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff on sunset of May 11, 2020.

This action is to honor La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Past Fire Chief John Matthews who served over 75 years.
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Roll Call COVID-19 Testing

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 05

Host Jeff Duer and Chief of EMS, John Filer talk with Samantha Lane, Infection Prevention Specialist with Charles Regional Medical Center about COVID-19 testing and the measures CRMC takes to prevent infections.... (Full Story)


 
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RollCall: Coping with COVID-19

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 29

Host Jeff Duer talks with career and volunteer Fire and EMS Chiefs about how the stations, staff, and providers are coping with COVID-19. In the second segment, Jeff talks with two providers recovering from COVID-19.

Roll Call is an internal podcast that provides training and other relative information to emergency services providers through out the County. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt this ... (Full Story)


 
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No Caption Southern Maryland PPE Heat Sanitizing Module

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 28

We believe that heat is the most effective way to sanitize PPE. Others have told us to look at UV Sanitation and Vaporized H2O2. The problem with those two solutions is that America is running out of UV lightbulbs and H2O2. On the flip side, America has plenty of oil and plenty of steel!

Proposed Solution
Our solution is a modular steel box with an external oil furnace. This design heats the internal ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Donning and Doffing PPE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 16

Thanks to the DES Hazmat Division for participating in these videos/podcasts to provide us with useful information in protecting ourselves.
Please share with your members as appropriate....... (Full Story)


 
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DES: Roll Call - Peer Support

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 16

Host Jeff Duer and Chief of EMS talk with Courtney Shannon about Peer Support Services. Peer Support is for all public safety personnel in Charles County and can be reached at DESPeerSupport@CharlesCountyMD.gov or by calling 240-532-0558.... (Full Story)


 
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Message from County Administrator Mark Belton

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 14

Please review and share this message as appropriate... (Full Story)


 
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No Caption What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 13

Tornado Watch: Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Meal Vouchers Delivered to Volunteer Fire and EMS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 09

Had the privilege to have Mr. Rudy Carrico, Attorney at Law and Larry Foster of Evergreen Disposal Services stop by the office to offer 50 meal vouchers for our volunteer fire and EMS currently working "on the front lines" in defense of the pandemic in our county. These vouchers will be given to operational volunteer members throughout the county to enjoy a delicious meal from Rucci's Restaurant in ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Charles County Dive and Rescue Teams Find Body of Maeve Townsend, Search Continues for Her 8-Year-Old Son April 6, 2020

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 08

Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Charles County Dive and Rescue Team has been onsite for days providing their assistance to Anne Arundel Fire, and others, and after a days-long search that involved aviation, underwater imaging sonar technology, police and members of the Charles County Dive and Rescue, members recovered Maeve McKean’s body in approximately 25 foot deep water about 2.5 miles ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Symptoms for CORONAVIRUS Disease 2019

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 03

PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH OUR PUBLIC... (Full Story)


 
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