Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

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06/07/2016
CCVFA/CCAEMS Executive Meeting

06/13/2016
CCAEMS Monthly Meeting

07/11/2016
CCVFA Monthly Meeting


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2016 Stats
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Jan 679 1169
Feb 516 1178
Mar 692 1357
Apr 696 1227
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Jan 612 1218
Feb 703 1078
Mar 678 1238
Apr 712 1181
May 744 1311
Jun 785 1227
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Aug 752 1263
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News Release - Your VOLUNTEER Fire/EMS Holiday Safety Message

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 25

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Whether you’re travelling or enjoying a backyard barbecue, the Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Associations offer some common sense tips for a safe and healthy holiday weekend:

1. Fire Safety
• When using a grill, be sure to clean it thoroughly to remove any grease or dust. Check for gas leaks.
• Use the grill outside, not in a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Touch A Truck Event POSTPONED

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 22

The event scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled due to the impending weather forecast. It is "tentatively" rescheduled for June 25th at Thomas Stone High School. I will advise further upon receipt of more information, thank you to all who were willing to participate...

... (Full Story)


NEW for 2016 Convention - Advanced Registration for MSFA Annual Convention and Conference Seminars

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 20

The MSFA Convention Committee has again partnered with MFRI, MIEMSS, MSP and Shock Trauma Center to provide educational class sessions opportunities on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday June 19-21, 2016 at the 2016 MSFA Convention.

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: Understanding & Engaging Today's Firefighters
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Command Simulation Exercise – Fire
Command Simulation Exercise – EMS ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire/EMS Units on the Northside Busy on Another Rainy Day

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 17

Shortly after 10:25 a.m. this morning units from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding area departments were dispatched for a "Large Vehicle Personal Injury Accident" with 2 subjects trapped inside at the intersection of Marshalls Corner Road @ Crain Highway. Waldorf fire units arrived and found a solid waste tractor trailer "jack knifed" and a small vehicle with heavy damage occupied ... (Full Story & Photos)

"EMS STRONG - CALLED TO CARE" EMS Week May 15th thru May 21st

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 16

The Officers of the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. want to thank all EMS providers for what you do each and every day providing the very best available emergency care to our customers; the over 150,000 citizens and visitors of Charles County. This years theme "EMS STRONG - CALLED TO CARE" is a constant reminder we answer the call each day and night because we have a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of EMT Roy "Braxton" Pyle III WVFD EMS 12

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann, May 13

It is with a heavy heart that the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. announce the passing of EMT Roy "Braxton" Pyle III of EMS Division 12 on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Braxton joined our Department in July 2004 and has severed as an EMT, Driver, and Quality Assurance Officer. Braxton is also a former Member of the Glen Burnie VFD in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was employed by the Charles ... (Full Story)


Passing of Clarence D. Carpenter

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann, May 10

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad regrets to announce the passing of Clarence D. Carpenter Jr. Past President and Life Member of PHVFD. Mr. Carpenter was also a Past President of the CCVFA, SMVFA, and MSFA.

Arrangements:

Viewing:

Friday, May 13th 2016
2pm - 4pm
6pm-8pm with Firemans Prayers at 7pm @ Potomac Heights VFD&RS
73 Glymont Rd Indian Head, MD 20640

Funeral ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County Volunteers Honored with Induction into the SMVFA Hall of Fame

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 01

Congratulations to the following volunteer members:

Ronald L. Evans - Cobb Island VFD & EMS
James Jackson - Cobb Island VFD & EMS
John "Teddy" Landstrum - Potomac Heights VFD
William "Billy" Valentine - Potomac Heights VFD


photos will be added at a later time... (Full Story)


Charles County Volunteer Honored for Years of Distinguished Service

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 01

Ronald L. Evans - Cobb Island VFD - 50 years


photo will be added at a later time... (Full Story)


2015 SMVFA FIRE PREVENTION AWARD WINNERS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 01

Congratulations to the following companies for their successful commitment to Fire Prevention for the year:

Class I - 1st Place - Cobb Island VFD
Class II - 1st Place - Benedict VFD
Class III - 2nd Place - Newburg VRS & FD
Class III - 3rd Place - Hughesville VFD

Special Projects

Class III - 1st Place for "Fire Prevention Day at School"
Cobb Island, Newburg, Bel Alton

Class V - 1st Place for "Open ... (Full Story)


SB0182 and HB0849 Signed by Governor Hogan

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 26

Public Safety - Rental Dwelling Units - Carbon Monoxide Alarms reads in part:

Altering specified requirements relating to carbon monoxide alarms as the requirements apply to rental dwelling units; requiring specified rental dwelling units, on or after April 1, 2018, to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed within the dwelling outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms, ... (Full Story & Photos)

2016 Emergency Response Symposium Registration

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 20

Please review this local extraordinary training opportunity... (Full Story)


MSFA 2016 PUBLIC FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION GRANT

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 20

MSFA has a limited number of grants available again this year. Please follow all instruction to apply for the grant.

Again we are working hard for you to support your efforts in Fire Prevention. Thank you for all that everyone is doing.

This year in support of the States Community Risk Reduction Efforts our program will be focused on those efforts. The grant this year will allow you to apply and ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

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