Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

Meeting Announcements
04/30/2016 - 05/01/2016
Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

05/03/2016
CCVFA/CCAEMS Executive Meeting

05/09/2016
CCVFA Monthly Meeting

05/16/2016
County Chief's Meeting

05/19/2016
Board of Fire Rescue Commission

06/13/2016
CCAEMS Monthly Meeting


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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc.
Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

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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)

Recruitment Ad to Feature in Blue Crab Subscription

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 15

Anyone with the desire to help out within your community, your one phone call away from the beginning of an exciting opportunity. Look for this ad to appear throughout Southern MD over 50,000 copies and 3 months online....... (Full Story & Photos)

HIGH SCHOOL CADET PROGRAM HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 14

Become a High School Cadet Today - Your Future Is In Your Hands!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Nozzle Forward, May 7th & 8th 2016

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 08

About "The Nozzle Forward"

The one thing that every fire department in the country has is fire hose. The one event that happens on every single fire is a hose-line gets pulled and water gets flowed. The Nozzle Forward is a class for engine company crews. It is not a collection of technique; it is an adaptable system of hose line management and fire attack. It is focused around fighting fire, interior ... (Full Story)


Sprinklers Do Save Lifes - The Next One Might Be Yours

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 16

Legislators in Annapolis are currently hearing opponents making the attempt to allow jurisdictions throughout Maryland to "opt out" of the current law requiring sprinkler systems in new homes. More information will be posted as it develops.... (Full Story)


 
SLOW DOWN - PAY ATTENTION - MOVE OVER

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 14

ATT: Motorists driving through our county; PLEASE, when you approach emergency red, white, blue and yellow flashing lights that means your fire and emergency medical personnel and law enforcement are actively trying to make a difference in someone's life. Especially during inclement weather including high winds, snow, ice and rain we ask you to SLOW DOWN - PAY ATTENTION - MOVE OVER. Please don't let ... (Full Story)


 
Volunteer Fire and EMS Are Recognized For Their Bravery and Dedication

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 02

Today the Charles County Board of County Commissioners recognized some of our volunteer fire and EMS members for "Doing What They Are Trained To Do" in saving the lives of our citizens. As a direct result of their outstanding work two lives were saved and both residents from Charles County have made a 100% recovery. In one case, a young teen called 911 because his 5 year old little brother stopped ... (Full Story & Photos)

Help Your Fire Hydrant Breath

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 26

Although we appreciate their hard work, snow plows are not forgiving in our communities. The volunteer firefighters in our county need your help clearing out the snow from fire hydrants on your streets. 3 feet in all directions will greatly increase our ability to help you in case of an emergency.


Photo Courtesy: Pete Piringer (MCFR)
... (Full Story & Photos)

Attention Natural Gas Home Owners - CO (Carbon Monoxide) ALERT

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 26

CAUTION: a potential increase level of CO (Carbon Monoxide) in the homes of natural gas home owners, in part because of gas vents covered by snow. Take precautions, please follow instructions below. If you use natural gas, please make sure your exterior venting is clear of snow. If you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and then call 911
... (Full Story & Photos)

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Weather

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 20

The National Weather Service is predicting a potential for a winter storm on Friday, Jan. 22. As the temperature drops, residents are encouraged to equip themselves and their loved ones for snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, blizzards, and other winter hazards.

Before a Winter Storm
•Create an emergency supply kit equipped with a three-day water supply, food that will not spoil, one change of clothing ... (Full Story & Photos)

SMOKE DETECTORS CAN SAVE LIVES!!! YOU NEED ONE TO SAVE A LOVED ONE!!!

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 19

Sadly, early this morning two small children, their grandmother and grandfather perished in a house fire in Prince George's County. In addition, it is the one year anniversary of the Annapolis mansion fire that took the lives of two children and their grandparents...BOTH OF THESE INCIDENTS NO SMOKE DETECTOR WAS WORKING IN THESE HOMES!!! The Charles County Volunteer Fire/EMS Service ask everyone to ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

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Massive Conn. Coop Fire Kills 80K Chickens
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