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2016 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 679 1169
Feb 516 1178
Mar 692 1357
Apr 696 1227
May 592 1254
Jun 693 1175
Jul 705 1303
Aug 669 1319
Sep 713 1278
Oct 660 1265
Nov 692 1140
Dec 714 1354
Total 8021 15019

2017 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 628 1311
Total 628 1311  

2015 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 612 1218
Feb 703 1078
Mar 678 1238
Apr 712 1181
May 744 1311
Jun 785 1227
Jul 609 1292
Aug 752 1263
Sep 634 1221
Oct 736 1151
Nov 711 1144
Dec 626 1190
Total 8302 14514

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2017 Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 23

The Annual Convention of the SO MD Volunteer Firemen's Association is coming up quickly. Hosted this year by Huntingtown VFD in Calvert County we should be reminded our very own Andrew Spalding currently serving as 2nd VP moves up to 1st VP at this years convention. It would absolutely be wonderful to have each of the Charles County departments represented to participate in the events including the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Serve Strong: Better You, Better Crew

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 22

Volunteer Firefighters in Charles County are tough, but so are the challenges we face. The health and safety choices we make affect not only ourselves, but our entire crew and all those who depend on us.

**Heart attacks cause over 50 percent of on-duty firefighter deaths each year.
**Over 390 firefighter and EMT suicides have been reported since 2014.
**Cancer is quickly becoming one of the most ... (Full Story)

National EMS Week 2017 - " EMS Strong: Always in Service"

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 22

May 21, 2017 through May 27, 2017 is National EMS Week 2017. “This year’s theme is “EMS Strong: Always in Service”. In addition, Wednesday, May 24 is EMS for Children Day. Please go to the link below for ideas on how to raise awareness about EMS in your communities, celebrate your EMT's and the service they provide, etc.

... (Full Story & Photos)

SMVFA Convention

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 20

We are quickly approaching the 70th Annual SMVFA Convention. We have not received many memorial submissions, RSVP's, or ads for the convention book.

Please remember we need all of these by March 31.

All of the information is under the convention info tab on the main page of the website.

I have also attached the convention t-shirt pre-order form. Please get that back to us so we can ensure your ... (Full Story)

Beyond Hoses and Helmets and Xbox Low Enrollment

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 08

We are just about three weeks away from the Beyond Hoses and Helmets & Xbox weekend training in North East, MD., and we may have to cancel the B H & H class because of low enrollment. Please reach out to your associations and departments and remind them of this excellent opportunity. The class is Friday evening, March 31 beginning with dinner at 6 pm at the North East Fire Company and it will continue ... (Full Story)

Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Announce the Passing of Delegate Clyde Forsee

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 08

The Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department, INC. regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Clyde Cayce Forsee. Mr. Forsee serviced the Department with dedication for over 20 years serving in many capacities to include apparatus driver as well as many administrative positions. During his last active years with the department, he served as the assistance to the Treasurer as well as a Delegate to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention Safety Message from La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 07

Fire Prevention Officer Emmet O'Hare, with the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, reminds us that it's a good time to check your smoke detector.... (Full Story)

Statewide Recruitment Day April 23, 2017

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 06

The annual Recruitment Day will be on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 12-4 PM. MSFA is working on the updated web page on as well as new posters and brochures. MSFA has uploaded a sign up sheet on the MSFA members page to get your department listed. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any recruitment committee member or email (Full Story)

High School Cadets Make Great Work of this Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 02

Today our High School Cadets were actively containing the fire in the "flammable fire pit" during Firefighter II class..Great TEAMWORK and a Special Thanks to Hughesville VFD for supplying the pumper during the evolution's today!!... (Full Story & Photos)

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Announce Funeral Arrangements for Glenn Mayhew

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 27

Please see review attachment for complete information, May He Rest In Peace!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Bill Olsen, Past President Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Passes Away

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 17

Please see attachment letter from Chief Jenkins, WVFD

Joined WALDORF VFD in 1956 at age 28

Offices held:

PRESIDENT: 1970 – 1973
VICE PRESIDENT: 1967 – 1969, 1980

DIRECTOR: 1975, 1976,
1981 (Chairman)
1982, 1983,
1984 (Chairman)
1985 (Chairman)

FIRE DIVISION ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Lawman Awarded Dr. Henry L. Burke Memorial Award

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 13

Congratulations to Chief Will Lawman! Chief Lawman was awarded the Dr. Henry L. Burke Memorial Award for Squad Person of the Year at the Charles County Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services Association Banquet on Friday, January 6, 2017. This is a very prestigious award presented annually. Recipients are nominated by fellow members and voted on by the Charles County Emergency Medical Association. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire/EMS Coordinator Attends MD Fire Chief's Legislative Reception in Annapolis

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 10

Last night was a very interesting evening attending the annual MD Fire Chief's Reception. During the event our own District #28 Delegate Edith Patterson (right side of photo) stopped for a "photo opportunity" along with Delegate Diane Fennell from District 47A. Our discussion was mainly involving drafting legislation to remove "real estate property tax" for current and future volunteer fire and EMS ... (Full Story & Photos)


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