Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

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09/06/2016
CCVFA/CCAEMS Executive Meeting

09/12/2016
CCVFA Monthly Meeting

09/15/2016
Board of Fire Rescue Commission

09/19/2016
County Chief's Meeting

09/26/2016
Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association Meeting

10/10/2016
CCAEMS Monthly Meeting


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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
Jul 609 1292
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Sep 634 1221
Oct 736 1151
Nov 711 1144
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MSFA SAFER Grant Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 26

Maryland State Firemen's Association Policies and Procedures Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program
Effective Date: June 18,2016

POLICY
It shall be the policy of the Maryland State Firemen's Association to maximize the retention of qualified active volunteer fire and rescue personnel through the use of a SAFER funded College Tuition Reimbursement Program for any member or a member's immediate ... (Full Story)


125th Anniversary Regional Events around the State of Maryland

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 22

MSFA President Michael Davis has scheduled his first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association for Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 Southwestern Blvd., Arbutus, MD. The meeting for Saturday will be called to order promptly at 0900 hours and end at 12 noon.

The Full Schedule for the the August 27-28 ... (Full Story)


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MSFA!

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 17

Through the 2016 to 2017 Year, the Maryland State Firemen's Association is celebrating it's 125th year of service to the Emergency Services of the State of Maryland! During each of the Executive Committee Meeting weekends there will be special activities that we would like to invite you to take part in. For a full list of these Activities and the schedule around them, please see our MSFA Website @ ... (Full Story)


2ND ANNUAL 911 REMEMBRANCE FOR FIRE / EMS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 17

PLEASE JOIN YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR A FAMILY EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 11TH BEGINNING AROUND 1:00 P.M. SOUTHERN MD FIRE/EMS/AUXILIARY MEMBERS ARE INVITED AND CAN BRING THEIR FAMILIES. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AROUND 1:15 P.M. FEATURING OUR SMVFA HONOR GUARD, FOLLOWED BY "FIRST PITCHES" BY THE THREE "TRI-COUNTY FIRE/EMS CHIEFS". VIDEOS WILL BE SHOWN BETWEEN INNINGS, LIVE ON THE FIELD INTERVIEWS ... (Full Story)


VCOS Symposium in the Sun, Clearwater Beach Florida November 10 - 13, 2016

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 15

IAFC-VCOS Symposium in the Sun Scholarship Opportunity

2016 VCOS Symposium in the Sun
Preparing Your People, Tools, Department and Community
Education Sessions

TAKE OUR PEOPLE TO THE TRAINING - The MSFA and MFCA Training and Recruitment & Retention committees have joined together to sponsor the scholarship for the VCOS Symposium in the Sun. The leadership training available at this symposium will ... (Full Story & Photos)

Recruitment/Retention Workshop Available

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 15

Recruitment workshop that is near to Charles County. Please pass on to your membership for consideration. Recommended for
Departmental Recruitment Chairs ... (Full Story)


Cooling Centers Available During Summer Months

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 11

When the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. The public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as cooling centers throughout the summer:

Capital Clubhouse
3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf

Richard R. Clark Senior Center
1210 Charles Street, La Plata

Nanjemoy Community Center
4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy

Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

State Fire Marshal Hiring Opportunity

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 08

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is currently seeking applicants for the position of Deputy State Fire Marshal I, a sworn law enforcement position. A Deputy State Fire Marshal I enforces State laws in the field of fire prevention, fire investigation, and fire inspection.... (Full Story & Photos)

Hughesville VFD Receives $20,275 Federal Grant for New Hose

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 29

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016)—A $20,275 federal grant has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will be used to replace aging hoses.

"The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. is very thankful to receive the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

210 Sportsmans Bonanza Tickets Available!

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 12

The Bryans Road VFD will be bringing back one heck of a great time AGAIN this year, with the 210 SPORTSMANS BONANZA!!! A chance to win a lot of great prizes!! Saturday, September 24th 2016 doors open at 3 pm. ALL food and Beverage will be provided! Grand Prize for this year will be a Polaris Sportsman 570 four-wheeler.

UNDER 18 CAN NOT buy a ticket, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, ... (Full Story & Photos)

HOUSEHOLD GRILLING SAFETY MESSAGE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 14

Your Charles County VOLUNTEER Fire Service cautions all home owners to use extreme caution while grilling this season.

Never grill on your deck, balcony or anywhere that heat from your grill could ignite the area surrounding the grill.

Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Association Awarded MSFA Fire Prevention Mini Grant

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 14

We are pleased to announce the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association was awarded a "mini grant" from the MSFA Fire Prevention Committee. This years awardees will receive (48) 10 year smoke alarms to be awarded at the state convention next Tuesday. President Gilroy and I will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of the association during that time. Other departments in our county have ... (Full Story)


NFFF: The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 09

Firefighters and authorities who've dealt with cancer first-hand or who've watched others battle it share their stories in "The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer". Hear what they have to say about why cancer-prevention is so important. ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

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