Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

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Congratulations Steven Burroughs of the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department

Coordinator William Smith, January 06

The Officers and Members of the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate their member Steven Burroughs on his recent graduation from the University of Maryland with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Steven has traveled all over the world during his time in College, while studying abroad.

They are excited to have Steven home again, and look forward to seeing him around the station ... (Full Story & Photos)

Sheriff Berry Attends Annual Installation of Officers Banquet

Coordinator William Smith, January 05

Sheriff Troy Berry attending the Joint Installation Banquet of the Charles County Volunteer Fireman's Association and the Charles County Association of EMS at the Jaycees in Waldorf, Maryland. "Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart," please support the fire and EMS of Charles County... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Executive Chairman Receives Honors during the Installation of Officers Banquet Friday Evening

Coordinator William Smith, January 02

CONGRATULATIONS to President Bobby Collins for receiving several awards at tonight's CCVFA and CCAEMS Banquet. He received an award for serving as the EMS Executive Committee Chairman for 20+ years and also received the Dr Henry Burke EMS Person of the Year Award for his dedication to EMS in Charles County for over 40 years.... (Full Story & Photos)

CCSO Corporal Claggett Funeral

Coordinator William Smith, December 28

To All Members: I want to express my sincerest thanks for the support and commitment we are about to show to the CCSO and the community we serve in participating in the funeral service for their fallen brother. I'm sure you agree, the CCSO and MSP brother and sisters have on many, many occasions "had our backs" as we continue serving the public as true professionals. As of right now we are a few units ... (Full Story)

Want To VOLUNTEER in Charles County?? Today Is Your Lucky Day!!!!

Coordinator William Smith, December 15

Fire In Me YouTube Video - Charles County Version Coming Out In The Near Future

What's it like to be a volunteer firefighter? Hear from these brave men and women as they talk about their first calls, how they took the first step and what being a volunteer firefighter means to them

Contact us @301-934-3581..... (Full Story)

Holiday Safety Message: BUCKLE UP Maryland - Seat Belts Save Lives

Coordinator William Smith, December 10

By MSFA President David Keller and MIEMSS Executive Director Kevin Seaman

December 10, 2014

The "Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2014" continues to target a 24 hours-a-day, around-the-clock prevention education and enforcement message. This multi-agency approach has two goals-to save lives and to improve the safe driving practices of all Marylanders. We are requesting your department's help to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Longtime Volunteer and Life Member from Charles County Intensive Care Unit Has Answered the Last Call

Coordinator William Smith, December 07

Michael Raymond Willett “Mike” 59 died on December 2, 2014 at his home in Port Tobacco, MD.

He was born on August 2, 1955 in LaPlata, MD to Doris Jean Willett and the late Clarence Raymond Willett. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Evelyn Shughart Willett, daughter Laura Thorne (David), grandchildren Shannon Thorne and David Thorne, Jr.

Mike was a self-employed plumber and a truck driver for ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteers Fill In For Baltimore City

Member Francis Griffin, November 29

On the morning of November 20th, as members of Baltimore City Fire Department prepared to say good bye to Fire Safety Officer Lieutenant James Bethea, volunteers from Charles County traveled to Baltimore City to help cover the call volume. Lieutenant James Bethea passed away last week while on duty. Benedict VFD (Engine 5-1), and La Plata VFD (Truck 1) filled in for BCFD Engine 20/Truck 18. Bryans ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 51 at Engine 20's Quarters
Engine 51 at Engine 20's Quarters


Coordinator William Smith, November 25

We want to say "thanks" to each and every one of the volunteer fire departments and rescue squads that have been so "giving" throughout the year in providing the "very best available service" to the citizens and visitors of our county. Your efforts throughout this year and every year in the past have saved the tax paying citizen millions of dollars and that does not go unrecognized. Finally, remember ... (Full Story & Photos)

Benedict Santa Fun Run 5K

Member Francis Griffin, November 22

Just a reminder, Saturday, December 13, 2014 Benedict will be hosting the Santa Fun Run 5K. As a participant, you will enjoy the pre and post-race Bon Fire and Hot Apple Cider. As a spectator, you will watch the people in Santa hats, swimsuits or costumes jogging around the farm. Gates open at 2 pm for the run and 3:30 pm for the walk. All proceeds to benefit the Benedict VFDRS. Register online. For ... (Full Story & Photos)

Bel Alton Volunteers Teaser Video - check us out

Coordinator William Smith, November 21

Great Video, Anyone want to join the action in Bel Alton, give them a call or call the Administrative Services Office @301-934-3581 for more informtion... (Full Story)

Santa's Workshop at Newburg Volunteer RS & Fire Department

Member Michael Ivie, November 20

On December 6,2014 Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department will like you to join us for Santa's Workshop. The event will go from 1pm to 5pm. free admission/ Picture with Santa's Donations Accepted/Crafts,Snacks, and alot of fun.

12245 Rock Point Road, Newburg Maryland 20664... (Full Story & Photos)

“Wind” A Factor in a Waldorf Townhouse Blaze

Coordinator William Smith, November 14

Fire and EMS units from across Charles County and mutual aid from Prince George’s and St. Mary's Counties responded for a “Townhouse on Fire” at 11516 Spyglass Place in the Sheffield Sub-Division of Waldorf. This fire was reported to the Charles County 911 Communications Center at 9:44 A.M. and as units approached the scene “Heavy Fire Conditions” were evident on the 3 story in the front and 4 stories ... (Full Story & Photos)


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