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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY TODAY!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, CALL 301-934-3581 FOR MORE INFORMATION

        

Time to "Spring Forward" and CHECK YOUR SMOKE/CO DETECTOR

Coordinator William Smith, February 27

Three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

The risk of dying in reported home structure fires is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. The death rate in reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms, either because no smoke alarm was present or an alarm was present but did not operate, ... (Full Story & Photos)

                    MARCH 8, 2015
MARCH 8, 2015

Two Volunteer Leaders Re-Appointed in Annapolis

Coordinator William Smith, February 24

Two longtime volunteer leaders from Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association appeared in Annapolis February 23rd for the State of Maryland Confirmation Hearing for re-appointment to the Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission by Governor Larry Hogan. Also pictured is Assistant Fire Chief Mike Clemens (retired) from Montgomery County who serves as Chairman, along with Lynn Gilroy ... (Full Story & Photos)

S.C. Fire Chief Shares Volunteer Recruitment, Retention Successes

Coordinator William Smith, February 19

We are building grant under the SAFER Program. The read below has great information and ideas once/if we receive the grant.


Feb. 18--NEWBERRY -- Fire Chief Keith Minick and Captain Gene Shealy with the Newberry Fire Department updated City Council on their progress with recruitment and retention last week.

Last year, the fire department received a $247,484 SAFER grant, which stands for Staffing ... (Full Story)


Winter Fires: Safety Tips for Home Heating

Coordinator William Smith, February 13

With cold weather upon us, it is a good time for your volunteer fire service to remind everyone of some simple steps to help prevent a heating related fire in your home.

The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. ... (Full Story & Photos)

High School Cadet Program Receives SCBA Masks

Coordinator William Smith, January 30

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services in conjunction with the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association donates Scott AV-3000 face pieces to the Charles County Cadet Program, The donation of 25 Scott AV-3000 face pieces allows each student to utilize their own face piece during the course of their training
... (Full Story & Photos)

Special Thanks to Chuck Shaw

Coordinator William Smith, January 29

Hundreds of people dined at Noodles & Company at the Waldorf Market Place to raise money for the family of Cpl. Jamel Clagett. Members of the CCSO, PGPD, MSP, Charles County Volunteer Fire fighters and paramedics, Emergency Services and folks from all over the place stopped by throughout the evening to show their support for the Clagett family.

Chuck Shaw, Past President of the Southern Maryland ... (Full Story & Photos)

Benedict Volunteer Fire Department Announces The Passing of Life Member Robert Eugene Buck

Coordinator William Smith, January 29

The Officers and Members of the Benedict Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, and Ladies Auxiliary regret to announce the passing of Life member Robert Eugene Buck, May 25, 1932 - January 27, 2015

Visitation: Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD
Monday, February 2, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, February 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Life Celebration / Viewing
Services: ... (Full Story & Photos)

The 2015 Maryland Chief Officer's Seminar

Coordinator William Smith, January 28

The 2015 Maryland Chief Officer's Seminar will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8 at the UMD Shady Grove Conference Center.

Audience: The audience for this seminar is those personnel having emergency services line and staff officer responsibilities. It is hoped that every Maryland emergency services organization will be well represented.

Location: This seminar will be held at the University ... (Full Story & Photos)

New MFRI Course Completion Certificates

Coordinator William Smith, January 27

Beginning on February 1, 2015, MFRI students will be able to print course completion cards upon successful completion of any MFRI course. By going to the MFRI home page and clicking on the Transcripts/Course Completion Certificates button, students will be able to print a certificate for any MFRI course they have successfully completed after entering some basic identification information. At the same ... (Full Story & Photos)

SMVFA Convention Committee Needs Your Support

Coordinator William Smith, January 27

The Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold a super bingo on Friday February 13th, 2015. It will benefit the SMVFA 2015 Convention.

Doors will open at 5: 30 pm, Early birds will start at 6:45 pm with regular games starting at 7 pm.

Regular games will pay $150, Specials will pay $200, the bonanza will have a guaranteed payout of $300, and the Jackpot will be played in 3 parts, $250 ... (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)

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)


 

 

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