Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

Meeting Announcements
09/21/2017
Board of Fire Rescue Commission

09/25/2017
Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association Meeting

10/09/2017
CCAEMS Monthly Meeting


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Visitors Since
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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
Feb 555 1247
Mar 804 1299
Apr 607 1243
May 629 1326
Jun 525 1367
Jul 670 1290
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 4418 9083

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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High School Cadet Video Now LIVE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 15

Click on the video icon and let us know what you think, more videos are in production... (Full Story)


 
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Maryland Deputy Fire Marshal Orientation Meetings

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 12

REMINDER:

The Deputy Fire Marshal hiring process is beginning and the orientations are mandatory to attend in order to pursue any of the open positions. You are encouraged to attend to gather the information you need to see if this profession is something you're interested in. The orientation locations are listed as follows:

Monday, Sept 11th - Easton
Tuesday, Sept 12th - Mechanicsville VFD (TONIGHT)
Thursday, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistance For Firefighters Grant Awarded to Cobb Island V.F.D. and EMS for New SCBA Equipment

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 08

The Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS was notified officially today that our department has been awarded an Assistance for Firefighters Grant through FEMA in the amount of $217,715.00

The funds allocated from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant will help replace our aging Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) which is a mix of models spanning 14-20 years in age. Our oldest packs ... (Full Story)


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Volunteer EMT Garcia receives Cadet Class #21 Awards

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 16

Had the pleasure last night of presenting EMT Carlos Garcia with his certificate and 3rd place overall GPA from Cadet Class #21. Unfortunately he was unable to join us at the class banquet. EMS Chief Yesse assisted with the presentation.... (Full Story & Photos)

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3rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament by the Southern Maryland VFA for NFFF

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 07

Come join the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association 3rd Annual benefit golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Enjoy a great day of golf, see old friends and make some new ones. We are pleased this year to have as our guest, Dawn Ulmschnieder, to welcome our teams and thank our sponsors. Don't get left out of this opportunity as we have sold out in our two ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CART CRUZ BY THE RIVERSIDE & CORN-HOLE FUND RAISER

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 03

Who's got Golf Carts, Go-Carts anything "Cart" we are looking for YOU.

Don't miss our 1st Annual Cart Cruz by the Riverside Parade.

Show us what you got. Jazz that cart up. Decorate your cart anyway you choose, or just come to ride.

Trophies will be awarded half hour after the parade.

We will have trophies in different categories, such as Best Appearing, 2nd best appearing, best scheme, best ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hughesville & Bel Alton Volunteers Dedicate Fire Trucks to Dentsville Community

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 29

During the next 6-8 months of the "bridge reconstruction" in Dentsville along Route 6, the Hughesville Volunteers have relocated E23 to the Dentsville EMS station and Bel Alton Volunteers have relocated Brush 10. County Volunteer leaders came together to develop this plan to increase response time in the Dentsville community during construction. This equipment will be supported/staffed by the volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Serve Strong: Better You, Better Crew

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 10

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)


 
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Dr. Seaman Appointed as Emergency Services Medical Director

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 07

Charles County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff, Esq., ICMA-CM announces the appointment of Kevin G. Seaman, M.D., FACEP as the part-time jurisdictional medical director for the Department of Emergency Services. The jurisdictional medical director is a new position reporting to Director of Emergency Services William Stephens. Seaman began his employment with Charles County Government on June 12. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charles County High School Fire Rescue EMS Class #21

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 23

Congratulation to Class #21 for their TEAMWORK PRIDE RESPECT throughout the year. Best Wishes to the Class for having the "highest percentage pass rate" in history for EMT!! Hard Work Does Pay Off!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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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)


 
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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)

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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)

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