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Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Recieve Recruitment Advertisement Grant

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 27

We would like to thank the Maryland State Firemen's Association and the Maryland Fire Chief's Association for the grant opportunity to enhance our recruitment effort in Charles County. This project is a "pilot program" for the state to identify the affordability in the future while measuring the success to our volunteer system. The billboard signage is located northbound Route 301 just north of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Waldorf Volunteers Respond to Reported House Fire with Occupant Trapped

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 26

Waldorf Volunteers were alerted to Pineview Ct for the outside fire in the Fox Run neighborhood. B-3 responded with 3 and were advised to switch over to TAC 2 and that the outside fire was going to be a House on Fire with one trapped on Greenwood Dr. Once the assignment was dispatched Charles County Communications relayed to E-33 that the Charles County Sheriffs Office were on the scene with a working ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer Awarded Bronze Medal of Valor

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 20

On the evening of March 1st, 2015, emergency services personnel responded to St. Charles Parkway and the White Plains Golf Course for a patient who was having a seizure in his car. Upon arrival the crew found the patient acting combative and erratic toward a crowd of bystanders. As the EMS crew attempted to calm the patient down Lt. James Sires noted that the patient had a loaded hand gun in his ... (Full Story & Photos)

Newburg Volunteer and DES Career Members Recieve Life Savings Awards

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 20

On August 30, 2013, Kele Harris suffered a devastating accident on Route 234 in Charles County. She sustained 11 rib fractures, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured aorta, a spinal fracture and a partial arm amputation, among other associated internal injuries. Ms. Harris was given a 12% chance of survival, but she fought and survived. She maintains that the pre-hospital care she received saved her life. ... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 15

Honoring Maryland's Fallen Heroes for 10 years
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – May 11, 2015 – The Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation is honored to invite the public and media to attend its 10th annual memorial service for the state's fire and rescue personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. Five fallen heroes will be added to the Wall of Honor this year.

• Lt. James Bethea, Safety Officer, Baltimore ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County Commissioners Designate May 17-23 as EMS Week

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 14

On Tuesday, May 12, the Charles County Commissioners proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are vital public services, providing lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Accessibility of emergency care dramatically improves survival and recovery from sudden illness or injury. The EMS system consists of emergency physicians, ... (Full Story)


Coordinator William Smith, May 01

Nanjemoy VFD wishes to pass along the following information for the "Celebration of Life" for Autumn as follows:

VISITATION: Monday May 4th - 2:00 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Nanjemoy VFD

PRAYERS: Begin at 6:30 P.M. with Pastor Mark from Welcome Baptist Church


(In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nanjemoy VFD or the Humane Society ... (Full Story & Photos)

Nanjemoy Volunteers Loses One of Their Own In Fatal Car Accident

Coordinator William Smith, April 29

A sister volunteer firefighter is dead after her car was struck head-on by another vehicle in Charles County Tuesday night, Maryland State police said.

The accident happened around 9:06 p.m. on MD Route 425 just south of Tim's Lane in the area of Nanjemoy, Md., police said.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Autumn Marie Jenkins, of Nanjemoy, Md. She was pronounced dead at the crash scene, ... (Full Story & Photos)

MD Emergency Management Agency EOC Has Volunteers in Charles County on "STAND-BY"

Coordinator William Smith, April 28

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Operations Center has asked Charles County Volunteer Fire Departments to "stand-by" should the events in Baltimore City escalate this evening. County Chief Mark Kaufmann has a plan for using Four (4) Class A Pumpers with four volunteers, One (1) Ladder Truck with four volunteers, a Volunteer Chief Officer and Volunteer Paramedic to assist our brother and sisters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Come ONE; Come ALL = Support Newburg VRS&FD and the Southern MD Firemen's Association Convention

Coordinator William Smith, April 23


Ride the rides all day long with an armband for $20, Available for sale all 3 days. Single tickets and family pack tickets will also be available.

At the Charles County Fair Fairgrounds : Friday May 1st 5 PM-10 PM : Saturday May 2nd Noon-10 PM :Sunday May 3rd Noon-8 pm
... (Full Story & Photos)

Funeral Arrangements for Hughesville VFD&RS Past Chief James "Iggy" Herbert, Sr.

Coordinator William Smith, April 21

The funeral arrangements have been finalized and as follows:

VIEWING: Hughesville VFD on Friday April 24th from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Fire Department Prayers @ 7:00 P.M.

SERVICE: Hughesville VFD on Saturday April 25th at 11:00 P.M. Hughesville VFD to Trinity Memorial Gardens

Anyone bringing apparatus to participate in funeral procession contact Asst. Fire Chief James Harris @ 240-298-7616 or ... (Full Story & Photos)

MSFA and FIREHOUSE Magazine present: Inaugural Fire-Rescue Competition

Coordinator William Smith, April 14


Inaugural Fire-Rescue Competition.....June 22-23, 2015.....Ocean City, Maryland


This fire-rescue competition will consist of five person teams competing in 10 timed events run in succession to simulate a common fireground scenario. This year's event will simulate a firefighter mayday involving a downed firefighter, which will require ... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator William Smith, April 13

Volunteer firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to a reported "house on fire" at 1262 Allen Court at approximately 7:37 P.M. Chief 3A(Jenkins) arrived with smoke showing from all sides. A fire involving several rooms on the first floor was knocked quickly and searches proved negative. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking. Chief 3B (Mills) had Command.

NOTE: ... (Full Story & Photos)


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