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CCVFA Monthly Meeting

05/18/2015
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05/21/2015
Board of Fire Rescue Commission

06/08/2015
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Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc.
Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY TODAY!

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

        

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

Coordinator William Smith, April 23

CARNIVAL : RIDES : GAMES : FOOD & FUN : FREE ADMISSION

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

SAVING OUR OWN.......DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

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

NO GUTS, NO GLORY

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)

STRUCTURE FIRE IN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING IN WALDORF

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)

Baltimore Orioles EMS Strong Day at Camden Yards

Coordinator William Smith, April 13

EMS Strong...discounted tickets available for you to Orioles vs. Mariners on May 20. Let's celebrate EMS Week at the ballpark... (Full Story)


"RECRUIT CHARLES COUNTY" A SUCCESS FOR THE FIRST EVENT

Coordinator William Smith, April 13

Your association officers want to thank everyone for participating in our "FIRST EVER" County-wide Recruitment Event. Overall we think we can mark this event as a success and build on the issues and concerns as we move forward. Please keep your signs up, your websites fresh as I will continue putting out to the public our needs for community involvement. Just remember, everyone has a place in your ... (Full Story & Photos)

OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL ANNOUNCE 2015 FIRE PREVENTION GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Coordinator William Smith, April 09

In order to support the fire and life safety educational efforts of local fire companies, the MSFA, in partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has established the Public Fire and Life Safety Education Grant Program.

IT'S VERY EASY TO APPLY, GO TO: www.msfa.org and follow the instructions on the home page... (Full Story & Photos)

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: CHARLES COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS

Coordinator William Smith, April 07

TAKE A LOOK AT THE FLYER ATTACHED, WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO JOIN UP AND BE PART OF OUR FIRE AND EMS FAMILY.... (Full Story & Photos)

MSFA Seeks Qualified Individuals to Manage SAFER Grant

Coordinator William Smith, April 06

The Maryland State Firemen's Association (MSFA) was awarded a grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteer fire/EMS personnel across the state. The goals of the program include developing an awareness program to demonstrate the value and need for volunteer providers, provide tools and recruitment capabilities ... (Full Story & Photos)

Reported "Persons Trapped" in a House Fire This Morning

Coordinator William Smith, April 02

La Plata Volunteers along with surrounding county and mutual aid departments responded to a "Reported House on Fire" with persons trapped at 10382 Charles Street in La Plata at 11:18 this morning. Chief 1A(Hutchins) arrived, established command and reported occupants in the home were rescued prior to the arrival of the fire units. Fire was engulfed throughout the single family one story residence, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems 2015 Protocols

Coordinator William Smith, April 01

MIEMSS has released the 2015 Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers is now online on MIEMSS Online Training Center
... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer Fire and EMS Respond to a House on Fire with persons trapped in Pomfret

Coordinator William Smith, March 21

On Saturday the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad and surrounding departments were alerted to a reported of a House on Fire with subjects trapped at 5350 Harley Place in Pomfret. Units arrived on the scene to find a single story, single family dwelling well involved. Crews made an aggressive interior attack along with a timely search and coordinated ventilation. Even with the heroic ... (Full Story & Photos)

"LOSAP" PUBLIC HEARING A SUCCESS

Coordinator William Smith, March 18

Presidents Gilroy and Yates want to thank those who were able to come out last night in support of the LOSAP legislation "date change". The BOCC approved the change which takes effect 2016.... (Full Story)


 

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