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Passing of Charter & Life Member Edward “Doc” Gwynn Mudd WVFD

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann, June 24

It is with a heavy heart that the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. announce the (non-line of duty) passing of Charter & Life Member Edward “Doc” Gwynn Mudd on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 following a brief illness. Mr. Mudd is the grandfather of Active Member Paula Bowling.

Mr. Mudd and his family do not request a Fire Department Funeral. However, all are welcome to attend the Viewing, Funeral, ... (Full Story)


HOUSEHOLD GRILLING SAFETY MESSAGE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 14

Your Charles County VOLUNTEER Fire Service cautions all home owners to use extreme caution while grilling this season.

Never grill on your deck, balcony or anywhere that heat from your grill could ignite the area surrounding the grill.

Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Association Awarded MSFA Fire Prevention Mini Grant

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 14

We are pleased to announce the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association was awarded a "mini grant" from the MSFA Fire Prevention Committee. This years awardees will receive (48) 10 year smoke alarms to be awarded at the state convention next Tuesday. President Gilroy and I will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of the association during that time. Other departments in our county have ... (Full Story)


NFFF: The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 09

Firefighters and authorities who've dealt with cancer first-hand or who've watched others battle it share their stories in "The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer". Hear what they have to say about why cancer-prevention is so important. ... (Full Story & Photos)

8th Annual Touch-a-Truck - June 25, 2016

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 01

The Center for Children is holding its 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck to be held at Thomas Stone High School, June 25, 2016 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Center for Children enjoys the opportunity to bring this family friendly event to Southern Maryland for everyone to enjoy, while also raising funds to support the vital resources the Center provides.

Touch-a-Truck is a unique and interactive community ... (Full Story & Photos)

NEW for 2016 Convention - Advanced Registration for MSFA Annual Convention and Conference Seminars

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 20

The MSFA Convention Committee has again partnered with MFRI, MIEMSS, MSP and Shock Trauma Center to provide educational class sessions opportunities on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday June 19-21, 2016 at the 2016 MSFA Convention.

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: Understanding & Engaging Today's Firefighters
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Command Simulation Exercise – Fire
Command Simulation Exercise – EMS ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 19

Prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Take the time today to ensure you and your family are ready for all hurricane and severe storm disasters.

Watch vs. Warning: What's the Difference?
•Hurricane ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire/EMS Units on the Northside Busy on Another Rainy Day

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 17

Shortly after 10:25 a.m. this morning units from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding area departments were dispatched for a "Large Vehicle Personal Injury Accident" with 2 subjects trapped inside at the intersection of Marshalls Corner Road @ Crain Highway. Waldorf fire units arrived and found a solid waste tractor trailer "jack knifed" and a small vehicle with heavy damage occupied ... (Full Story & Photos)

"EMS STRONG - CALLED TO CARE" EMS Week May 15th thru May 21st

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 16

The Officers of the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. want to thank all EMS providers for what you do each and every day providing the very best available emergency care to our customers; the over 150,000 citizens and visitors of Charles County. This years theme "EMS STRONG - CALLED TO CARE" is a constant reminder we answer the call each day and night because we have a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of EMT Roy "Braxton" Pyle III WVFD EMS 12

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann, May 13

It is with a heavy heart that the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. announce the passing of EMT Roy "Braxton" Pyle III of EMS Division 12 on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Braxton joined our Department in July 2004 and has severed as an EMT, Driver, and Quality Assurance Officer. Braxton is also a former Member of the Glen Burnie VFD in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was employed by the Charles ... (Full Story)


Passing of Clarence D. Carpenter

County Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Kaufmann, May 10

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad regrets to announce the passing of Clarence D. Carpenter Jr. Past President and Life Member of PHVFD. Mr. Carpenter was also a Past President of the CCVFA, SMVFA, and MSFA.

Arrangements:

Viewing:

Friday, May 13th 2016
2pm - 4pm
6pm-8pm with Firemans Prayers at 7pm @ Potomac Heights VFD&RS
73 Glymont Rd Indian Head, MD 20640

Funeral ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County Volunteers Honored with Induction into the SMVFA Hall of Fame

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 01

Congratulations to the following volunteer members:

Ronald L. Evans - Cobb Island VFD & EMS
James Jackson - Cobb Island VFD & EMS
John "Teddy" Landstrum - Potomac Heights VFD
William "Billy" Valentine - Potomac Heights VFD


photos will be added at a later time... (Full Story)


Charles County Volunteer Honored for Years of Distinguished Service

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, May 01

Ronald L. Evans - Cobb Island VFD - 50 years


photo will be added at a later time... (Full Story)


 

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