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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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
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.
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)
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)
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)
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
Ohio Man Ejected on Highway
See why drivers are being warned to wear seat belts. This ejection was captured by police. The man was able to walk away.
Duped Baltimore Firefighters Paying Dearly
Some Baltimore City firefighters claimed their tax preparer got them big refunds but also caused big trouble because of the things he put on their returns. Now they owe the state thousands of dollars because of it.
Hasty Seismic Sensor System
After the success of its search equipment: the LEADER Hasty two sensors version, LEADER, expert in search and rescue material, further expands its range by launching the version three wireless seismic sensors.
HYSight Technologies UAV
HYSight Technologies (HYSightTech.com) is making unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a part of daily operations in which the public and the lives of police officers, firefighters, first-responders and other safety workers are at risk.
Our Leadership formed this company in the hope to bring a special product, UAV's - "Drones" to mainstream, Local, State and Commercial use.