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Railroad Crossing Repairs to Close Portion of Route 5/ Mattawoman-Beantown Road for July 10-13

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 02

Weekend Detour Begins Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

CSX Transportation will repair the railroad crossing on MD 5/ Mattawoman-Beantown Road between US 301 and Mattawoman Drive during the weekend of July 10-13. The work requires crews to close the roadway beginning Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. They plan to reopen MD 5 by Monday morning, July 13 at 5 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured:

•Northbound motorists ... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 30

Everyone, the fire/EMS service has been given three suites for this Sunday's July 5th afternoon game starting at 2:05 p.m. Three suites have twenty-five tickets per suite that include hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, soda and water. These tickets are courtesy of our partners at St. Charles Companies, Outdoor Creations, and G.S. Proctor and Associates. Please forward to your membership, bring your entire ... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 19

I have been a part of the volunteer fire/EMS family in Maryland for 37 years of my life. Together we’ve all witnessed situations throughout our tenure that the general public for the most part just could not understand what it truly takes to “give back to your communities”. We share all the nice moments together by attend birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings and the like; but allow me to ... (Full Story)

Obituary for EMS Deputy Chief Monday

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 15

Deputy Chief Vernon Chester Monday, Jr. of Waldorf, MD, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. He was 58 years old. He is remembered as a proud father, grandfather, and brother.

Born on June 24, 1956 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Jeannette Windsor Quader and the late Vernon Chester Monday, Sr.

Deputy Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 12

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that the Waldorf Volunteer Department, Inc. announces the passing of Vernon Monday, Life Member and past Deputy Chief. Vernon served our Country, community, and department with the highest loyalty and honor. He will be missed greatly.

Visitation is set for Wednesday, June 17th at New Life Wesleyan Church, 9690 Shephards Creek Pl White Plains, MD, from 1300-1600 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Elaine Wedding

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 05

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Founding Member Margaret Elaine Wedding of Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit and Life Member of Ironsides Volunteer EMS. Elaine died peacefully at her home this morning at approximately 0300 hrs. with her family at her side. Funeral arrangements will be passed on this afternoon, we ask everyone keep Elaine, her family and members of Charles ... (Full Story & Photos)

Trooper 2 Memorial

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 04

Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

On September 27th, 2008, Trooper 2 responded to Waldorf, Maryland to assist the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department with a motor vehicle crash. Working alongside first responders, two patients were identified for transport. A second medical provider would be required to assist with patient care in the helicopter. Trooper 2 encountered ... (Full Story & Photos)

NVFC Launches Volunteer Recruitment Portal for Fire Departments to Combat Declining Volunteerism

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 01

Volunteer firefighters make up 69 percent of the nation's fire service, yet the number of volunteers has declined by about 12 percent since 1984. At the same time, call volume has nearly tripled. In addition, the average age of the volunteer fire service is increasing as departments are finding it difficult to reach millennials - those within the 18-34 age range.

To help departments counter these ... (Full Story)
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)

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)


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