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2016 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 679 1169
Feb 516 1178
Mar 692 1357
Apr 696 1227
May 592 1254
Jun 693 1175
Jul 705 1301

2015 Stats
Fire EMS
Jan 612 1218
Feb 703 1078
Mar 678 1238
Apr 712 1181
May 744 1311
Jun 785 1227
Jul 609 1292
Aug 752 1263
Sep 634 1221
Oct 736 1151
Nov 711 1144
Dec 626 1190
Total 8302 14514

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8-Year-Old Maryland Girl Saves Mother's Life by Calling 911

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 28

An 8-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero for calling 911 after she recognized that her mother was having a stroke.
A'nasia Clayton was home with her mother in Charles County, Maryland, when she saw that one half of her mom's face had gone slack. She quickly called 911 and described the situation to the dispatcher.

"I'm in the house with my mom and I think she's having a stroke now," A'nasia tells ... (Full Story)

MD Fire Chief's 7th Annual Golf Tournament

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 28

To Benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Weekend....GREAT prizes and a wonderful course to play on. In need of players and hole sponsors. Please see attached packet for all information
Attach: 1... (Full Story & Photos)

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 21

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:20 PM EDT, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with the FCC and the National Weather Service, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test is scheduled to last approximately one minute. All EAS Participants - radio, television, cable and direct broadcast satellite system providers - are required to ... (Full Story)

Awesome Work by CCSO and Waldorf VFD/EMS

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 20

This is the type of teamwork that happens to frequently yet rarely gets the media's attention. CCSO and MSP did remarkable, heroic work in removing the infants and driver from the burning vehicle. The firefighters cutting trees to access the car, extinguishing the fire, and simultaneously using the "jaws of life" to extricate the trapped occupant from the vehicle, undoubtedly saved that person's life. ... (Full Story)

Recruitment/Retention Workshop Available

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 20

Recruitment workshop that is near to Charles County. Please pass on to your membership for consideration. Recommended for
Departmental Recruitment Chairs ... (Full Story)

Donations Requested for Displaced Family Due To House Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 15

On September 14, 2016 the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS along with several mutual aid companies were dispatched for a single family house fire located on Cobb Island, Maryland. When units arrived they found a home filled with thick black smoke throughout. The family occupying the residence was renting from the home owner. The family consists of 3 Adults and 5 Children varying in age ... (Full Story)

210 Sportsmans Bonanza Tickets Available!

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 12

The Bryans Road VFD will be bringing back one heck of a great time AGAIN this year, with the 210 SPORTSMANS BONANZA!!! A chance to win a lot of great prizes!! Saturday, September 24th 2016 doors open at 3 pm. ALL food and Beverage will be provided! Grand Prize for this year will be a Polaris Sportsman 570 four-wheeler.

UNDER 18 CAN NOT buy a ticket, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, ... (Full Story & Photos)

MSFA SAFER Grant Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 26

Maryland State Firemen's Association Policies and Procedures Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program
Effective Date: June 18,2016

It shall be the policy of the Maryland State Firemen's Association to maximize the retention of qualified active volunteer fire and rescue personnel through the use of a SAFER funded College Tuition Reimbursement Program for any member or a member's immediate ... (Full Story)


Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 17

Through the 2016 to 2017 Year, the Maryland State Firemen's Association is celebrating it's 125th year of service to the Emergency Services of the State of Maryland! During each of the Executive Committee Meeting weekends there will be special activities that we would like to invite you to take part in. For a full list of these Activities and the schedule around them, please see our MSFA Website @ ... (Full Story)

VCOS Symposium in the Sun, Clearwater Beach Florida November 10 - 13, 2016

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 15

IAFC-VCOS Symposium in the Sun Scholarship Opportunity

2016 VCOS Symposium in the Sun
Preparing Your People, Tools, Department and Community
Education Sessions

TAKE OUR PEOPLE TO THE TRAINING - The MSFA and MFCA Training and Recruitment & Retention committees have joined together to sponsor the scholarship for the VCOS Symposium in the Sun. The leadership training available at this symposium will ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hughesville VFD Receives $20,275 Federal Grant for New Hose

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 29

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016)—A $20,275 federal grant has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will be used to replace aging hoses.

"The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. is very thankful to receive the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)


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)


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