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SMVFA Meeting RESCHEDULE DATE

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 07

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Meeting has been rescheduled to
Sunday February 21st beginning at 5:00 pm at the Tenth District VFD 7035 Poor House Road, Marbury MD... (Full Story)


Maryland Chief Officers Seminar

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 03

March 12-13, 2016 = University System of Maryland, Shady Grove Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION... (Full Story)


Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 03

March 11 & 12, 2016
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone, MD

Presented by
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the Region I Emergency Services Education Council, Garrett College, and Allegany College of Maryland

After three years away, we are returning once again to Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland, on March 11 and ... (Full Story)


Volunteer Fire and EMS Are Recognized For Their Bravery and Dedication

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 02

Today the Charles County Board of County Commissioners recognized some of our volunteer fire and EMS members for "Doing What They Are Trained To Do" in saving the lives of our citizens. As a direct result of their outstanding work two lives were saved and both residents from Charles County have made a 100% recovery. In one case, a young teen called 911 because his 5 year old little brother stopped ... (Full Story & Photos)

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: An Interactive Discussion

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 29

The MSFA Recruitment and Retention Committee on behalf of the MSFA & the MD Fire Chief's Association are proud to present another leadership training opportunity though recruitment seminar. We are holding two seminars lead by Chief Tiger Schmittendorf: March 5, 2016 at the Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility, 5371 Public Safety Place, Frederick, MD and March 6, 2016 at the Kent Island ... (Full Story & Photos)

Corn Hole Tournament - Benedict Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad & Auxiliary

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 29

This fundraiser is to benefit the men and women in Benedict that work so hard everyday provide VOLUNTEER service to the community. Come out and support the department while having fun competing in the tournament ... (Full Story & Photos)

Help Your Fire Hydrant Breath

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 26

Although we appreciate their hard work, snow plows are not forgiving in our communities. The volunteer firefighters in our county need your help clearing out the snow from fire hydrants on your streets. 3 feet in all directions will greatly increase our ability to help you in case of an emergency.


Photo Courtesy: Pete Piringer (MCFR)
... (Full Story & Photos)

Attention Natural Gas Home Owners - CO (Carbon Monoxide) ALERT

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 26

CAUTION: a potential increase level of CO (Carbon Monoxide) in the homes of natural gas home owners, in part because of gas vents covered by snow. Take precautions, please follow instructions below. If you use natural gas, please make sure your exterior venting is clear of snow. If you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and then call 911
... (Full Story & Photos)

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Weather

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 20

The National Weather Service is predicting a potential for a winter storm on Friday, Jan. 22. As the temperature drops, residents are encouraged to equip themselves and their loved ones for snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, blizzards, and other winter hazards.

Before a Winter Storm
•Create an emergency supply kit equipped with a three-day water supply, food that will not spoil, one change of clothing ... (Full Story & Photos)

SMOKE DETECTORS CAN SAVE LIVES!!! YOU NEED ONE TO SAVE A LOVED ONE!!!

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 19

Sadly, early this morning two small children, their grandmother and grandfather perished in a house fire in Prince George's County. In addition, it is the one year anniversary of the Annapolis mansion fire that took the lives of two children and their grandparents...BOTH OF THESE INCIDENTS NO SMOKE DETECTOR WAS WORKING IN THESE HOMES!!! The Charles County Volunteer Fire/EMS Service ask everyone to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Sprinkler law debate renewed; bill calls for local control on mandate

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, January 04

Maryland lawmaker from the Eastern Shore is looking to rekindle debate in Annapolis next month over a state law requiring fire-suppression sprinklers in new homes. When the state sprinkler mandate was signed by then-Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2012, counties were allowed to opt out for a three-year period. Rural counties with well and septic systems largely decided not to require homebuilders to install ... (Full Story)


SERVICE OF A FIRE/EMS MEMBER HAS ITS PRICE

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)


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)

 

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