Inaugural Fire-Rescue Competition.....June 22-23, 2015.....Ocean City, Maryland
NO GUTS, NO GLORY
This fire-rescue competition will consist of five person teams competing in 10 timed events run in succession to simulate a common fireground scenario. This year's event will simulate a firefighter mayday involving a downed firefighter, which will require ... (Full Story & Photos)
Volunteer firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to a reported "house on fire" at 1262 Allen Court at approximately 7:37 P.M. Chief 3A(Jenkins) arrived with smoke showing from all sides. A fire involving several rooms on the first floor was knocked quickly and searches proved negative. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking. Chief 3B (Mills) had Command.
Your association officers want to thank everyone for participating in our "FIRST EVER" County-wide Recruitment Event. Overall we think we can mark this event as a success and build on the issues and concerns as we move forward. Please keep your signs up, your websites fresh as I will continue putting out to the public our needs for community involvement. Just remember, everyone has a place in your ... (Full Story & Photos)
In order to support the fire and life safety educational efforts of local fire companies, the MSFA, in partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has established the Public Fire and Life Safety Education Grant Program.
IT'S VERY EASY TO APPLY, GO TO: www.msfa.org and follow the instructions on the home page... (Full Story & Photos)
The Maryland State Firemen's Association (MSFA) was awarded a grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteer fire/EMS personnel across the state. The goals of the program include developing an awareness program to demonstrate the value and need for volunteer providers, provide tools and recruitment capabilities ... (Full Story & Photos)
La Plata Volunteers along with surrounding county and mutual aid departments responded to a "Reported House on Fire" with persons trapped at 10382 Charles Street in La Plata at 11:18 this morning. Chief 1A(Hutchins) arrived, established command and reported occupants in the home were rescued prior to the arrival of the fire units. Fire was engulfed throughout the single family one story residence, ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad and surrounding departments were alerted to a reported of a House on Fire with subjects trapped at 5350 Harley Place in Pomfret. Units arrived on the scene to find a single story, single family dwelling well involved. Crews made an aggressive interior attack along with a timely search and coordinated ventilation. Even with the heroic ... (Full Story & Photos)
Presidents Gilroy and Yates want to thank those who were able to come out last night in support of the LOSAP legislation "date change". The BOCC approved the change which takes effect 2016.... (Full Story)
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Man Rescued From Nepal Rubble
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