Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

Meeting Announcements
05/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

05/07/2019
CCVFA/CCAEMS Executive Meeting

05/13/2019
CCVFA Monthly Meeting

05/20/2019
County Chief's Meeting

06/10/2019
CCAEMS Monthly Meeting


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2018 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 753 1452
Feb 551 1198
Mar 1127 1427
Apr 1266 750
May 709 1423
Jun 758 1338
Jul 751 1334
Aug 781 1408
Sep 745 1417
Oct 861 1363
Nov 704 1353
Dec 668 1431

2019 Stats
Month Fire EMS
Jan 758 1389
Feb 504 1336
Mar 576 1368
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The Offical Website for:
Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc.
Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY TODAY!

        

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No Caption Mission BBQ holding a Fundraiser for Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Associations

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 16

Mission BBQ has arrived in Charles County. It's newest location at 3082 Festival Way in Waldorf will be hosting a "firefighters & first responders friends and family night" on May 1, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. We can not thank Mission BBQ for their kind gesture and commitment to the community. WELCOME TO CHARLES COUNTY. PLEASE ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Board of County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 16

This past week was "National Volunteer Week" and to honor our volunteer fire and EMS members our County Commissioners offered a proclamation and individual "certificates of appreciation" to our "top responders" for both fire and EMS. Pictured are the 1st Place Responders from each station receiving their certificates and the presentation of the proclamation from Commissioner Stewart to CCVFA President ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Every 15 Minutes Drill at Westlake and St. Charles High Schools

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 29

We thank Charles County Public Schools, Charles County Sheriff's Office, Waldorf Volunteer Fire ans EMS, and our 911 Center dispatchers for making this valuable learning tool possible. Waldorf Volunteers did a fantastic job with this event.....


Photos to follow... (Full Story & Photos)

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SMOKE TESTING IN CHARLES COUNTY SEWER SYSTEM

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 27

Charles County Government has hired Flow Assessment Services to perform smoke testing in the sewer system throughout Charles County. There is NO need for alarm and to keep our residents informed we are offering some “frequently asked questions” for our residents should they have concern. Please see the news release in the attachment of this announcement. For more info call Public Works at 301-609-7400 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Potomac Heights Volunteers Purchase New Heavy Rescue Squad

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 26

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the delivery of our brand new Seagrave Attacker HD Heavy Rescue Squad. The construction of this unit has been a project that our department has been working on for over two years now. A lot of time an effort was put into the design and layout of this unit by our Rescue Squad Replacement Committee. We are very pleased with the product ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 22

The snow has melted, the rain and wind is beginning to subside, the plants are budding and the trees are blooming. Spring is arriving and your thoughts may be turning to that dreaded ritual of spring cleaning. With it comes a timely reminder to keep your home safe from the threat of fire. In an effort to make this "Spring Cleanup" a fire safe one, Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments ... (Full Story & Photos)

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EMS CARE - 2019

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 21

AFTER MUCH WAIT - IT'S FINALLY HERE! PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE

Registration is OPEN for EMS Care 2019!

Registration:
https://eecreg3.wufoo.com/…/ems-care-2019-conference-regist…

Conference Brochure:
http://www.miemss.org/…/EMS_News/ems-care-2019-brochure.pdf…... (Full Story)


 
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Working Smoke Alarm Alerts Marbury Family to Call 911

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 21

Just after 3:00 a.m. this morning volunteer fire units were dispatched to a reported “smoke in wall near the attic” of a dwelling on Pisgah Marbury Road. The box assignment brought 40 volunteer firefighters from Tenth District, Nanjemoy, Potomac Heights, Indian Head, La Plata, and Bel Alton along with mutual aid from NDW Stump Neck to the scene. Command was established by Chief 8A (Danielson) and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SAVE THE DATE: Maryland State Recruitment Weekend April 13-14

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, March 19

There’s a fire. You call for help. Who answers?
The vast majority of Americans live in places that don’t have a single firefighter on the payroll. “The Call” is a portrait of the volunteer fire service that steps up to answer this critical need, told in the unique voice of an animator who is also a volunteer firefighter.... (Full Story)


The Call from Jonathan Weiss on Vimeo.

 
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Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Associations - Cooking Safety Tips

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 15

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

What you should know about home cooking safety:

1. Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stove-top.
2. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
3. If you are simmering, baking, or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Waldorf and La Plata Volunteers Make Quick Work of a Kitchen Fire

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 14

At noon today, dispatched from our 911 Emergency Center, Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments were called to Ryon Court in Waldorf for a reported "kitchen on fire". Units quickly arrived to find a 2 story middle of the row town-home with light smoke showing. Once inside Waldorf Engine 32 reported a kitchen fire and Truck #1 assisted with ventilation and opening up the kitchen area for possible ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteers from Cobb Island Respond to One Car Roll Over

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 12

Shortly before 3:20 today, Cobb Island Volunteers along with Bel Alton Rescue Squad #10 and Newburg Rescue Engine responded to 12000 blk Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a late model vehicle on it's side with one occupant driver trapped within. Cobb Island Volunteers with assistance of Bel Alton and Newburg went to work extricating the elderly female from the car ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Hughesville Volunteers and Special Operations Surface Water Team Make Rescues from Retaining Pond

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 11

Just after 11:00 a.m. this morning volunteer fire units were dispatched including our surface water team to Leonardtown Road at the Hughesville by-pass for a reported vehicle in the water. Hughesville Rescue Squad #2 arrived in minutes to confirm one vehicle in the retaining pond with subjects in the vehicle. The "raft" was deployed by Hughesville volunteers with the assistance of Waldorf's surface ... (Full Story & Photos)

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