Charles County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association

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

CCVFA/CCAEMS Executive Meeting

CCVFA Monthly Meeting

County Chief's Meeting

CCAEMS Monthly Meeting

Website Visitors Today
Visitors Since
May 20, 2008

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

Hospital Status
MEIMSS Provider Login

Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety
Email Email Print Print RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
March 22, 2019

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 provide the following fire safety tips:
• Clean your garage of stored newspapers or other rubbish that can fuel a fire.
• Test your smoke alarms monthly.
• To help prevent nuisance alarms, gently vacuum your smoke alarm every six months or as needed.
• Change batteries in smoke alarms, flashlights and carbon monoxide detectors.
• Never borrow smoke alarm batteries to use for toys or other equipment.
• Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer.
• Keep outdoor debris or dead vegetation away from the house.
• Properly dispose of oily or greasy rags. If these items must be stored, they should be kept in labeled, sealed, metal containers.
• If you store gasoline, keep it outside your home in a shed or detached garage. Keep only small quantities in tightly sealed containers. Use gasoline only
as a motor fuel - never as a cleaning agent.
• Use outdoor barbecue grills with caution. Place in a safe area away from building, windows, heating, and air conditioning units.
• Never use gasoline to start the fire, and don't add charcoal lighter fluid once the fire has started.
• Use barbecue grills outside only - not under overhangs or balconies, and away from combustibles.
• Check your propane barbecue grill hose for leaks and cracks; never store propane indoors.

If you have any questions or would like clarification about these or any fire safety tips, please contact your local volunteer fire/EMS department. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Attachment AirbnbSafetyTips.pdf  (1,480k)
Attachment BarnSafetyChecklist.pdf  (852k)

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)

FireRescue1 Top Stories

Lawsuit: Texas firefighter died due to malfunctioning safety device
The suit filed by the family of firefighter Scott Deem alleges he was killed after his Personal Alert Safety Systems, or PASS, device did not sound as intended

Dispute between county and defunct Calif. FD headed to legal limbo
Members of the volunteer department continue to sit in their three-year-old fire station off state Route 79 to make sure the county doesn’t try to swoop in and seize the station and the equipment inside

Houston firefighter layoffs delayed as mayor, fire union continue to spar
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the fire union remain far apart on how to phase in the raises under Prop B

Off-duty FF-medic praised for helping man shocked by electrical line
Ted Bowers, a firefighter-paramedic in Lebanon, was moving in across the street when he heard the commotion

Judge: Drug-addled EMT son of FDNY chief should lose his city job
Robert Gala, 26, unsuccessfully argued that his oxycodone addiction was a disability that should have spared him termination after five years on the job

Pa. church tests water sprinklers in wake of Notre Dame fire
The system check showed that the church has done all it can do to protect itself from a fire similar to the one that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral

'Toxic cocktail' from Camp Fire poisoning Paradise water
Water officials say they believe the extreme heat of the firestorm created a “toxic cocktail” of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes when the system depressurized

Chicago firefighter fired for sexually harassing paramedic student on ride-along
The student immediately complained to her parents and police after the firefighter allegedly made lewd comments and touched her during dinner at the firehouse

Notre Dame fire: Paris Fire Brigade deployed unmanned robots and drones
Key tactics impacted command decisions related to saving iconic bell towers

SC fire station re-opens after Capt's. Facebook post firing
The captain's termination Monday prompted the closing the station after he posted Facebook threat against protesters

Website Designed and Hosted By Content Proudly Maintained By Contact Information
Firehouse Solutions

The Fire and EMS Companies of
Charles County, Maryland

Emergency Dial 911
Copyright © 2019 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)