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No Caption FIRE SERVICE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY COMING TO CHARLES COUNTY

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, April 02

Good morning please share this valuable training flyer with your membership.

MD Fire Chief's in conjunction with MSFA have authorized this training as a result of funds from the SAFER grant currently in operation.

There is no cost for any member from Charles County to attend, just go the the MFRI website under seminars to register.

Chief Lasky is a great instructor and his presentation will ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

Southern Maryland Volunteers, March 23

Affected Product: Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms

Models PI2010 and PI9010


Hazard: A yellow protective cap in limited instances may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors in affected products during the manufacturing process, which could compromise the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke.


Remedy: Replace affected smoke alarms that contain the yellow protective ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption UPDATED Information for our 2018 SMVFA Convention

Firefighter/EMT William Smith, January 23

The 2018 SMVFA Convention Committee continues to plan the 2018 convention and needs your help with the ads in the convention book. Let's all show 100% support from all departments in SO Maryland and purchase an ad. Convention shirts for be "for sale" at the January 29th SMVFA Business Meeting. We are also in need of "AD Sponsors"; any assistance you can provide in your counties will be appreciated. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Local Volunteer Publishes Serial Arsonist Book

SMVFA Volunteers, January 17

Local volunteer, Dunkirk VFD Deputy Chief Jonathan Riffe has published a book that has been released to the public.

For 25 years, the serial arsonist Thomas Sweatt terrorized neighborhoods throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. When at last he was arrested in 2005, he confessed to over 340 arson-set fires that claimed the lives of 4 people. Through years of research and combing through ... (Full Story & Photos)

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7th District Volunteer's , December 11

On Monday at 1720 hours, Station 5, Squad 5, Squad 1, EMS 59, 19, 29 and ALS were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Colton Point Road at Hurry Road. Initial reports were of a vehicle and tractor trailer with one overturned. Upon arrival Chief 5 located a pick up truck pulling a trailer and another truck involved. One vehicle was on its side. Captain 59 was already on scene and had requested ... (Full Story & Photos)

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BE VIGILANT OF FIRE SAFETY

Office of the State Fire Marshal, December 05

BE VIGILANT OF FIRE SAFETY AS WE SETTLE INTO THE WINTER SEASON AND ENJOY UPCOMING HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES SAFELY

STATEWIDE SAFETY RELEASE (December 4, 2017) -- State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci reminds all Marylanders to check for fire safety where they live, where they work and even where they attend classes, trainings and meetings. “Fire and life safety is everyone’s responsibility; by testing smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

Southern Maryland Volunteers, November 24

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013. It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland homes with battery- only operated smoke alarms. The effective date for this requirement ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RECALL ALERT: IKEA relaunches dresser recall after 8th child fatality reported

Southern Maryland Volunteers, November 21

Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 9:26 am EST

Bethesda, MD -

IKEA reannounces recall of MALM and other models of chests and dressers due to serious tip-over hazard after 8th child fatality reported.

The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.

This recall ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Second District increases rescue capability with new boat

EMT Michael Wilson, November 20

Your Second District Volunteers celebrated a major acquisition milestone when they held a press conference at the firehouse November 6.

The acquisition of a replacement Boat 6 began about two-years ago when member Mike Wilson approached department President Robert Grant and then Chief Mike Scrivener about acquiring a surplus or excess vessel from the Department of Defense.

Both gave him the go ahead ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Smoke Alarms - Hear the BEEP!

Southern Maryland Volunteers, November 17

In the past couple of days there have been 3 working house fires (2 in Charles County and 1 in PG County). All have been fatal fires.

Please check your smoke detectors. It is such a simple tool and it can save your life.

If you need one and can't afford one then reach out to your local fire station and they may be able to assist you with providing them to you.

Smoke Alarms SAVE Lives, Inspect ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Annual Installation As We Move Into Our 75th Year

Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, November 11

It was a festive night and our department members were all dressed in their class A uniforms with their dates or wives looking beautiful on their arms. As we move into our 75th year of our department the President and Fire Chief have some big plans for the occasion and the installation was just the beginning. It started out with the opening pledge of allegiance by all then our Chaplain Keith Fairfax ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firehouse Subs Awards More Than $36,000 Of Life-Saving Equipment To Maryland Fire Departments

Past President William Smith, November 02

Continuing its mission of supporting hometown heroes, Firehouse Subs in Severna Park recently hosted the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s presentation of $36,469 worth of lifesaving equipment grants to the Orchard Beach and La Plata volunteer fire departments.

The event incorporated a donation ceremony as well as live demonstrations from receiving departments, explaining the importance of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Massive government recall covers 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers

SMVFA Volunteers, November 02

November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 8:19 am EDT

(CBS News) -

The federal government is launching a massive fire extinguisher recall. It covers nearly 40 million Kidde extinguishers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 37.8 million fire extinguishers might not work during an emergency.

Kidde marketing videos emphasize how important their products are in the event of a fire, but ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Grant Awarded to St. Leonard VFD

Deputy Chief - Fire Thomas Buckmaster, October 25

The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce that we were notified today that we are receiving a grant from the Dominion Energy Foundation in the award of $10,000.

This award will go to the purchase of replacement AED's for some of our apparatus. In detail the replacement AED's will be LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillators which is an easy to use automated external defibrillator (AED) designed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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