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Vice President Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 17

Message from Chief Clements:

Two weeks ago I asked if I could have a prayer or positive thought of support as I was about to interview for a job that I’ve waited a long time for. I was overwhelmed at the amount of support I received from that one post and I knew I had to do may absolute best in that interview for all of you. This afternoon I received the phone call I’ve been waiting for. Effective ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Former County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 16

SMSgt Guy Yesse (Retired) 4Apr1987-1Jul2020. Due to COVID, it took some time and great support from the NYS HQ and my family but we were able to have the retirement ceremony on 13 Sept 2020. I am very proud to have served 33 years, but its the love of my family and friends that made everyday and every deployment worth it in my heart and mind. I was also very honored to have friends from my military ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Joint RVFD and RVRS field training

Board of Directors Leo Gillespie, September 15

Company 4, Engine 141 and Company 49 conducted a joint drill on September 15, 2020 at the RVFD carnival lot at 7 PM. The training started with a review of tools and features of RVFD Squad 4 (No. 42) and then continued with a slow motion demonstration of a vehicle extrication with an emphasis on proper extrication and removal of the vehicle doors and roofs. The training finished with the fire teams ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Lion's Club donates Personal Protective Equipment to DVFD membership

Member Ethan Johnson, September 15

The members at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the Lion's Club of the Greater Metropolitan Area for their generous donation of personal protective equipment(PPE). The Lion's Club received a grant for providing PPE to first responders. The PPE provided will be of great help when responding to medical responses.... (Full Story & Photos)

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House Fire Brings North Side to Bannister

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 15

Approximately 4:15 p.m. today Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments answered the call for a "house on fire" on Ferrell Court in the Bannister Section of Waldorf. 43 members from Charles County with mutual aid from PGFD arrived on the scene; BC17A arrived reporting a duplex dwelling with "fire showing from second floor to the rear of the dwelling". E32 and E31 stretched hose lines and extinguished ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mechanicsville Volunteers, September 04

Preston J. “Stink” Downs

May 25, 1958 – September 3, 2020

Preston officially joined the department in 1974 even though he had been coming around the firehouse since he was 14. He was the chairman for the Children’s Christmas Party in 1978 making sure everything was ready for Santa’s arrival and all chance (raffle) books were sold. He was voted in as Fire Prevention Officer in 1981. Preston was the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

Firefighter/EMT-B Brad Saunders, September 04

On September 2nd, 2020 at 0949 hours, Hughesville Volunteers were alerted to the 8200 block of Keech Road (Dentsville VFD 1st due) for the motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Squad 2, Engine 22 and Paramedic Ambulance 28 responded. Paramedic Ambulance 28 arrived to find a single vehicle collision with the vehicle on it's side. Crews from Engine 151 and Squad 2 stabilized the vehicle and began ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption State No Longer Considering Cuts State Police Aviation Service

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 03

The state’s Board of Public Works on Wednesday reversed course on the proposed elimination of one of the Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation medevac units on the Eastern Shore and ordered no action be taken on the proposed budget cuts.

During its July meeting, the state’s three-member Board of Public Works (BPW) considered several significant budget cuts in the wake of anticipated revenue shortfalls ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Rescue Squad and Fire Chief go to Sandgates

Mechanicsville Volunteers, August 31

On Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1547 hours, Utility 7 came across the radio advising they were on the scene of an MVC in front of Fowler Industrial Park, with one patient trapped and the vehicle on fire.

St. Mary’s Communications alerted Company 7, Squad 7, Squad 2, and surrounding EMS Companies. Rescue Squad 2 w/6 personnel and Chief 2 made the response immediately.

Utility 7 requested a helo for ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Barbara Sue Nelson, August 31

Congratulations to Caitlyn Arhar the 1st runner up for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Miss Fire Prevention contest.... (Full Story & Photos)

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