2022 - 2023
SMVFA - Meetings

July 25, 2022
Seventh District VRS

September 26, 2022
Solomons VRSFD

November 28, 2022
St. Leonard VFD

January 30, 2023
St. Mary's ALS

March 27, 2023
Tenth District VFD

May 6 & 7
Prince Frederick VFD

All meetings will be in person and a Zoom option will also be offered for those wishing to join Virtually

Upcoming Events

06/01/2022 - 07/05/2022
4th Of July Maryland Lottery Scratch Off Raffle

Mega Bingo

Purses and Bags Bingo

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Lieutenant Scot Best, June 15

Every year, we look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. Summertime, however, can also bring unwanted fires and injuries due to these outdoor activities. During the month of June, the Ridge VFD will share summer fire safety tips on various topics. This week, we focus on Marina/Boating Electrical Safety.

There’s nothing like a great day out on the water spending time ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hughesville VFD hosts Charles County Cadet Graduations

Engineer Brad Saunders, June 15

On June 15th, the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. was honored to host the graduation ceremony for the Charles County Cadet Program. The cadet program is a program in which students in Charles County High Schools across the county can begin their training in Fire and EMS courses. Students who have successfully complete the cadet program will be certified in Firefighter I ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 13

46 Fire/EMS personnel responded to a reported house on fire in the unit block of Mattingly Court in Indian Head just after 10:00 A.M. First arriving units found smoke showing from the rear of the structure on the deck, E201 extinguished the fire locate on the exterior of the 2 story duplex home in minutes. T11 and SQ7 assisted checking home for extension, power secured to original structure and home ... (Full Story & Photos)

Swiftwater Drill on the C & O Canal

Tenth District VFD, June 12

Yesterday, members traveled to Lock 6 on the C & O Canal to train on swiftwater evolutions. Skills included both personal and boat-based. Our department is required to respond on all swiftwater incidents in Charles County.... (Full Story & Photos)

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**Pictures courtesy of NDWFD Co.13**
**Pictures courtesy of NDWFD Co.13**

Multi Jurisdictional Training

Engineer Brad Saunders, June 11

This morning around 8:00 am, Hughesville Volunteers loaded up on Engine 22 and reported to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to participate in a live fire multi-jurisdictional training evolution hosted by the Naval District Fire Department. Upon arrival Engine 22 was strategically placed on the base in staging until they were requested to respond to the scene.

The initial dispatch was for smoke in ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Charter Member Clarence O’Connell McDonagh Jr. “Mac”

President James Harris, May 28

The Hughesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Inc. regretfully announce the passing of our last living Charter Member Clarence O’Connell McDonagh Jr. “Mac” passed away on May 20, 2022. He was 92 years old.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday June 4, 2022 at the American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville, Md. 20637. The celebration of life will begin at 1500 hours. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department, May 10

In 1971, HVFD Member, Dave “Coach” Willis, was a volunteer in Oxon Hill Md. in Prince George’s County. At that time, he responded to an incident of a 5 year old who had been run over by a lawnmower. Dave and a career Member of the Prince George’s county Fire Department responded and found the child with a severe right lower leg injury. The actions performed by Dave and his partner that day were instrumental ... (Full Story & Photos)

Safety Recalls

Southern Maryland Volunteers, April 24

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, April 20

Every year, wildfires burn across the United States, and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018, more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including 18,137 residences and 229 commercial structures. California accounted for the highest number of structures lost in one state due to the number ... (Full Story & Photos)

Universal Security Instruments Recalls Combination Photoelectric Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Southern Maryland Volunteers, April 01

This recall involves two models and two date codes of Universal Security Instruments 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide alarms. Model MPC322S has 10-year sealed batteries and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN09. Model MPC122S is a hardwired alarm with 10-year sealed battery backup and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN02. The brand name “UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC.” ... (Full Story & Photos)

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