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Southern Maryland Volunteers, February 08

Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low In 2020 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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National Craft Month

Southern Maryland Volunteers, March 03

March is also National Craft month. Share the Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Courtesy of Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Facebook
Courtesy of Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Facebook

Passing of Active and Life Member Robert Stevie Lawrence

Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, February 22

The officers and members of the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad regret to announce the passing of Active and Life Member Robert Stevie Lawrence on 2-19-2021. Stevie was an Active & Life Member of the Rescue Squad, currently serving as Treasurer since 1996. Stevie joined the Department in 1992 and served as an Asst. Engineer from 1993 - 2014. He also served the Squad as Installation and Audit ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Life Member Roger Wayne Copsey

President John Montgomery, February 21

It is with a heavy heart that the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of Life Member Roger Wayne Copsey. Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Wayne is survived by his wife Judy Copsey and daughters Amy Copsey and Jenny Connelly. Wayne joined the department in July of 1968 and was an active member until his death. Wayne ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Brittany Siarkowski, February 19

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of lifetime member Mary Lewis. Mary gave over 50 years of service to the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the community of Nanjemoy. We want to thank Mary’s family for sharing her with us for so many years. She was a great teacher, leader, and especially our dearest friend. Please keep her Family and the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Life Member Roger Wayne Copsey

Mechanicsville Volunteers, February 17

It is with a heavy heart that the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of Life Member Roger Wayne Copsey. Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Wayne is survived by his wife Judy Copsey and daughters Amy Copsey and Jenny Connelly. Wayne joined the department in July of 1968 and was an active member until his death. Wayne ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Past Chief/SMRTC Coordinator Dan Stevens presented with an award for outstanding work as MFRI Regional Coordinator
Past Chief/SMRTC Coordinator Dan Stevens presented with an award for outstanding work as MFRI Regional Coordinator

Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association Present Annual Awards

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, February 11

With the current pandemic restrictions not allowing a venue for our annual banquet the fire association officers met last night prior to the Waldorf Volunteer membership to award three volunteer members with distinguished service awards. First recipient, Life Member Frank Fruh was recognized for 50 years distinguished service to his community and department. The second award; the Charles County VFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Injury Prevention Tips During National Burn Awareness Week

Public Information Officer / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, February 10

As a part of Burn Awareness Week, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind residents of safety tips and precautions in hopes of preventing burn-related injuries.

The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that each year, approximately 400,000 people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries in the U.S.

The theme of the 2021 Burn Awareness Week is “Electrical Safety from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Brent Lankford, February 09

After diligent work over the past year the apparatus committee is announcing that Brush 7 is officially placed in service. Brush 7 is a 2020 BearKat Brush Conversion on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado complete with a Duramax diesel engine and Allison 10 Speed transmission. The apparatus committee would like to thank BearKat Manufacturing as well as Randy Schwartz and Chris Scott from Atlantic Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Commercial Gas Leak - Ridge

Incident Safety Officer Edward (Eddie) Raley, February 09

4-06 Box, 16:24 - Engine 41 and Squad 4 was dispatched to the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge for the reported odor of gas in the building. Chief 4 arrived on location at 16:32 with a one story commercial building and established the command. Engine 41 arrived and was assigned the recon group. Crews from Squad 4 and E-41 entered both establishments and metered the interior for gas. Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

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