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

April 29-30
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

Pizza Drive Thru

Pre-Order Drive-Thru Fried Shrimp and Crab Ball Dinner

Indoor Yard Sale

Blazing Keys Dueling Pianos

SMVFA 3rd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Muster

10/29/2022 - 12/07/2022
Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department Fundraisers

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Barn Fire

Engineer Brad Saunders, July 16

On July 16th at approximately 0251 hours, Hughesville Volunteers and surrounding departments were alerted to the 7000 block of Leonardtown Road for the barn fire. Engine Tanker 2, Tanker 2 and Chief 2 responded. Units arrived on scene to find an approximately 400x200 horse stable with fire throughout. A defensive fire attack was utilized until a ladder pipe operation could be established. Two ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FF/EMT Michael Windsor, July 16

On July 12th, at approximately 8:30 pm, a strong thunderstorm came through the Dentsville and Newburg area. Due to the severity of the storm and the abundance of calls such as trees down, wire/transformer problems, and trees into or on houses, County Fire Chief Kaufmann, Deputy County Fire Chief Herbert, Deputy Special Ops Chief Sekuterski, and multiple departments sent apparatus and personnel to ... (Full Story & Photos)

With Deepest Sympathy - Bobby Abell

Secretary Christy Leach, July 15

The officers and members of the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad regretfully announce the passing of Life Member Robert Benedict “Bobby” Abell. Bobby joined the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad on June 7th, 1966. He held the positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, President, Vice President, and Board of Director. He was bestowed Life Membership in 1981 and became a member of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern Maryland Volunteers, June 22

Last week many members of the association made the trip to Ocean City Maryland to attend the Maryland State Fireman’s Associations (MSFA) 130th Convention. The convention began on Sunday, June 19th at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Coastal Highway. The convention committee did an outstanding job providing training for all members to attend and the training did not disappoint. On Monday ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gearing Up For Summer Safety - Marina/Boating Electrical Safety

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)

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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)

Area Fire Departments Respond to House on Fire in Indian Head

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)

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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)

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)

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

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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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