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

Pre-Order Drive-Thru Lasagna Dinner

Pre-Order Drive-Thru Crab Cake Dinner

SMVFA 3rd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Muster

Purses and Bags Bingo

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

The Legend of Creepy Hollow

Fall Kids Bingo

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Fire Extinguisher Training at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Lieutenant Scot Best, August 23

On Monday evening (August 22nd), Ridge VFD educators were asked by St. Mary’s College of Maryland to teach their new group of Resident Assistants (RAs) about fire extinguishers and fire safety. Very often, major catastrophes can be avoided through the proper use of a portable fire extinguisher. They are intended to be used during the “incipient stage” of a fire (just started and/or is small) when ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Members of SDVRS, August 22

The officers and members of the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad regret to announce the passing of Edward "Eddie" Kennett.

Eddie became a Charter member of the Rescue Squad in 1960. Eddie was an Asst. Engineer for many years and was consistently a top responder.

He was a life member and an inductee into the SMVFA Hall of Fame recognizing his 54 years of service.

Eddie was also active with the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structure Fire: Melbourne Avenue

NBVFD, August 22

Tower 1 and Boat 1 responded mutual aid to Anne Arundel County at 5:33pm on August 21, 2022, for a vacant house on fire in Deale. Tower 1’s crew was assigned rapid intervention, the role on the fireground responsible for rescuing firefighters who become lost or trapped in a building.

Boat 1 was assigned water supply and used its pump to provide water to the fireground.

Crews remained on the scene ... (Full Story & Photos)

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President Holly Wathen, August 19

The officers and members of the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad regret to announce the passing of Active and Honorary Life Member Gregory (Greg) Casoni. Greg joined the department in 2010. In February 2011, Greg obtained his Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Greg has served as Chief Engineer and was actively serving as Assistant Engineer. In the days prior to his passing, Greg was
presented ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structure Fire in St. Charles Community

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 18

At 7:45 A.M. this morning our 911 dispatch center received a call from the homeowner reporting the "rear of the house was on fire" in the unit block of Greystone Circle in St. Charles community of Waldorf. The structure fire assignment was dispatched bringing the Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding departments to the location. E31 arrived in minutes, with a two-story structure, "smoke showing" requesting ... (Full Story & Photos)

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By MARTY MADDEN -, August 10

A Calvert County volunteer who is part of local history was saluted by the county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s weekly meeting.

Randy Smith began his involvement with local firefighting during the mid-1970s. In 1981 Smith was one of over 30 charter members of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

This past June, Smith was recognized by the Baltimore-based African American Fire Fighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire - St. Inigoes

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, August 09

4-03 Box, 08:57 - Ridge VFD was alerted for a vehicle fire in the area of the intersection of Trapp Road and Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes. Lieutenant Russell arrived shortly after dispatched and advised incoming units that the vehicle was fully involved and assumed the command. Crews from Engine 141 and Engine 41 quickly extinguished the fire. The police were dispatched to the scene for investigation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, August 08

Millions of Americans live with physical and mental disabilities. One in four American adults (61 million) live with a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing. This is why it is important to be familiar with fire safety practices for those with disabilities.

Quick Facts:
• Those with physical and mental disabilities are one of the highest risk groups ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County Fire/EMS Mourns the Passing of La Plata VFD Life Member

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 08

Funeral Arrangements for Past Engineer/Active Life Member John "Jay" Johnson, Jr.

Monday, August 8th
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department
911 Washington Avenue
1400-1600 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs.
Firemen's Prayer Service at 1900 hrs.

Tuesday, August 9th
Maryland Veteran's Cemetery
Cheltenham, MD
1300 hrs.

Repast to follow at La Plata VFD

Our department mourns the loss of Jay. He ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern Maryland Volunteers, August 06

On Saturday, August 6 the Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club, Point Lookout chapter hosted a Poker Run to benefit the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. It started at the Grid Iron Grill in Callaway, MD with presentation of colors and the young lady on top of the fire truck singing the national anthem. We were then escorted by 2nd District and Bay District Fire Departments and then ... (Full Story & Photos)


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