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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

Southern Maryland Volunteers, August 10

Communities and fire departments urged to participate in a week-long vigil before America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. 

Every October, a grateful Nation honors its fallen fire service heroes at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is the official national ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Member Douglas Hands Recognized for Heroic Actions

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 27

On October 4, 2019, Mr. Douglas Hands was a passenger in a work vehicle, and noticed a vehicle stopped on the top of the Nice/Middleton Bridge. Mr. Hands thought the vehicle was disabled and his coworker attempted to drive around the stopped vehicle. As they were driving around, Mr. Hands noticed that a female subject had started to climb the wall of the bridge. At that time, Mr. Hands told his coworker ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FY2020 Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Awards

President Mark Miller, July 26

Normally we have our Installation of Officers banquet to honor the past years hard work by all of our members. We "Install" our new officers and take time to recognize members that excelled this last year. Unfortunately due to the COVID 19 State of Emergency we could not hold our normal Installation. So on Tuesday 21 July, we gathered the members receiving awards at our station so we could present ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SDVFD&RS New Building Committee; (L to R) Dan Browne, Mike Roberts, John Caulder, Greg Adams, Cathy Caulder and Fuzzy Knott. (Not Pictured) Georgia Wheeler and Stephanie Boyd
SDVFD&RS New Building Committee; (L to R) Dan Browne, Mike Roberts, John Caulder, Greg Adams, Cathy Caulder and Fuzzy Knott. (Not Pictured) Georgia Wheeler and Stephanie Boyd

SDVFD&RS Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Fire/EMS Station

Public Information Officer Michael Roberts, July 24

On Friday, July 24, 2020, under the threat of rain, although a double rainbow appeared during the ceremony, the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. held the Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new Fire/EMS station. The new station will be located on Piney Point Road, directly adjacent to the existing station.

The ceremony was attended by citizens and members of the Department. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tragic Fatal Fire in Huntingtown

Deputy Chief Jonathan Riffe, July 23

This morning at 0636 hours, Dunkirk VFD Truck 5, Ambulance 59 & Chief 5 were dispatched for the House Fire with a person trapped on Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown (601 box).

Units found a single-story house with fire showing from several windows & through the roof. With numerous reports from bystanders that the resident was still inside, firefighters made an aggressive push knocking down the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption DownEast Outfitters Recalls Folding Mattresses

Southern Maryland Volunteers, July 23

DownEast Outfitters Recalls Folding Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard

Recall Details

This recall involves DownEast’s Mattress on the Go folding mattresses which can be used as a small sofa or chair. The two-tone gray mattresses measure 4 inches high when configured as a mattress. Only the twin-sized mattresses are included in this recall. Downeast Home & Clothing, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Course

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 20

The Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Course... (Full Story & Photos)

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Public Information Officer Michael Roberts and Auxiliary Member Georgia Wheeler, July 11

The Officers and Members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad sadly announce the passing of long time Auxiliary Member and Emergency Medical Services Responder Michael T. Johnson on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Mike joined the SDVFDRS auxiliary in 2002 and immediately joined the famous "back kitchen grilling team", taking over the job of prepping and cooking pancakes and French ... (Full Story & Photos)

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