Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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Kids Summer Camp

Board of Directors George Franklin, July 14

On a very hot July day, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Prevention team took the Fire Prevention Trailer to the "Kids Summer Camp" sponsored by the Calvert County Sheriff's Department. It was held at Company 3 in Solomons Island, Maryland. There were stations set up demonstrating different skills. It was attended by approximately eighty middle school students from Calvert County. These youngsters were ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dog Days of Summer

Board of Directors George Franklin, July 14

With the dog days of summer here in southern Maryland, a crew of three firefighters chose to visit our young friends at the Dameron Day Care Center. Mrs. Norris had her kids in bathing suits and patiently waiting. Tom Trossbach drove Engine 43 and LT. JC Trossbach gave them a quick tour of the engine and answered their questions about all the gear. They then returned to the play yard where they ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Teddy Bear Clinic

President Francis Raley, July 05

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, members of the Fire Prevention Crew attended the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Blue Crabs Stadium in
Charles County. The clinic is designed to patch up and make the children's stuffed animals feel better. EMS personnel bandaged up stuffed animals for the children. They gave away new stuffed animals along with bandages, first aid, and fire prevention materials. George Franklin, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2016 Boat Mate Class
2016 Boat Mate Class

RVFD Conducts Boat Mate Class

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, July 05

RVFD congratulates the members who recently completed the sixteen-hour boat mate class conducted by Maritime Training Resources. Led by Instructor Mike Smith, and assisted by Lois Stephenson, the course work included reading charts, navigation, communications, knots, general boating knowledge, and specific information relative to Boat 4. The classroom instruction was combined with practical exercises ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RVFD responds to Structure Fire

Firefighter Lori Raley, July 05

On 4 July 2016 at 15:43:33, Engine 43 responded to a structure fire where the fire was reported out. Upon arrival, it was determined that a refrigerator in the basement of the dwelling was expelling smoke. Firefighters unplugged the unit, which continue to smoke. It was determined that the fire was not electrical in nature, so the firefighters proceeded to further investigate by removing items ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention 2016

Firefighter Lori Raley, July 05

The MSFA held its annual convention 18-22 June 2016 in Ocean City, MD. Ridge Volunteer Fire Department received several recognitions and awards:

Hall of Fame: Life Member and Past Chief Joseph H. Cooper was inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame. Joseph H. Cooper joined the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. on August 11, 1965, and has continued to provide distinguished ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hurricane Preparedness

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, May 21

The following is a press release from St. Mary's County Government:

May 15-21 is Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week

St. Mary’s County Government asks residents to take action now to prepare

Leonardtown, MD – May 15 – 21 is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Maryland. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology is teaming up with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) ... (Full Story & Photos)

Get Ready! Hurricane Season is Near!
Get Ready! Hurricane Season is Near!

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House Burn Drayden

President Francis Raley, April 23

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, Ridge participated in a house burn with the 2nd District Fire and EMS (Valley Lee). The following members joined in on the training, Chief Ray Mercure, Engineer Robbie Wood, Safety Officer Francis Raley, Lieutenant JC Trossbach, Firefighter Tyler Mercure, Firefighter Quinton Ridgell, and Firefighter Brent Jackson. Assistant Chief Eddie Raley was also present representing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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