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Gittin in the Christmas Spirit

Board of Directors George Franklin, November 30

Sunday morning a group of the Ridge VFD members and helpers gathered at our quarters and cleaned and readied the decorations for the 2014 Christmas Season. Deputy Chief Ray Mercure got his committee out in force and got it done. That magic moment for the kids is just about here. This will be the annual gaithering of new and old friends alike. Remember Friday night December 5. There will be entertainment ... (Full Story & Photos)

Addition to the Maryland "Move Over" Law
Addition to the Maryland "Move Over" Law

Move Over for Fire / Rescue, Police and Now Tow Trucks : It's The Law!

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, November 02

Effective October 1, 2014, tow trucks are added to the Maryland State "Move Over" law. The law is intended to provide extra barrier of safety for police, fire and emergency rescue personnel, and now tow truck drivers. Motorist are required, when approaching from the rear of an emergency vehicle or a tow truck with its lights activated, to safely change into an available lane away from the emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

Oakville Elementary School Harvest Festival

Board of Directors George Franklin, October 26

Sunday, October 26, 2014 the Fire Prevention Team was asked to bring the Fire Prevention Trailer to the Harvest Festival at the Oakville Elementary School. The committee not wanting to miss a chance to educate our young folks; loaded up and made the trip to Oakville. Approximately 100 youngsters were given a brief talk and video on Smoke Detectors, Two Ways Out, how to do Monthly Battery Checks ... (Full Story & Photos)

ST.Michael's School CASH BASH

Board of Directors George Franklin, October 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014 found the Fire Prevention team traveling to the St. Mary's County Fair Grounds for the SMS Cash Bash. The Fire Prevention Trailer was on display and visited by many children and adults during the day. Sparky made several appearances to the glee of those at the event. Much information was given to visitors regarding the use of, placement and maintenance of Smoke Detectors ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention Day at St. Michael's School

Board of Directors George Franklin, October 13

The Ridge VFD fire prevention team visited the St. Michael's School on Tuesday, October 7th. We opened our fire prevention trailer to the students from Pre K thru 3rd grade. We were allowed 2 hours, but unfortunately we were unable to finish on time. No students were left behind as we worked the additional classes in the afternoon. "Working smoke alarms save lives" was our lesson for the day and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, September 12

Below is the Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recalls for more information. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Collision - St. Inigoes

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, September 01

4-03 Box, 10:07 – Ridge VFD was dispatched to the intersection of Beachville Road and Point Lookout Road for a reported motor vehicle accident. Safety Officer Phil Cooper arrived at 10:11 and advised two vehicles were involved with three patients. Rescue Engine 42 and Engine 141 quickly arrived a minute after and began patient care. Both vehicles were secured and all three victims were transported ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - St. Inigoes
MVA - St. Inigoes

HP Power Cords
HP Power Cords

Hewlett-Packard recalls more than SIX MILLION laptop power cords worldwide after multiple reports of burns

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, September 01

On August 26, 2014 Hewlett-Packard announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, for affected AC power cords distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, sold from September 2010 through June 2012.

HP customers ... (Full Story & Photos)


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