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Nov 0
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RVFD Recent News
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)

MVA - St. Inigoes
MVA - St. Inigoes

Car Collision - St. Inigoes

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, September 01

4-03 Box, 10:07 ā€“ 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)

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)

HP Power Cords
HP Power Cords

St. Mary's College Community Service

Board of Directors George Franklin, August 30

On Saturday, August 30, 2014 students from St. Mary's College came to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and rendered community service. They cleaned apparatus, utilities and the fire prevention trailer. A lot was accomplished and they enjoyed their visit to Company 4. A tour of the fire house was in order, conducted by Safety Officer Francis Raley. Members taking part in this event were Safety ... (Full Story & Photos)

RVFD Awarded Federal Grant to Upgrade Breathing Apparatus

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, July 16

Below is a news release from Maryland Congressman Steny H. Hoyer:


"July 16, 2014 - WASHINGTON, DC ā€“ Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5)announced that the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $135,850 in federal grant funds through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to improve operations and safety.

ā€œIā€™m ... (Full Story & Photos)

Grant Awarded
Grant Awarded

A visit from Amy's Day Care

Board of Directors George Franklin, July 14

On Monday, July 14 the children from Amy Raley's Day Care visited the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. This was the first time for some of the kids. They were introduced to our Fire Prevention trailer by none other than our Asst. Chief, Eddie Raley. He showed them the kitchen prop, fire extinguisher, smoke detector and a DVD of safety tips. They then utilized our 911 simulator operated by Frieda ... (Full Story & Photos)

Single Vehicle Accident - Mattapany Road

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, June 26

4-02 Box, 07:35, Rescue Engine 42 was dispatched to the intersection of Pulliam Lane and Mattapany Road in St. James for the motor vehicle accident. Engine 141 arrived first and advised a vehicle was into a utility pole with one patient. Chief 4A and Rescue Engine 42 arrived and assisted crews with patient assessment. Due to the condition of the vehicle and injuries to the patients head, a medevac ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - Mattapany Road
MVA - Mattapany Road


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