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2018 Incidents
Jan 11
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2017 Incidents
Jan 17
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 24
May 15
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Jul 28
Aug 34
Sept 18
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Dec 22
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2016 Incidents
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Feb 9
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Apr 21
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Jul 26
Aug 14
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Oct 16
Nov 20
Dec 14
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Ridge, Maryland


Maryland's Updated Smoke Alarm Law

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, January 07

The new Maryland updated smoke alarm law was placed into effect on January 1, 2018. The law requires the replacement of battery-only operated smoke alarms with sealed units that have 10 year lithium-ion batteries and a silence/hush button feature. The Smoke Alarm Law is a transition away from 9-volt battery-operated smoke alarms in an effort to achieve more reliable smoke alarm coverage in older dwellings. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, November 03

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall w/Health Canada

Recall Date: November 2, 2017 Recall Number: 18-022

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

Recall Summary

Name of Product:

Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles


The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open House at Co. 7

Board of Directors George Franklin, October 08

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department held an Open House Sunday October 8, 2017. The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was invited to bring the Fire Prevention trailer to the event. Company 7 displayed their large fleet of fire apparatus, featuring the 100 foot Ladder Truck 7. The Ladies Auxiliary provided refreshments and SPARKY provided photo opportunities. The Ridge Fire Prevention trailer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, October 01

Fire Prevention Week 2017 starts October 8th and ends October 14th.

The following information is provided by NFPA.

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces ... (Full Story & Photos)

Total Solar Eclips Safety

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, August 18

The following information was provided by NASA.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Eclipse August 21, 2017
Eclipse August 21, 2017

Camper Fire - Ridge
Camper Fire - Ridge

Camper Fire / Seaside View

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, July 20

4-04 Box, 08:21 - Engine 43 and Tanker 4 was dispatched to Sea Side View Campground in Ridge for the reported camper fire. At 08:25, Captain 7 (Walter Taylor) arrived on location and confirmed a working fire. Engine 43 and Engine 141 arrived shortly after and began a quick fire attack. No extension was reported to nearby structures. The fire was reported under control at 08:29. After extinguishment ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Vehicle MVA - Ridge

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, May 30

4-07 Box, 17:26 - Ridge VFD was dispatched to the intersection of Bennett Drive and Three Notch Road for the reported motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Captain Charlie Langley arrived shortly after dispatch and confirmed a two vehicle collision with two victims and one possibly trapped. Squad 4 arrived at 17:32 and began extrication of the patient from the vehicle. Engine 43 arrived and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Overturned Vehicle - Scotland

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, May 29

4-08 Box, 11:06- Chief Ray Mercure notified dispatch of a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned near his home in Scotland, Maryland. Chief 4 advised he had a Jeep overturned in a ditch with one subject trapped. Squad 4 and mutual aid units were dispatched. The victim had self extricated herself from the vehicle and had minor injuries. Crews from Squad 4 and Engine 43 arrived and began ... (Full Story & Photos)


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