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2018 Incidents
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Total 24

2017 Incidents
Jan 17
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 24
May 15
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Jul 28
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Nov 19
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
Sept 15
Oct 16
Nov 20
Dec 14
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No Caption Engine 41 - Week 2

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, February 22

This week, Engine 41's cab completed assembly in fabrication and moved to paint process. Next week, expect the cab to move through the paint process. The body is to be scheduled for fabrication and the chassis will be scheduled for frame-up as the manufacturing progress continues. Stay tuned next week for more.
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New Engine 41 Hits Assembly Line - Week 1

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, February 17

New Engine 41 hit the assembly line this week. Engine 41 was ordered and purchased from Atlantic Emergency Solutions and is being manufactured by Pierce Manufacturing Incorporated in Appleton, Wisconsin. Engine 41 will be added to Ridge VFD's fleet of apparatus and plans are to be complete by the end of April 2018. Engine 41 will be equipped with a 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gallon tank, 6KW Harrison ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Safety Officer Francis Raley, January 30

1050 PI. Vehicle into building. On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the following units were dispatched for a vehicle into the Ridge Post Office, Company 4, Squad 4, Company 49, and Station 39. One patient was transported to St. Mary's Hospital.... (Full Story & Photos)

70th Annual Installation of Officers

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, January 27

On January 27, 2018 the 70th Annual Installation of Officers Banquet was held at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall. To start off the evening, the administrative, operational and auxiliary officers were sworn in by SMVFA Representatives Dale Bowen and Chrissy King.

2018 Administrative Officers:

President – Charlie Bradburn
Vice President – Ron Hafner
Secretary – Lori Raley
Assistant ... (Full Story & Photos)

2018 Line Officers
2018 Line Officers

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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)

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)

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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)

Fire Prevention Week 2017

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)

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