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Welcome to Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Ridge, Maryland


Holiday Message from State Fire Marshal's Office

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, November 24

State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to wish residents across the State of Maryland happy holidays and remind them of safe practices when celebrating this season.

"This is the time of year where we gather around dinner tables, fire places, Christmas trees, and candles. It's important to put safety first when celebrating the holiday traditions that are unique to your family in order to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Open Air Burning
Open Air Burning

Maryland Open Air Burning

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, October 08

Ridge VFD would like to remind 1st district citizens of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors. Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney. It also includes other fires such as campfires.

Alternatives to open air burning include: composting, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Into Woods - Kessler Way & Rt.235

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, October 05

Box 4-02, 00:27 - Ridge Units were dispatched to 19091 Three Notch Road in the area of Kessler Way in Lexington Park for the reported vehicle off the roadway into the woods. Squad 4 arrived at 00:39 and assisted EMS with patient care. Only one patient was located outside of the vehicle. Engine 141 and Squad 4's crew secured the vehicle and controlled traffic. One victim was transported by Ambulance ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - Lexington Park
MVA - Lexington Park

MVA- Ridge
MVA- Ridge

Vehicle into Pole - Ridge

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, September 27

4-06 Box, 00:22- Squad for was dispatched to the area of 13935 Point Lookout Road in Ridge for a reported vehicle into a pole. Squad 4 arrived at 00:30 and advised they had a single vehicle off the roadway with one subject trapped. Crews from Squad 4, Engine 41 and Engine 141 worked together and extricated the victim from the vehicle. Extrication was complete at 00:41. The victim was transported to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Off the Roadway - Point Lookout State Park

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, August 30

4-09 Box, 03:45 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of 11175 Point Lookout Road in Point Lookout State Park for a reported vehicle off the roadway near the water. Chief 4 arrived on location at 03:53 and confirmed one vehicle off the roadway with two patients. Squad 4 arrived and started patient care on the driver of the vehicle. E-141 assisted with securing the vehicle. One patient refused treatment ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA- Point Lookout
MVA- Point Lookout

MVA - Lexington Park
MVA - Lexington Park

Pole Clipped By Vehicle - Lexington Park

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, June 18

4-02 Box, 09:59 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of Kessler's Body & Equipment in Lexington Park, MD for the reported motor vehicle accident with a vehicle into a pole. Engine 141 arrived at 10:10 and advised that there were 5 victims and electric lines were down in the roadway. Engine 141 assumed the command. Squad 4 and Engine 41 arrived and assisted with securing the vehicle and traffic control. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Close Before You Doze!

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, June 09

The following message is from the Maryland State Fireman's Associatio

Every second counts when a fire occurs in your home.

There are several steps you can take to ensure that the spread of fire if occurs we ask that you follow these simple rules for a fire safe home.

Fire is getting faster. On average you have less than 2 minutes to exit your home in case of a fire. They say 40 years ago ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, May 26

The following is a press release from Maryland Department of Transportation:

Sheriff’s Offices, Transportation Officials Launch Seat Belt & Distracted Driving Initiative

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and sheriff’s offices from St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties today announced a partnership focused on enhancing driver safety.

“More than ... (Full Story & Photos)


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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
13820 Point Lookout Road
P.O. Box 520
Ridge, MD 20680
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