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2018 Incidents
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2017 Incidents
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Welcome to Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Ridge, Maryland


MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Sunday May 13, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Come join us for a delicious breakfast

made by the RVFD Auxiliary

Where: Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Ridge, MD

Menu includes: sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

Cost: $12/person,   $6/ages 4-8,  Kids 3 and under Free

No Carry Outs

 

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Engine 41 Week 10 Progress

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, April 20

This week, follow-up items were being completed on Engine 41. Next week, we expect follow-up work to continue as truck begins final product evaluation.

RVFD Committee members are planning a final review trip on the last week of May. All new SCBA has been received and all the small equipment and hand tools have been ordered.... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 41
Engine 41

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Lt. Jordan Andrews prepares to properly place a ladder for ventilation.
Lt. Jordan Andrews prepares to properly place a ladder for ventilation.

Ground Ladder Training

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, April 16

Members came out and braved the rainy weather to participate in a ground ladder drill conducted at St. Mary's College of Maryland. The evening started off at the station with a PowerPoint review of ladder components, review of RVFD ladder sizes and methods of placement on the fireground. After the brief review crews mounted apparatus and went to the College for the practical.

Members performed numerous ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RVFD Visits Pierce Manufacturing for Midpoint Production Inspection

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, April 06

This week, Engine 41's committee members Chief Ray Mercure, Chief Engineer John "Peanut" Gatton, and Engineer Ron Hafner visited Pierce Manufacturing Inc. to inspect the progress and to make some minor changes. Progress continued on Engine 41 with installation of additional wiring, plumbing, shelving, trim and other components. Next week, we expect Engine 41 to move through testing, alignment and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Engine 41 - Week 7 Production

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, March 31

This week, the body and tank fo Engine 41 was mounted on the chassis followed by the installation of additional wiring, plumbing, trim and other components. Next week, expect the truck to move through testing, alignment and follow-up.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chimney Fire - Carroll Road

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, March 26

4-02 Box - 19:54 - Engine 43 responded to Carroll Road in Lexington Park for the reported chimney fire. At 20:06 Chief 4B (Hawkins) arrived on location, reported fire from the chimney and assumed command. Crews from Engine 43, Engine 141, and Truck 3 quickly deployed chimney chains and used an ABC extinguisher to snuff the fire. The fireplace insert was removed and a small fire was located behind ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney Fire - Lexington Park
Chimney Fire - Lexington Park

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No Caption Engine 41 - Week 6 News

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, March 23

This week, the apparatus cab for Engine 41 was completed by cab assembly and was mounted on the chassis while the body was prepped for chassis mounting. Next week, expect the body and tank to be mounted on the chassis followed by installation of additional wiring, plumbing, trim and other components.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, March 21

This recall involves models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm.


Models:

PI9010 (DC/battery powered)

2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13

PI2010 (AC/hardwired)

2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13

Remedy:


Consumers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smoke Detector Recall
Smoke Detector Recall

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No Caption Engine 41 Week 5 Progress

Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley, March 17

This week, Engine 41 moved to the cab assembly for wiring, lights, interior components, etc. While the chassis completed the frame-up process and moved to chassis line for the drivetrain install, the body was moving through the paint process. Next week, expect the cab to complete the cab assembly process and the body to be prepped for chassis mounting as progress continues.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ridge, MD 20680
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