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No Caption RVFD Attends Another First Responder Mental Health Workshop

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, February 05

On February 3rd, Ridge VFD LT Scot Best traveled to Level Volunteer Fire Company in Havre de Grace, MD to attend the “First Responders Mental Wellness Workshop – Taking The Cape Off.” The workshop, led by retired Fire Chief Patrick Kenney, was geared around his personal and professional struggles with mental instability, which he turned into a bestselling book, “Taking The Cape Off.” He talked about ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Members Attend First Responder Mental Wellness Training

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, January 31

On January 29th, Ridge VFD officers LT Scot Best and LT Charlie Russell traveled to Bel Air, MD to attend the “Mental Management and Mindful Movement For First Responders” seminar. The intent of this training was to learn how trauma, crisis events, and stressful working conditions impact the brain that could lead to unwanted behavioral changes in first responders. The instructor, Susan C. Radcliffe, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, January 30

The following products were recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):


1) Product: Bokser Home 100% Cotton Mattress Pads

Hazard: The recalled mattress pads violate the mandatory federal flammability regulation for mattress pads, posing a fire hazard.

For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/8zeyy894
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Auxiliary gifts life-saving items to the membership

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, January 16

Throughout the year, our Auxiliary holds multiple fundraising events to raise funds for the support of the RVFD organization. At our January Business Meeting, members of the Auxiliary, including President Debbie Fairfax and Vice President Jessica Snyder, presented several important firefighter life safety items to RVFD Chief Brian Cooper, President Matt Ridgell, and Vice President Scot Best. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, January 08

The threat of winter fires is real. Fifteen percent of all fire deaths occur in January, making it the deadliest month. Additionally, the 2nd week of January is nearly twice as deadly as the rest of the year. It’s important that you understand the severity and prevalence of winter fires:

• Although at its peak in December, residential building fire incidence is collectively highest in the three winter ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls - December

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, December 30

The following products were recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):


1) Product: Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Propane Grills

Hazard: The burner control knob can be incorrectly labeled, which can result in the grill being unintentionally left on, posing a fire hazard.

For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/st72hjbn
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No Caption New Year’s Celebration Safety: Fireworks

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, December 28

With holidays behind us, most are now preparing for the next big celebration… New Year’s Day! Celebrating with fireworks has been a longstanding tradition in the United States. However, many people are seriously injured each year by their careless use. Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, December 11

While the Southern Maryland roadsmay not be snow-covered this holiday season, your travel destination could be different. Road safety is important. The biggest weather hazard during the winter months is icy, snow-covered, and wet roads, so you need to be prepared when traveling for the holidays. The best way to counter this hazard is to slow down. You want to do everything slower and lighter than ... (Full Story & Photos)

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