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Fire Hazard Product Recalls

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, November 27

The following products were recently recalled due to fire and burn risks:


Towsleys 3-in-1 Qi Wireless Chargers, Power Banks and Travel Chargers- Recalled due to Fire Hazard

The chargers and power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Recall date: November 25, 2020
Units: About 1,500

For more information visit:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Towsleys-Recalls-3-in-1-Qi-Wireless-Chargers-Power-Banks-and-Travel-Chargers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard


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Towsleys 3 in 1 Wireless Charger
Towsleys 3 in 1 Wireless Charger

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Hall of Fame - Safety Officer Phil Cooper
Hall of Fame - Safety Officer Phil Cooper

Ridge VFD MSFA Award Recipients

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, October 12

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the annual Maryland State Fireman's Association Convention in Ocean City Maryland was cancelled. The convention was held virtually instead. Listed below are this years Ridge VFD MSFA Award Recipients.

Safety Officer Phil Cooper was inducted into the MSFA Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame Award was established by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Double Vehicle Accident - St. James

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, October 01

4-02 Box, 14:38 - Squad 4 was alerted to the intersection on Three Notch Road and Mattapany Road in St. James for a motor vehicle accident. Safety 4 arrived on location and advised there were two vehicles involved with one injured. Squad 4 and Engine 141 arrived and provided patient care and secured the vehicles involved. Crews assisted Ambulance 399 in loading the patient to be transported to St. ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - St. James
MVA - St. James

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Sailboat in Distress - Point Lookout
Sailboat in Distress - Point Lookout

Sailboat in Distress - Point Lookout

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, September 29

4-09 Box , 19:21- Boat 4 and Squad 4 were dispatched to Point Lookout State Park for a reported sailboat on the rocks and taking on water. Boat 6 (Valley Lee), USCG and Natural Resources Police were also alerted. Squad 4 and Engine 141 located the vessel off of Point Lookout. Boat 4 and USCG arrived on location at 19:45. The vessel was pulled from the sandbar and towed to Lake Canoy at Point Lookout ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Watercraft Rescue - Potomac River

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, September 20

Water Rescue Box 4, 07:56 - Boat 4 was dispatched to the area of the mouth of the Yeocomico River for the report of a ten foot jon boat taking on water with two subjects onboard. Squad 4 and Engine 141 responded to Point Lookout State Park and established land base command. MSP Aviation Trooper 7 launched and quickly located the vessel. They assisted USCG, Boat 4 and Boat 6 (Valley Lee) by providing ... (Full Story & Photos)

Boat Rescue - Potomac River
Boat Rescue - Potomac River

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MVA - Scotland
MVA - Scotland

Labor Day Weekend Accident - Vehicle on Fire

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, September 06

4-09 Box, 07:31- Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of 11558 Point Lookout Road in Scotland for a reported motor vehicle accident with vehicle on fire. Squad 4 arrived at 07:42 and reported a vehicle into the woods, fully involved and began extinguishment. Chief 4 arrived and assumed the command. The driver and passenger was located across the street. Crews from Squad 4 and Engine 141 assessed the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vehicle Rollover - St. James

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, August 21

4-02 Box, 17:29 - Ridge units responded to the area of 19221 Three Notch Road in St. James for the reported motor vehicle accident. E-141 arrived at 17:35 and advised a vehicle was located off the roadway and the driver was out. Personnel from Squad 4 and Engine 141 assessed the patient and secured the vehicle. The patient refused treatment from Ambulance 498. Units cleared at 18:04.... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - St. James
MVA - St. James

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Woods Fire - Point Lookout
Woods Fire - Point Lookout

Dry Conditions Fuel Woods Fire - Point Lookout State Park

Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley, July 05

4-09 Box, 18:56 - Brush Units were dispatched to Malone Circle inside Point Lookout State Park's Campground for a reported large woods fire. Engine 43 arrived on location at 19:07 and advised that they had an approximate 1/4 acre brush / woods fire that was spreading rapidly. Jeep 4, Tanker 4, Engine 141 and Foam 143 arrived shortly after and assisted with extinguishment. The fire was under control ... (Full Story & Photos)

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