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Monthly Drill: Residential Solar Firefighter Safety

Lieutenant Scot Best, May 17

Ridge VFD firefighters gathered last evening for our monthly training drill. This month we learned about maintaining firefighter safety while mitigating an incident involving homes with solar panels and energy storage systems. Gage Murdock from Energy Select came to the firehouse to present on the topic. Basic firefighter strategies and tactics needed during a residential structure fire have changed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA - Ridge
MVA - Ridge

Vehicle into Pole/Overturned - Ridge

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, May 11

4-06 Box, 18:04- Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of 48890 Curley's Road for the reported motor vehicle accident (undetermined). Ambulance 499 arrived and located one patient out of the vehicle and began patient assessment. Chief 4 and Squad 4 arrived on location at 18:11 and assumed the command. Crews from Squad 4 secured the vehicle and assisted with traffic. The driver of the vehicle refused ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fabrication of New Boat 4

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, May 07

During October of 2020 the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department appointed a committee to look into the replacement for our existing 25’ SeaArk Fire / Rescue Boat. Current Boat 4 has provided protection for the citizens of St. Mary’s County for nearly 20 years. As our call volume continues to increase each year and with the extreme adverse conditions that we work in, we felt it was time for a new Fire / ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Boat 4
New Boat 4

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Lieutenant Scot Best, May 03

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 1-, and it’s an opportunity for you to prepare now for hurricane season.

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared.

The threats from hurricanes to you and your family can vary widely depending ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ridge VFD brings home hardware from the 75th Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention and Parade

Lieutenant Scot Best, May 02

The 75th Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention started on Saturday, April 30th with the Memorial Service honoring those who passed in 2021. Several RVFD members were remembered. During the Awards Ceremony that followed, Ridge VFD received several awards. The Fire Prevention Committee received 1st Place in Category (Class IV), the Roland B. Duke Memorial Leg Trophy for Best ... (Full Story & Photos)

Best Appearing Company Overall
Best Appearing Company Overall

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Lieutenant Scot Best, April 29

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

1) Product: Crafter’s Square Glue Guns (Dollar Tree)

Hazard: The glue gun can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall date: April 14, 2022

For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/5f4uamf5

2) ... (Full Story & Photos)

Campfire safety

Lieutenant Scot Best, April 26

There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors with a roaring fire. Sitting under the stars by a crackling fire has its appeal. Campfires bring family and friends together. However, campfire mishaps can cause injuries. Campfire accidents send thousands of people to emergency rooms with burn injuries every year. With a few safety tips, you can prevent these accidents.

SAFETY AROUND THE ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, April 20

Every year, wildfires burn across the United States, and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018, more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including 18,137 residences and 229 commercial structures. California accounted for the highest number of structures lost in one state due to the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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