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No Caption Department Social & Fire Prevention Foam Party

Aux Vice President Jessica Snyder, June 15

On June 7, 2024, our Department and Auxiliary members gathered for a fun evening of Pizza, Ice cream, and Foam! This event was put on by our Social and Fire Prevention Committees as part of the Health and Wellness Initiative we are doing this year within our department. During the evening, families enjoyed time together, delicious carnival pizza, and a lesson on how their Mom's, Dad's, and grandparents, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls - May

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, May 30

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


1) Product: CHZHVAN Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Hazard: The detectors can fail to activate, posing a risk that consumers will not be alerted to a fire.

For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/3cys964n
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No Caption Monthly Drill: Mass Casualty drill with Ridge VRS

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, May 21

On Monday, May 21st, members of the Ridge VFD and Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad participated in a joint mass casualty incident (MCI) drill involving a multiple vehicle accident with multiple victims. The scenario involved a two-vehicle collision that entered the Ridge VFD Carnival Grounds while filled with a crowd. The goal of the drill was to practice MCI triage, hone extrication skills, crew communications, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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About Maryland's Smoke Alarm Law

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, May 16

A Maryland smoke alarm law that took effect on January 1, 2018 changed residential smoke alarm requirements. The law is designed to reduce fire-related injuries and deaths. Make sure your home is as safe as possible by coming into compliance.

PURPOSE OF THE LAW
The law was designed to achieve the most reliable smoke alarm coverage possible in older dwellings without requiring homeowners to run new ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, April 30

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


1) Product: Sant and Abel Children’s Two-Piece Pajama Sets

Hazard: The children’s pajamas fail to meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children.

For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/yd62hu5v
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Ridge VFD Receives Several Awards at the 77th Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention

Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, April 29

The Southern Maryland Convention weekend kicked off this year on Saturday, April 27th with the 77th Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association (SMVFA) Convention. Starting with the Annual Memorial Service honoring those members who passed in 2023. Several RVFD members were remembered. During the Awards Ceremony that followed, Ridge VFD received several awards:

• Father Aloysius Newman ... (Full Story & Photos)

RVFD Award winners
RVFD Award winners

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Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best, April 23

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 FIRE
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Installation of Officers and Awards for LASMVFA on 4/20/2024

Aux Vice President Jessica Snyder, April 22

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association (LASMVFA) held their annual Installation of Officers on April 20, 2024 at Cobb Island VFD. One of our own, Becky Wathen, was installed as LASMVFA Treasurer. In addition, the Auxiliary won awards for 2023-2024 Fire Prevention (1st place) and Safety (2nd place). The Fire Prevention Committee and Auxiliary collaborated together ... (Full Story & Photos)

Past President of the LA SMVFA and RVFD Auxiliary Recording Secretary Darlene Wood receives the awards on behalf of the RVFD Auxiliary
Past President of the LA SMVFA and RVFD Auxiliary Recording Secretary Darlene Wood receives the awards on behalf of the RVFD Auxiliary

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