Ridge Volunteer Fire Department


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Upcoming Events

10/24/2021
Hacienda Los Guayabos Mexican Grill Fundraiser Night

10/30/2021
Fall Kids BINGO

11/14/2021
Drive Thru Stuffed Ham and Chicken Salad Sandwich Sale

11/21/2021
Hacienda Los Guayabos Mexican Grill Fundraiser Night

11/22/2021 - 11/23/2021
Online Dessert Auction

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2021 Incidents
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2020 Incidents
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2019 Incidents
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Total 226

2018 Incidents
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Apr 20
May 15
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Aug 26
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Oct 33
Nov 16
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Total 261

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Fire Safety Tips For The Fall Season

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 12

As the leaves turn from green to orange, the weather starts to cools, and you begin preparing for the cold season ahead. You’re excited for Halloween and can’t wait to start decorating your home. But have you thought about the fire safety risks that arise during the fall? During the fall and winter months, fire hazards in your home stem largely from heating the space. According to the American Red ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption The Sounds of Fire Safety at Ridge Elementary School - Fire Prevention Week 2021

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 08

On October 8th, Ridge VFD continued Fire Prevention Week festivities by visiting Ridge Elementary School in Ridge. Before we started teaching the students about the sounds of fire safety, we performed an unannounced fire drill. Once the school fire alarm was sounded, students and teachers calmly and efficiently filed out of the building and into the open grounds behind the school. As the teachers ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Past Member James "Leroy" Owens, Sr.

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 05

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Past Member SSG James "Leroy" Owens, Sr., US Army (Ret.). Leroy passed away on October 3, 2021.

Family will hold visitation on October 14, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with Prayer Service at 7:00pm, at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Funeral Service will be on October 15, at 11:00 p.m. at Brinsfield ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Teaching St. Michael’s School about the Sounds of Fire Safety - Fire Prevention Week 2021

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 05

On October 5th, Ridge VFD started Fire Prevention Week 2021 off by visiting St. Michael’s School in Ridge. The goal was to teach the students about the sounds of fire safety. Ridge VFD Fire Prevention educators shared fire prevention and safety tips using our Fire Prevention Mobile Classroom (a.k.a., smoke trailer), and provided a walk-around of our Command Unit and some fire turn-out gear.

The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 02

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, October 01

Near the beginning of each new semester, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) requests Ridge VFD to perform fire drills in the student residence halls. Last evening, Ridge VFD firefighters conducted fire drills in four halls on campus. The drills were pre-planned with SMCM Public Safety, campus staff, and the residence hall resident advisors (RAs). The students were not told about the date or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, September 29

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

1) Product: TurboSke Kids Toddler Bike Helmets

Hazard: The bicycle helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
Recall date: September 01, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/SKE-Outdoors-Recalls-Kids-Bike-Helmets-Due-to-Risk-of-Head-Injury
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No Caption Calling 911 For Emergencies

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, September 27

The number of 911 calls placed by people using wireless phones has significantly increased in recent years. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates about 70% of 911 calls are placed from wireless phones, and that percentage is growing.

As more people eliminate landline phones from their homes, it’s important to make sure that they adapt their emergency plans to allow for quick access ... (Full Story & Photos)

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