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No Caption Ridge VFD Awarded Lifesaving Equipment Grant to Help Keep Community Safe

Lieutenant Scot Best, January 25

The past year and a half have been difficult for many, impacting first responders and communities across the country. As we continue to battle health crises and natural disasters, front-line heroes constantly expose themselves to dangerous situations, creating a need for updated lifesaving equipment.

Recognizing this need, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® continues to be a valuable resource ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Winter Weather Safety

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, January 04

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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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, December 31

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


1) Product: DEWALT ® Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones

Hazard: The wireless earphones can overheat while charging or in use, posing burn and fire hazards.
Recall date: December 01, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/E-filliate-Recalls-DEWALT-Wireless-Earphones-Due-to-Burn-and-Fire-Hazards
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Safety while driving

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, December 22

While the Southern Maryland roads aren’t expected to be snow-covered this holiday season, your travel destination may 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA - Ridge
MVA - Ridge

Multi Vehicle Accident with Entrapment - Ridge

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, December 04

4-07 Box, 17:53 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of 16595 Three Notch Road in Ridge for a reported motor vehicle accident with subjects trapped. Squad 4 arrived at 17:57 and reported several vehicles in the roadway and confirmed entrapment. Squad 4's crew began extrication of the two victims pinned in one of the vehicles involved. Chief 4B arrived on location and assumed the Three Notch Road Command. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Holiday Décor Hazards

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, December 01

Nothing spreads cheer quite like holiday decorations, but care must be used to ensure your festive winter décor is fire-safe. Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays, which means December is the peak month for home candle fires. One-third (33%) of home decoration fires are started by candles. If you’re decorating with candles this holiday season, consider using the battery-operated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA Beachville Road
MVA Beachville Road

Vehicle Clips Pole / Beachville

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, November 30

11/29/21 - 4-03 Box, 11:21 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of the intersection of Gum Landing Road and Beachville Road for the reported motor vehicle accident. Callers reported that a vehicle had went through the security fence that surrounds Webster Field Annex. Chief 4B arrived and confirmed a vehicle had clipped a utility pole and came to rest into the security fence. Engine 141 arrived on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, November 30

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

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