Ridge Volunteer Fire Department


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05/13/2021
Texas Roadhouse fundraiser night

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Hurricane Preparedness

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, May 10

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, 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)

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No Caption Ridge VFD Receives $300 Stipend to Conduct Home Fire Sprinkler Educational Program During the Month of May

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, May 03

Ridge VFD was awarded a $300 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and State Farm to increase awareness about the dangers of home fires and the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. Ridge VFD was one of 30 qualifying fire departments that demonstrated a plan to conduct community outreach during Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2021.

Home Fire Sprinkler Week, which ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Monthly Fire Drill Focuses on Water Supply Operations Using Fire Boat 4

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 28

During our April fire drill, we demonstrated and practiced water supply operations using Boat 4. Boat 4 not only responds to open water rescues, it responds as a water source to structure fires and wildfires that are in close proximity to the water, using it’s onboard deck gun. While afloat in Smith Creek, Boat 4’s crew used our new Rescue Rope Launching Gun to shoot a towline to shore (approx. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 43 flows supplied water through deck gun
Engine 43 flows supplied water through deck gun

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No Caption Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 23

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


1) Product: NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters

Hazard: The coffee bean roasters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: April 21, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Metal-Ware-Recalls-NESCO-Coffee-Bean-Roasters-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

2) Product: Kawasaki TERYX® ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Maryland Wildfires

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 21

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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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 15

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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Secretary / Past President Timmy Ridgell Memorialized

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 13

On Monday, April 12, members of the Ridge VFD and the RVFD Auxiliary gathered outside at our Deceased Members Memorial to witness the family of Secretary / Past President Timmy Ridgell place his nameplate on the Memorial Plaque. Following the plaque placement, the ringing of the bell sounded to recognize Timmy’s passing. It was a somber, yet special, moment. Our thoughts remain with the Ridgell ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R: Timmy's brother (Incident Safety Officer Heavy Ridgell), wife (Associate Member Bonnie Ridgell), son (Engineer John Ridgell), and daughter (Auxiliary Member Ashleigh Andrews).  John and Ashleigh attaching nameplate to the plaque.
L-R: Timmy's brother (Incident Safety Officer Heavy Ridgell), wife (Associate Member Bonnie Ridgell), son (Engineer John Ridgell), and daughter (Auxiliary Member Ashleigh Andrews). John and Ashleigh attaching nameplate to the plaque.

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, April 11

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


1) Product: Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots

Hazard: The lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Recall date: April 8, 2021

For more information visit:
https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Verizon-Recalls-2-5-Million-Ellipsis-Jetpack-Mobile-Hotspots-Imported-by-Franklin-Wireless-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

2) ... (Full Story & Photos)

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