Ridge Volunteer Fire Department


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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, February 27

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


1) Name of product: Margo Taper Candle Holders

Hazard: The candle holders can catch on fire if they come in contact with the candle’s flame, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: February 24, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Urban-Outfitters-Recalls-Margo-Taper-Candle-Holders-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

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Smoke in the Commercial Building - St. Mary's City

Incident Safety Officer Edward (Eddie) Raley, February 21

4-01 Box, 22:43 - Ridge units responded to Mill Field Drive in St. Mary's City for the reported commercial building fire. Chief 4B arrived on location at 22:51 and reported that there was a slight odor of smoke in the building and established the command. Engine 141 arrived shortly after and started the investigation on division 1 (First Floor). Engine 43 arrived and reported to subdivision 1 (Basement ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smoke in the Building - St. Mary's City
Smoke in the Building - St. Mary's City

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Ridge VFD Membership, February 21

The officers and members of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department regret to announce the passing of Secretary / Past President Timothy A. “Timmy” Ridgell on February 14, 2021. Timmy joined the Department in 1973 and was an dedicated, active member until his death. Along with being our current Secretary, he also served as President and was active on many committees throughout the years. He was instrumental ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Motor Vehicle Accident - St. James

Incident Safety Officer Edward (Eddie) Raley, February 19

4-02 Box, 22:25 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the intersection of Mattapany Road and Three Notch Road in St. James for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 4 arrived at 22:36 and advised he had two vehicles involved with one vehicle off the roadway and he established the command. All patients were out of the vehicles. Engine 141 and Squad 4 arrived and assisted with securing the ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA - St. James
MVA - St. James

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, February 19

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


1) Name of product: Model Year 2021 Wolverine RMAX4 1000 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs)

Hazard: The vehicles’ rear shock absorber mounts can break, posing crash and injury hazards.
Recall date: February 11, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Yamaha-Recalls-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles-Due-to-Crash-and-Injury-Hazards-Recall-Alert#

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February Company Drill - EMS Skills

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, February 16

For our February Company drill, we received a hands-on demonstration of Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad’s new Stryker LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System. The LUCAS 3 delivers automatic chest compression with minimal risk of interruptions. This allows for consistently accurate CPR chest compressions at a standard 30:2 (compressions:breaths) ratio or the high performance CPR rate of 100+ compressions per ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA- Mattapany Road
MVA- Mattapany Road

Overturned Vehicle - St. Mary's City

Incident Safety Officer Edward (Eddie) Raley, February 15

4-01 Box, 05:30 - Squad 4 was dispatched to the area of 48046 Mattapany Road in St. Mary's City for the reported vehicle overturned and off
the roadway. Chief 4 arrived at 05:40 and reported one vehicle on its side in a front yard. All occupants were out of the vehicle and were being assessed by Ambulance 397C. Engine 141 and Squad 4 arrived and secured the vehicle. All victims refused treatment ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Injury Prevention Tips During National Burn Awareness Week

Public Information Officer / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, February 10

As a part of Burn Awareness Week, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind residents of safety tips and precautions in hopes of preventing burn-related injuries.

The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that each year, approximately 400,000 people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries in the U.S.

The theme of the 2021 Burn Awareness Week is “Electrical Safety from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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