Ridge Volunteer Fire Department


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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 20

On Monday, July 19th, Ridge VFD used its monthly drill night to brush up on water rescue operations using Boat 4. Boat-based rescue operations are a serious business, as they often take place in poor sea state and in the dark. Fine handling skills, navigational abilities, and close team coordination are all essential to safe and effective rescues.

Rescue boat operations in breaking seas, strong ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Matches and Lighters - Curious Kids Set Fires

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 19

Each year, children start many fires. Many of these fires are started with matches and lighters. Children set fires for many reasons; they may be curious about fire, crying for help, or engaging in delinquent behavior. Children as young as two have been able to operate lighters and start fires with them. Any act of fire setting, regardless of the reason, is dangerous and must be handled appropriately.

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 15

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


1) Product: Auranso Official Children’s Nightgowns (Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com)

Hazard: The nightgowns fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Recall date: June 30, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Childrens-Nightgowns-Sold-Exclusively-on-Amazon-com-Recalled-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Flammability-Standard-and-Burn-Hazard-Manufactured-by-Auranso-Official
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Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 13

Each year more than 15,000 people are seriously burned when their clothes catch on fire. In more than half of the incidents, flammable liquids or vapors were present on, or around the person's clothing. But it can happen in many ways. A person's loose sleeve may catch fire on a hot stove. Someone may be working with gasoline or some other flammable liquid and then light a cigarette. They might ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 10

Squad 4, Jeep 4, Brush 4, and Command 4 provided stand-by support to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Historic St. Mary's City. RVFD units, along with NDWFD Engine 141, Raft 5 from Seventh District VFD, ambulances from Ridge VRS and Lexington Park VRS, Medic Unit from St. Mary’s County ALS, and Off-road Utility ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Safety for Children

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 06

One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under the age of 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. When it comes to children, safety should be a priority and when it comes to fire safety, it is no exception.

Kids and Fire Safety- Facts and Stats:
• Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and another 293 children are ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, July 01

Celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks has been a longstanding tradition in the United States. However, many people are seriously injured each year by their careless use. Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls

PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best, June 30

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

1) Product: Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grills

Hazard: Incorrectly electroplated knobs on the grills can pose an electric shock hazard to users after the grill has fully preheated.
Recall date: June 3, 2021

For more information visit:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Kalorik-Recalls-Electric-Steakhouse-Grills-Due-to-Shock-Hazard-Recall-Alert
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