Ridge Volunteer Fire Department


St. Marys County Fire/EMS Scanner Feed

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

View All Events

2021 Incidents
Jan 18
Feb 35
Mar 24
Apr 23
May 20
Jun 20
Jul 25
Aug 31
Sept 17
Oct 6
Nov
Dec
Total 219

2020 Incidents
Jan 19
Feb 21
Mar 16
Apr 21
May 24
Jun 31
Jul 35
Aug 35
Sept 21
Oct 17
Nov 20
Dec 11
Total 271

2019 Incidents
Jan 17
Feb 13
Mar 28
Apr 26
May 21
Jun 20
Jul 15
Aug 21
Sept 19
Oct 20
Nov 14
Dec 12
Total 226

2018 Incidents
Jan 18
Feb 8
Mar 22
Apr 20
May 15
Jun 30
Jul 28
Aug 26
Sept 22
Oct 33
Nov 16
Dec 23
Total 261

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
January 1, 2016
2,678,590
Visitors Today
Oct 17, 2021
294
The Sounds of Fire Safety at Ridge Elementary School - Fire Prevention Week 2021
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter RSS

By PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best
October 8, 2021

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 were gathering students, Engine 43 responded lights and sirens to the scene. Firefighters made entry into the building to do a quick search, all while the students watched. To test the teachers, we held one random student back with us in our staging area. It didn’t take long for the teacher to realize there was a student “missing.” Everyone did great!

Once the students were back in class, we started our day. Several groups of students, from Pre-K to 5th Grade, took turns visiting the Fire Prevention Mobile Classroom (a.k.a., smoke trailer) and a walk-around of Engine 43 and some fire turn-out gear. Ridge VFD Fire Prevention educators shared fire prevention and safety tips specific to the various sounds heard during fire emergency (sirens, SCBA air pack alarms, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, etc.). Each student was taught about the differences between smoke alarms and CO alarms and different sounds they make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – three beeps for smoke alarms and four beeps for CO alarms – you must take action.

The students were also taught the importance of staying low to the ground when there is smoke in the home, sleeping with their bedroom doors closed (Close Before You Dose), how to check a room door for heat/high temperatures, and how to escape from a bedroom window equipped with a safety ladder. They really enjoyed getting to crawl on the ground and climb out the window! After the mobile classroom lesson, the students were given an up-close tour of Engine 43. Firefighters/educators displayed equipment and gear from the various compartments. Following the sessions, each student was given a goodie bag full of safety information, coloring/activity books, and stickers.

Ridge VFD wants to thank the staff and students from Ridge Elementary School for allowing us to come by and share some fire safety information!

Units: Engine 43
 
 

Add a Comment Add a Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
13820 Point Lookout Road
P.O. Box 520
Ridge, MD 20680
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 301-872-5571
E-mail: info@ridgevfd.org
Copyright © 2021 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)