2022 - 2023
SMVFA - Meetings

July 25, 2022
Seventh District VRS

September 26, 2022
Solomons VRSFD

November 28, 2022
St. Leonard VFD

January 30, 2023
St. Mary's ALS

March 27, 2023
Tenth District VFD

April 29-30
Prince Frederick VFD

All meetings will be in person and a Zoom option will also be offered for those wishing to join Virtually

Upcoming Events

Texas Hold'Em

Blazing Keys Dueling Pianos

SMVFA 3rd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Muster

10/29/2022 - 12/07/2022
Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department Fundraisers

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By MARTY MADDEN -, August 10

A Calvert County volunteer who is part of local history was saluted by the county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s weekly meeting.

Randy Smith began his involvement with local firefighting during the mid-1970s. In 1981 Smith was one of over 30 charter members of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

This past June, Smith was recognized by the Baltimore-based African American Fire Fighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire - St. Inigoes

Firefighter / NREMT Edward (Eddie) Raley, August 09

4-03 Box, 08:57 - Ridge VFD was alerted for a vehicle fire in the area of the intersection of Trapp Road and Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes. Lieutenant Russell arrived shortly after dispatched and advised incoming units that the vehicle was fully involved and assumed the command. Crews from Engine 141 and Engine 41 quickly extinguished the fire. The police were dispatched to the scene for investigation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, August 08

Millions of Americans live with physical and mental disabilities. One in four American adults (61 million) live with a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing. This is why it is important to be familiar with fire safety practices for those with disabilities.

Quick Facts:
• Those with physical and mental disabilities are one of the highest risk groups ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles County Fire/EMS Mourns the Passing of La Plata VFD Life Member

Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 08

Funeral Arrangements for Past Engineer/Active Life Member John "Jay" Johnson, Jr.

Monday, August 8th
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department
911 Washington Avenue
1400-1600 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs.
Firemen's Prayer Service at 1900 hrs.

Tuesday, August 9th
Maryland Veteran's Cemetery
Cheltenham, MD
1300 hrs.

Repast to follow at La Plata VFD

Our department mourns the loss of Jay. He ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern Maryland Volunteers, August 06

On Saturday, August 6 the Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club, Point Lookout chapter hosted a Poker Run to benefit the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. It started at the Grid Iron Grill in Callaway, MD with presentation of colors and the young lady on top of the fire truck singing the national anthem. We were then escorted by 2nd District and Bay District Fire Departments and then ... (Full Story & Photos)

Collision with Fire

Engineer Brad Saunders, August 05

On August 5th at approximately 5:21 am, Hughesville Volunteers were alerted to Prince Frederick Road in the area of Brandywine Road for the motor vehicle collision. Squad 2 and Paramedic Ambulance 28 made the response. Shortly after responding, Charles County Sheriff’s Office Units arrived on scene to find a U-Haul truck with fire in the engine compartment spreading to the passenger compartment. Squad ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engineer Brad Saunders, July 16

On July 16th at approximately 0251 hours, Hughesville Volunteers and surrounding departments were alerted to the 7000 block of Leonardtown Road for the barn fire. Engine Tanker 2, Tanker 2 and Chief 2 responded. Units arrived on scene to find an approximately 400x200 horse stable with fire throughout. A defensive fire attack was utilized until a ladder pipe operation could be established. Two ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)

Damaging Weather Event

FF/EMT Michael Windsor, July 16

On July 12th, at approximately 8:30 pm, a strong thunderstorm came through the Dentsville and Newburg area. Due to the severity of the storm and the abundance of calls such as trees down, wire/transformer problems, and trees into or on houses, County Fire Chief Kaufmann, Deputy County Fire Chief Herbert, Deputy Special Ops Chief Sekuterski, and multiple departments sent apparatus and personnel to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Secretary Christy Leach, July 15

The officers and members of the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad regretfully announce the passing of Life Member Robert Benedict “Bobby” Abell. Bobby joined the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad on June 7th, 1966. He held the positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, President, Vice President, and Board of Director. He was bestowed Life Membership in 1981 and became a member of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

SMVFA Represents at the 130th MSFA Convention & Parade

Southern Maryland Volunteers, June 22

Last week many members of the association made the trip to Ocean City Maryland to attend the Maryland State Fireman’s Associations (MSFA) 130th Convention. The convention began on Sunday, June 19th at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Coastal Highway. The convention committee did an outstanding job providing training for all members to attend and the training did not disappoint. On Monday ... (Full Story & Photos)

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