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Calvert County High School Recruits take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Regional Skills USA competition moving on to the State Competition

Firefighter/Medic Ginger Manifold, February 12

Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department Hosted the 2018 Skills USA Regional Competition for the High School Recruit Class. We are proud to say that 3 Calvert County Fire- Rescue-EMS students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Fire Fighter Competition. All three Students will continue on to represent in the State of Maryland Competition on April 14th in Millersville, MD. 1st place winner at the state ... (Full Story & Photos)

1st Place-Ethan Poore-HVFD
2nd Place- Devin Ardekani-PFVFD
3rd Place-Alisha Sleeper-SLVFD
1st Place-Ethan Poore-HVFD 2nd Place- Devin Ardekani-PFVFD 3rd Place-Alisha Sleeper-SLVFD

No Caption Jonathan Riffe Holds Book Signing at Dunkirk Firehouse

Firefighter/Medic Ginger Manifold, January 31

Jonathan Rife’s book is on the notorious Thomas Sweatt, a serial arsonist, who terrorized houses, businesses and vehicles between 1980 and 2005. Sweatt was arrested in 2005 and admitted to more than 340 fires that he had set. He was probably involved with more than a thousand vehicle fires. And those fires killed 4 people. Jonathan Riffe’s book is titled “Inside the Mind of DC’s Most Notorious Arsonist”. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Local Volunteer Publishes Serial Arsonist Book

Jonathan Riffe, January 17

Local volunteer, Dunkirk VFD Deputy Chief Jonathan Riffe has published a book that has been released to the public.

For 25 years, the serial arsonist Thomas Sweatt terrorized neighborhoods throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. When at last he was arrested in 2005, he confessed to over 340 arson-set fires that claimed the lives of 4 people. Through years of research and combing through ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Why You Should Water Your Christmas Tree

Past Chief Wayne Hardesty, December 05

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In these videos, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree. For Christmas tree safety tips, visit the NFPA website(link is external).

For information about fire research at NIST, please visit ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

Member Kayti Gatton, November 27

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder
A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013. It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland homes with battery- only operated smoke alarms. ... (Full Story)





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