Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil ... (Full Story & Photos)
Progress continues on Tower-9. The cab has moved to paint while the aerial device undergoes further disassembly and testing. Work will continue on the cab including electronics, wiring, Line-X and cab components. The frame and chassis will continue on until construction over the next few weeks. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On May 25 at 22:39 Engine Companies 9, 3 and 7 and Squad 3 were alerted to the house on fire in Calvert County. Engine 91, Engine 32, and Squad 3 responded. First arriving Chief 3 (Solomon’s) arrived on scene finding a 1 story single family with fire through the roof. Units conducted an interior attack extinguishing the same. Squad 3 arrived on scene performing search and overhaul. Units operated ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Volunteers from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department were alerted at 2151 to a report of a boat in distress/taking on water. E-91 (Yount) responded along with Boat-3 (Solomons VFD), Boat-4 (Ridge VFD), Dept. of Natural Resources to the report of 26' boat with no power and 4 people on board approximately 1-2 miles north of the Thomas Johnson Bridge. C-3B (Stockwell), CAPT-3 (Burroughs) ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Chief Joe Gould accepting an award for fire prevention from the Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Duane Svites of the Southern Regional office.
On April 30,2016 the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department hosted the annual firemen's convention and memorial service at their station. It was a somber day as each county paid their final respects to their departed brothers and sisters. The list of departed is always long and when you have one of your members in the list seems to make it very long.
At 1000 hours, Company 9 was alerted to the 10000 block of Poplar Drive in Lusby for a House on fire with people trapped. Engine 91 (SGT Young) responded with 4 men. First due units arrived on scene of a one story home with fire showing. Solomon’s Chief 3 arrived on scene and immediately requested the Second Alarm bringing the Engine and Tanker from Company 3 and additionally Tower 9. First due units ... (Full Story & Photos)
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, April 19
It sure seems that way for the whole state of Maryland and today was an example of what to keep expecting if we don't get some rain soon. The tones sounded for a brush fire on Loveville road off of Maryland Route 235 and dispatch advised units marking up on the air and responding that they would have a working fire. This was in Company 7's (Hollywood) first due with Company 2 (Mechanicsville) and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Just after 9pm Station 9 was alerted for an outside fire behind the RC Theaters. Brush 9 responded shortly after dispatch and while enroute communications advised that the police were on scene and had a large fire in the clearing at the construction site and were trying to figure out access. Based on that information Brush 9 asked to have the Pumper Tanker from St. 9 respond.