Fire & Rescue

County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

Tonight and to his complete surprise County EMS Chief Andrew Spalding was honored with the Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Service Award for his tireless efforts and personal sacrifice shown to the citizens of our county, region, and state. Chief Spalding has led the volunteer EMS system through some trying times with the COVID pandemic...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and detectives from multiple Maryland fire and police agencies, arrested 69-year-old David M. Crawford of Ellicott City. Crawford is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges in connection with a series of incendiary fires of homes, vehicles, and residential garages...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., firefighters responded to the La Petite Academy of Waldorf located at 100 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the building evacuated with nothing evident from all four sides. Upon entry into the building, firefighters...
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UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE 7:15 p.m., A spokesperson for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office confirmed members of their Special Operations Team made entry into the residence and found one adult female victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. 3/02/2021 at 5:15 p.m: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., firefighters responded to 10904 Maryland Woods Court in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two story split-foyer single family dwelling. The owner/occupants have been identified as the Currie family. Investigation determined the fire...
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AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

On February 28, 2021 at 9:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive for the motor vehicle collision possibly involving a stolen vehicle. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported they were driving past the accident and thought it looked bad, they stopped on the scene...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

On Friday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 23500 block of Hidden View Lane in Hollywood, for the reported one not breathing. The 911 caller reported a 26-year-old male was found not breathing and advised they believed the subject had overdosed the night before. Crews...
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Students enrolled in the Calvert County Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services High School Recruit Program recently received new sets of protective fire turnout gear. The gear was purchased with a portion of grant funds secured by the Calvert County Department of Public Safety through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant,...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 36668 Owens Drive in Bushwood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a golf cart had overturned and ejected the operator, and confirmed no...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Ford F-350 was traveling northbound on Crain Highway when for unknown reasons the truck left the roadway, went...
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VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Engine 72 staffed with four personnel responded to 25224 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck with fire showing with extensions to the area. Tanker 74 was requested for additional water....
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Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outer loop of Interstate-495 at Route 450 for a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a male pedestrian was running from the right shoulder across the highway to the left shoulder...
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Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon? Are you a member of Amazon Prime? Do you want to support Hollywood VFD? Here is your chance. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is excited to have teamed up with Amazon, and are now a part of their AmazonSmile program. Each time you make a purchase using AmazonSmile, a...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Bright Lane in Sunderland, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a horse. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and horse in the roadway. Firefighters pronounced the...
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Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

On Sunday, February 21, at approximately 12:09 a.m., units from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service were dispatched to a house in the 2700 block of Hughes Road in a residential area of Adelphi for a report of multiple unconscious people. Upon arrival, crews located two buildings which...
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Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to broaden the distribution...
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Head-on Collision Leaves Two Trapped in Hughesville, Both Patients Flown to Area Trauma Center

Head-on Collision Leaves Two Trapped in Hughesville, Both Patients Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 12:20 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Herbert Road in Hughesville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision with one patient in...
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Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is working to determine the circumstances of a double fatal shooting Friday night in Capitol Heights. The names of the two decedents, both adult males, will be released once they are identified and their families are notified. A third adult male was also shot. He remains...
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Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that left two people dead Sunday morning in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 5:10 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 and Route 202 on a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash. According...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 6:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles involved with two of the vehicles off the roadway. Firefighters...
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Timothy Allen Ridgell, 63

Timothy Allen Ridgell, 63

Timothy Allen Ridgell – the Man, the Myth, the Legend – of St. Inigoes, MD crossed the veil while among the mountains of West Virginia on February 14, 2021. Timmy, as he was known by many, was a lifelong resident of St Mary’s County. He was born at Quantico Naval Hospital to John Allen...
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VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 2:28 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee responded to 46823 Flower Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire with one animal trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find an end of the row two-story townhouse with smoke and fire showing...
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Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Luckily no injuries were reported in this incident, however, the community, family and friends are deeply saddened of the loss of approximately 20 beloved vehicles that belonged to William Edward “Eddie” Bailey in a fire on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bushwood. One family member, Rick Mattingly, released the following on Facebook. “When my...
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