Fire & Rescue

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:39 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28200 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a hold-up alarm activation. Deputies arrived on scene and located the employee/victim outside and heavy smoke inside...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the Consent Agenda, the Commissioners recognized Tom Hodges Auto Sales with a Proclamation for 31 years of service. The Commissioners also recognized several local black-owned businesses with a Proclamation for...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 6:42 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to a serious motor vehicle accident along Rt. 4 near the intersection of Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle, a Chevy Equinox that had crashed into the guardrail on...
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Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of 8564 Barry’s Hill Road in Accokeek, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a Ford Explorer Sport Trac fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian with one patient unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims on the...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE 7/25/2021: On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Fairgrounds Road in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Police arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes from dispatch and found a male unconscious in the...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported high speed collision involving a motorcycle. The 911 caller/EMT on the scene requested a helicopter for an adult male after an approximately 170...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 61-year-old male with minor injuries. The operator of the...
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11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 8:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue  personnel responded to the area of Myrtle Point Park located at 24050 Patuxent Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported a 12-year-old female fell out of the vehicle and was then run...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the early morning of July 23, 2021, in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, for a report of a pedestrian...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

The officers and members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. are proud to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph V. Slade for induction into the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame for 2021. Joe Slade joined the Department in 1969. Mr. Slade has been an active member...
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One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

Homicide Unit detectives are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Adelphi. The victim is 21-year-old Juan Agudelo Maldonado of Lanham. Four additional victims were also shot in this incident. They are all adult males. Three of the victims remain hospitalized, the fourth was treated and released. Preliminarily,...
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Lightning Strikes Steeple of Church in Waldorf

Lightning Strikes Steeple of Church in Waldorf

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, thirty three fire and EMS personnel responded to the Calvary Gospel Church, on Berry Road in Waldorf, just after 2:00 P.M. Firefighters arrived on scene in minutes, and reported fire showing from the roof, they stretched a line to the attic area and extinguished all fire. There were no...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced awards of $4 million in federal funding made available through the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act (RELIEF) of 2021. MEMA will distribute these funds to 181 volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue departments throughout the State of Maryland to assist with hardship relief...
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Maryland State Police and Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police and Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

UPDATE 7/19/2021: On Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 6:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Quatman Road in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from Bay District responded and found a vehicle smoldering on the side of Quatman Road. The owner is unknown at this time. The...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE 7/19/2021: On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at around 12:30 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a motorcycle crash in the area of Point Lookout Road and Thompson Orchard Lane in Lexington Park. Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene to find a single motorcycle had left...
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Three Children Dead, One Firefighter Injured After House Fire in Prince George’s County

Three Children Dead, One Firefighter Injured After House Fire in Prince George’s County

On Monday, July 19, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2400 block of Iverson Street in Hilcrest Heights, for the reported townhouse fire with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two-story townhouse. Firefighters made entry into the residence and removed two occupants. Both victims...
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Firefighters Recover Missing Man’s Body from Water at Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, Police Investigating

Firefighters Recover Missing Man’s Body from Water at Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, Police Investigating

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 4:03 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Point Lookout Marina located at 16244 Millers Wharf Road in Ridge, for an open water rescue. The 911 caller was an employee of the marina who advised an elderly man at the marina was not seen in...
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Five Injured After Three Vehicle Collision in California, One Child and One Adult Flown to Area Trauma Centers

Five Injured After Three Vehicle Collision in California, One Child and One Adult Flown to Area Trauma Centers

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 12:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Andrews Church Road and Johnson Pond Lane in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway. Witnesses told First Responders one...
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NDW Indian Head Firefighters/EMTs Recognized for Lifesaving Incidents

NDW Indian Head Firefighters/EMTs Recognized for Lifesaving Incidents

Members of Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire and Emergency Services Indian Head Company were recognized for lifesaving during a July 13, 2021, ceremony at the fire house with Naval District Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Michael Steffen and Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Commanding Officer CAPT Todd Copeland. The awards covered an astonishing four...
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Baltimore Police Officer Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Anne Arundel County Police Find His 15-Year-Olds Step-sons Body in Wall

Baltimore Police Officer Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Anne Arundel County Police Find His 15-Year-Olds Step-sons Body in Wall

UPDATE 7/15/2021: On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 4:42 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 1400 block of Stoney Point Way, Curtis Bay, Maryland for a child custody dispute. A mother was in the area to pick up her teenage son who had been with the stepfather. Initially officers were told...
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