Fire & Rescue

MedStar Health Acquires Righttime Medical Care, Network of Urgent Care to Expand Across Maryland

MedStar Health Acquires Righttime Medical Care, Network of Urgent Care to Expand Across Maryland

Effective December 1, 2020 MedStar Health has acquired Righttime Medical Care, a provider of urgent care services to patients in Maryland for the past 30 years. The acquisition brings 19 additional urgent care centers, including the HeadFirst clinics for sports injury and concussion care, and approximately 300 associates into the MedStar Health system. These...
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Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

A heat sanitization box designed and developed by entrepreneurs at TechPort, UAS Business Incubator and Community Innovation Hub of Southern Maryland, to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making personal protective equipment (PPE) reusable was instrumental in yesterday’s announcement on Dry Heat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 and Maryland State Police Aviation Find Two Missing 7-Year-Old Twins Safe and Unharmed

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 and Maryland State Police Aviation Find Two Missing 7-Year-Old Twins Safe and Unharmed

12/01/2020: It was a happy homecoming for 7-year-old twins Annabelle and Abigail Thanksgiving day after the girls went missing and were reunited with family after several hours of playing in the woods. Deputies responded to a residence on Fireberry Ct. in Prince Frederick, MD for the report of “Missing Persons”, shortly after 4:45 p.m....
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, at approximately 4:35 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Woody’s Barber Shop located at 27185 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a single vehicle partially into the building. No injuries were...
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Update: 22-Year-Old Huntingtown Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

Update: 22-Year-Old Huntingtown Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: On November 26, 2020 at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to single vehicle crash on Wilson Road in the area of Allday Road in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival units located a Ford SUV off the roadway that been involved in the...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Head-on Collision in Friendship

UPDATE: Brandywine Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Head-on Collision in Friendship

UPDATE 11/25/2020: On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of W. Chesapeake Beach Road and Sansbury Road for a two vehicle head-on collision. The investigation revealed that a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was following a Dodge Ram pickup truck while travelling westbound on Chesapeake Beach Road near Sansbury...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Marbury

Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Marbury

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Chicamuxen Road and Sweetmans Road in Marbury, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a t-bone style collision with one subject trapped. Firefighters...
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No Injuries Reported, State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Marbury

No Injuries Reported, State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Marbury

On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 10:40 p.m., 37 firefighters from the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to the 4300 block of Mattawoman Creek Road in Marbury, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to reported fire showing from a one story single family residence....
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Officer Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Langley Park

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Officer Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Langley Park

UPDATE 11/25/2020: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal pedestrian collision in Langley Park. The name of the deceased pedestrian will be released once his family has been notified. The striking driver was an on-duty PGPD officer driving an unmarked police vehicle. The...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Dump Truck Overturns in Avenue

One Transported to Trauma Center After Dump Truck Overturns in Avenue

On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 5:37 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 22800 Oakley Road in Avenue, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single dump truck off the roadway and overturned with the single occupant/operator out of the...
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2020 Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations for St. Mary’s County and NAS Patuxent River

2020 Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations for St. Mary’s County and NAS Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River Police would like to thank everyone who donated to the Toys for Tots “Stuff the Cruiser” event this past weekend. Volunteers collected approximately $2,300 worth of toys this year for our Toys for Tots toy drive. The Patuxent River Police will be at the NAS Patuxent River Navy Exchange to accept...
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Firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County Respond to Farm Equipment, Corn Field and Woods on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County Respond to Farm Equipment, Corn Field and Woods on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Friday, November 20, 2020, at approximately 1:35 p.m., firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to the area of 9025 Farmland Place in Charlotte Hall, for the reported combine harvester on fire with extensions to the surrounding field and woods. Firefighters arrived on the scene to confirm one combine fully engulfed in...
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AUDIO: Police Arrest Assault Suspect After Victim is Stabbed Multiple Times in Avenue

AUDIO: Police Arrest Assault Suspect After Victim is Stabbed Multiple Times in Avenue

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, at approximately 2:05 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 20700 block of Golden Thompson Road in Avenue, for the reported stabbing. Dispatchers advised all responding units the 911 caller reported the victim was a 56-year-old male with two stab wounds. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County...
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Hollywood VFD Announce the Passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer

Hollywood VFD Announce the Passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer

It is with a heavy heart that the Hollywood VFD announce the passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer. Mr. Schmalgemeyer passed away peacefully in his sleep early morning Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Many of you know him as Mr. Bill, Mr. “Smokemeyer”, Mr. Smokes, the Voice of the HVFD (for years). The...
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Sign of The Whale Liquor Store in Lexington Park Damaged by Fire, No Injuries Reported

Sign of The Whale Liquor Store in Lexington Park Damaged by Fire, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood, and Valley Lee responded to Sign of The Whale Liquor Store located at 21899 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported commercial building fire. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke coming from...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Santa Clause Route Starting on December 3, to December 18

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Santa Clause Route Starting on December 3, to December 18

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 3 to December 18. Santa will be riding on a big red firetruck sleigh! An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system. Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 –...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 69-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 69-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at North Sandgates Road near the intersection of Cavalier Street. Deputies arrived on the scene where a single vehicle drove off the roadway and into a wooded ravine. The St....
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One Injured After Dump Truck Overturns in Waldorf

One Injured After Dump Truck Overturns in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7:27 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Billingsley Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a large commercial vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck overturned. One victim was transported to an...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Long Fall from Deer Stand in Nanjemoy

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Long Fall from Deer Stand in Nanjemoy

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 6:45 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 10370 Adams Willett Road in Nanjemoy, for the inaccessible terrain rescue with one subject injured. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller was in the area of the given address in the woods with the victim. The 911 caller...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The meeting started with a joint meeting between the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom). The Commissioners heard from Department of Public Works & Transportation Department Director John Deatrick...
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First Responders Remind Citizens to Prepare for Colder Weather with These Winter Safety Tips

First Responders Remind Citizens to Prepare for Colder Weather with These Winter Safety Tips

Heating – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every...
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23-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash on Billingsley Road in Waldorf

23-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash on Billingsley Road in Waldorf

On Monday, November 16, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Billingsley Road near St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving two vehicles. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Subaru was travelling westbound on Billingsley Road when he...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in White Plains, One Transported to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in White Plains, One Transported to Trauma Center

On Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 8:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Billingsley Road and St. Patrick’s Drive in White Plains, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and one subject ejected. Police arrived on the scene to report one subject in the roadway...
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No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, at approximately 9:35 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3500 block of Norwood Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire with subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story residence with smoke showing. Upon entry, crews found a fire in the kitchen. Additional firefighters...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Birthday for First Fire Chief William “Billy” Huesman

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Birthday for First Fire Chief William “Billy” Huesman

The Hollywood VFD celebrated the 100th Birthday for Charter Member and First Fire Chief Mr. William “Billy” Huesman. Mr. Huesman was present at our Monthly Business Meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, where the Department celebrated with cake, fellowship and great memories. In addition, the department did a drive-by Happy Birthday celebration on his...
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