Fire & Rescue

21-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

21-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

State police are investigating a three vehicle collision that claimed the life of a woman driving eastbound on MD Rt. 6, west of Cooksey Road in La Plata, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The deceased victim is identified as Taylor Anne Halbleib, 21, of Hughesville.  She was transported to the University of Maryland Charles...
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Motor Vehicle Crash in Clements Under Investigation

Motor Vehicle Crash in Clements Under Investigation

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., firefighters from the 7th District Volunteer Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Colton Point Road at Hurry Road, in Clements. Initial reports were of a vehicle and tractor trailer with one overturned. Upon arrival firefighters located a pick up truck pulling a trailer and another...
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Fatal Vehicle Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation

Fatal Vehicle Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation

On Saturday, December 2, 207, an initial 911 hang-up was received at approximately 4:20 a.m., for a reported fire at 10047 Lyles Place in Waldorf. The fire department was then dispatched at 4:22 am and when they arrived with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, they discovered a vehicle was on fire. After extinguishing the...
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15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a residence on Ambrosia Lane, in California, for a report of an infant struck by a vehicle. The child was conscious, alert and being treated by a nurse, when first responders arrived on scene. The 15-month-old and mother...
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Maryland State Police-Fatal Collision Investigating in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police-Fatal Collision Investigating in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on November 28, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to the area of eastbound I-495/Inner Loop-Washington Beltway east of New Hampshire Avenue for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 International truck tractor was traveling eastbound on I-495 when it struck a pedestrian that...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Lusby

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Lusby

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 5:50 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to Sandy Wash Circle in Lusby for a report of a pedestrian struck. Patrol units arrived with fire department personnel and confirmed that an adult female was struck by a...
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VIDEO: Single Vehicle Car Accident Causes Brush Fire

VIDEO: Single Vehicle Car Accident Causes Brush Fire

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police, firefighters and EMS units were dispatched to Three Notch Road, in the area of Evergreen Park Road, in Lexington Park, for a motor vehicle accident. A jeep traveling on Three Notch Road left the travel portion of the roadway and struck a utility pole,...
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Mechanicsville Volunteers Respond to Animal Rescue

Mechanicsville Volunteers Respond to Animal Rescue

On November 21, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 28000 Block of Thompson Corner Rd for the Animal Rescue. Units arrived to find a horse that was stuck in the mud on its side. Crews, with the assistance of a veterinarian and St. Mary’s County...
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Mechanicsville Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Into a House

Mechanicsville Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Into a House

On November 24, 2017, at approximately 4:55 p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, along with several EMS units, were dispatched to the 38400 block of Laurel Ridge Dr. for the report of a vehicle into a house. Rescue Squad 2, Engine 21 and Command 2 responded on the call. On arrival, crews...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

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...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters and emergency personnel were dispatched to the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Airport Road, in Hollywood, for the report of a airplane in distress. The pilot reported he was experiencing a problem with his landing gear. The pilot circled the area to burn off...
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Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

On November 15, 2017, two individuals were victims of two fires in the County. At approximately 5:40 a.m. a 911 call came in reporting someone possibly trapped in a trailer located on the property of 1775 Marhsall Hall Road in Bryan’s Road. The victim has been identified as 53 year old Duane F. Crispell,...
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26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on MD Route 225 (Hawthorne Road) west of MD Route 224 (Chicamuxen Road), in Indian Head. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2005 Cadillac STS, being operated by...
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Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

On Wednesday, November 16, 2017, Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to 11950 Goldie Farm Place, in Waldorf, to conduct an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a late afternoon fire. The initial 911 call was received from a medical alert device at approximately 3:21 p.m and was subsequently upgraded to an undetermined...
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Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017  at approximately 5:40 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 1775 Marshal Hall Road in Bryans Road for a house fire. The first 911 call was received at 5:40 a.m by a passerby. Subsequent calls to 911 indicated possible entrapment. Upon...
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State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

A Maryland State Trooper was hit by a drunk driver while working in his patrol vehicle on I-495 in Prince George’s County early this morning. The trooper identified as TFC Angel Ortiz is a 7 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and is assigned to Forestville Barrack. He was transported to Prince George’s...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE – Official Police Press Release – 11/10/2017: On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Kessler Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Based on the severity of injuries,...
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Fort Washington Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

Fort Washington Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at approximately 1:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Old Washington Road and Kaine Place in Waldorf. Investigation showed the driver of a passenger car was traveling south on Old Washington Road when he...
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Press Release: St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Committee

Press Release: St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Committee

The role of the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Committee in the emergency services system in St. Mary’s County is to act as a conduit between Fire and EMS volunteers and the county government. The following press release is distributed under the authority of Daniel Davis, Chair of the ESC. On November 1, 2017...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Crash in Accokeek

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Crash in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash early in Accokeek. Investigators are trying to identify a male passenger who fled the scene after the crash. He is described as an African American male with dreadlocks, possibly wearing a black jacket. On Friday, November 3, 2017, at...
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St. Mary’s County Continues to Investigate Emergency Radio System Issues

St. Mary’s County Continues to Investigate Emergency Radio System Issues

The tragic events surrounding the loss of an infant on October 24 have raised concerns regarding emergency response in St. Mary’s County. As the matter continues to be investigated, some preliminary findings have been determined. St. Mary’s County utilizes multiple systems to alert first responders of a call for service. This provides for redundancy,...
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VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road in Great Mills Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle had driven into the Brass Rail Sports Bar. Witnesses reported the car traveling...
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VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

On Thursday, October 27, 2017, at 12:33 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 45450 Alton Lane at the Popeyes  in California for the report of outside fire threatening a commercial building. Units responding to the call were advised by dispatch, the 911 caller was at McDonald’s, and saw...
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