Fire & Rescue

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department Sadly Announces Passing of Life Member Charles “Mike” Wills

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department Sadly Announces Passing of Life Member Charles “Mike” Wills

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. regrets to announce the passing of Active Life Member Charles “Mike” Wills. Mike passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Mike joined our station on February 14th, 1980 at the age of 15. Including this year, Mike has had 39...
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Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

The Southern Maryland College Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department with two sessions. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m. The second session begins at 5:00 p.m. and is open until 7:00 p.m. Approximately 120 colleges and universities throughout Maryland...
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Seventh District Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fire Threatening Garage in Bushwood

Seventh District Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fire Threatening Garage in Bushwood

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at approximately 3:55 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to 22044 Colton Point Road in Bushwood, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a structure. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a pick-up truck fully engulfed in fire with extensions to a 1-story garage....
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville Sends Five to Area Hospital

Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville Sends Five to Area Hospital

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 1:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Mechanicsville Road and Church Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with seven to nine patients with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. A...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Crash in Clements

One Transported to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Crash in Clements

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Colton Point Road and Hurry Road in Clements, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway. The single occupant was transported to an area trauma...
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Potomac Speedway Employee Injured After Being Struck by Race Car

Potomac Speedway Employee Injured After Being Struck by Race Car

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, at approximately 11:05 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, for the reported traumatic injuries. The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department reported one patient had an amputation to the leg. Crews on the scene requested a helicopter and the Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper...
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Two Children Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Two Children Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Pegg Road and West Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with all occupants out of the vehicles. Two pediatric...
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Two Injured in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Two Injured in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, at approximately 10:25 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. Two...
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One Injured After Trailer Fire at Local Business in La Plata, Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

One Injured After Trailer Fire at Local Business in La Plata, Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 10:20 p.m., firefighters from La Plata and surrounding departments responded to Kenny’s Scrap Metal located at 5900 Race Car Place in La Plata, for the reported structure fire with one injured. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one-story trailer with fire showing from multiple sides....
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Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Sadly Announces the Passing of Life Member Charles “Smokey” Milstead Sr.

Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Sadly Announces the Passing of Life Member Charles “Smokey” Milstead Sr.

The Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Charles “Smokey” Milstead Sr. Smokey served the department for 55 years and will be terribly missed. Rest In Peace Smokey. God bless you and we love you. Services are as follows: Viewing will be held on Saturday September 7th 2019 at...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

On June 10, 2019, at 5:05 a.m., The Jones family had their world torn apart when a fire started in their garage and lead to them losing their home and a vast majority of their belongings. The story can be found here: Chris is a member of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club Maryland...
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AUDIO: No Transports After First Responders Respond to Reported Overdose with Five Patients in Waldorf

AUDIO: No Transports After First Responders Respond to Reported Overdose with Five Patients in Waldorf

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church located at 305 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported multiple overdoses with subjects unconscious. Police arrived on the scene to find five subjects in front of the church with one unconscious,...
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UPDATE: First Responders Recover Body of Deceased Swimmer From Lexington Park Lake

UPDATE: First Responders Recover Body of Deceased Swimmer From Lexington Park Lake

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Nathaniel Warren Rosengrant, 34 of Lexington Park. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division responded and are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Sidorowicz at (301) 475-4200 extension *8043, or by email at [email protected]. 9/3/2019: On...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Supplies for Safe Harbor Residents

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Supplies for Safe Harbor Residents

As of August, 28, 2019 there were 18 residents at Safe Harbor Shelter in Prince Frederick, 13 of the residents are children. The shelter is in continuous need of basic supplies to run the shelter. Today’s residents are in dire need of food and school supplies. Many of us are short on time, but...
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Shed Destroyed and Home Damaged After Fire in Indian Head

Shed Destroyed and Home Damaged After Fire in Indian Head

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., firefighters from Indian Head, Potomac Heights, Bryans Road, and surrounding departments responded to 6650 Oakwood Circle in Indian Head, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one-story shed and small out building fully engulfed in fire and threatening another...
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Firefighters Save Driver with CPR After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

Firefighters Save Driver with CPR After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 9:25 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Andrew’s Church Road and Indian Bridge Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a...
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Passerby Alerts Homeowner of Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

Passerby Alerts Homeowner of Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 2102 Country Pines Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from the rear of the residence, and after further investigation, firefighters found a small fire found on...
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2-Alarm Residential House Fire in West River Currently Under Investigation

2-Alarm Residential House Fire in West River Currently Under Investigation

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, at approximately 4:55 a.m., firefighters from Anne Arundel, Annapolis Fire Department, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1002 Henry Avenue in West River, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story house with fire showing from the...
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31-Year-Old Saint Leonard Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

31-Year-Old Saint Leonard Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 12:35 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Route 4 south of Parran Road in Saint Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a single motorcycle. Upon arrival, units located a 2016...
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Hogan Administration Announces Grants Totaling $10 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in Maryland

Hogan Administration Announces Grants Totaling $10 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in Maryland

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC), in coordination with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, today announced nearly $10 million in grants to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic during fiscal year 2020. “Our administration continues to be committed to using every resource possible to ensure our local jurisdictions have access to life-saving resources such...
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One Injured After Vehicle Rolls Over in Scotland Early Friday Morning

One Injured After Vehicle Rolls Over in Scotland Early Friday Morning

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at approximately 3:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of  11175 Point Lookout Road in Scotland, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and resting on large rocks near the water....
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First Responders Save Three Patients and One Dog After Near-Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

First Responders Save Three Patients and One Dog After Near-Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, at approximately 7:40 a.m., emergency medical personnel responded to the 46700 block of Planters Court in Lexington Park, for the reported unconscious subject after a fall. The 911 caller stated a 50 year-old female was unconscious after a fall, and that a second patient was now unconscious with the...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Man Killed After Crashing Motorcycle in Commuter Parking Lot

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Man Killed After Crashing Motorcycle in Commuter Parking Lot

UPDATE: On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Golden Beach Road Park and Ride Commuter Bus lot, in Charlotte Hall, for the reported single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle, later identified as Samuel Brent Talton, age...
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One Injured After Motorcycle Rear-Ends a Van in Great Mills

One Injured After Motorcycle Rear-Ends a Van in Great Mills

On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Pegg Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single motorcycle and minivan in the roadway. One patient...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Killed on Great Mills Road After Being Struck by Motorcycle

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Killed on Great Mills Road After Being Struck by Motorcycle

8/27/2019 @ 12:10 p.m.: On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown barrack responded to Great Mills Road at Midway Drive, in Lexington Park, for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle. An on scene investigation revealed a Harley Davidson...
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