Fire & Rescue

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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Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., dispatchers at the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center were made aware that Sheriff’s Office Deputies were unable to hear them. The computer system alerted dispatchers to several minor system alarms. Following protocol they then transitioned to their portable backup radios and said they were able to...
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Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

On October 25, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m, police and emergency personnel responded to Village Liquors at  Budds Creek Road, in Chaptico for a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a vehicle into the building. Two people were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is unknown...
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PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

Correction 10/24/2017 at 7:45 p.m.: The original article indicated the suspect fled twice in a PGFD marked vehicle. While he did flee twice, the first time was in his personally owned truck (the Ford F-150). He switched vehicles at the Silver Hill Fire Department and returned to his house in the fire department’s marked...
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Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

On Monday, October 23, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighter from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Military Drive in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Ford minivan with smoke showing. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Fire damaged the front seat and carpet of the van. The cause of...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on Three Notch Road at the intersection of Pegg Road, in Lexington Park. The crash involved three vehicles. Two patients were transported to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Deputies...
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Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 4:35 a.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Three Notch Road, in the area of Gunston Drive, in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Toyota Rav4 fully engulfed in flames. All occupants were able to evacuate the vehicle...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Lower Marlboro Road, in Huntingtown, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Patrol units arrived with fire department personnel and confirmed that an...
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Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 10/9/2017 @ 12:15 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:07 p.m., patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road. Arriving officers discovered two...
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