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Welcome to the Official Website for
The Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Inc.
(FCVFRA)

 

 

Gear Up Join the Excitement
For information to volunteer with The
Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services,

 contact Joyce Shry at JShry@frederickcountymd.gov

If you are interested in volunteering, double click on

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Volunteers, access Frederick County online training here.

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Member Joyce Shry, July 11

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter?

Our selection criteria require that volunteers:
• Be at least 16 years of age.
• Have a valid driver’s license.
• Be healthy and in good physical condition.
• Complete basic fire or EMS training
• Live in close proximity to the fire station.
• Have a clean criminal record.
• Meet the minimum ongoing training requirements.
• Respond to a certain ... (Full Story & Photos)

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20 YEARS AGO TODAY - From the files of The Frederick News-Post

FCVFRA, July 11

Sunday July 11, 2004

A fire engine, ambulance and other rescue vehicles fill the garage at Westview Fire Station, and today, an electric hair clipper hangs from the ceiling by a long yellow cord.

A soft humming is audible above the scanner as Sgt.Tom Coe gives Mike Kehne, a firefighter and emergency medical technician, a buzz cut. Downtime is a luxury, not a guarantee, for the men who work at the ... (Full Story)


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20 YEARS AGO TODAY - From the files of The Frederick News-Post

FCVFRA, June 27

Sunday June 27, 2004

Rapid growth has transformed rural areas into suburban enclaves almost overnight, creating an increased number of emergency calls and slower response times. But two proposed fire stations and 50 new career hires are expected to relieve problems and provide better service, said Richard Himes, chief of training for the division of fire and rescue services.

Funding for a new station ... (Full Story)


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50 YEARS AGO TODAY - From the files of The Frederick News-Post

FCVFRA, June 25

June 25, 1974

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department, Clarksville, recently donated an ambulance to the Urbana Volunteer Fire Company, which was organized recently. The Howard County fire company used the ambulance for several years.... (Full Story)


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No Caption The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services Internship Program

FCVFRA, June 02

Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services wants YOU!

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services Work-Based Internship Program is offered to high school juniors and seniors by Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services.

If you have or know of anyone that's interested in getting some great training, obtain life skills and are either a company volunteer member in need of classes or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Residents Urged to Take Precautions in Hot Weather, Learn the Signs of Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Member Joyce Shry, May 19

FREDERICK, MD – With temperatures expected to be in the mid 80s and higher in the coming days, residents and businesses are advised to be aware of the signs of heat-related illnesses and to use caution during outdoor activities as we come into the summer season.

The combination of high temperatures and humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illness is possible. The Frederick ... (Full Story & Photos)

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President Chip Jewell, March 12

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum will host an open house on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the museum located at 300B South Seton Av. In Emmitsburg just north of the National Fire Academy.

Several new items will be on display including the “Junior Defender” uniform manikin and the historic original “tin type’ of an actual “Junior Defender. Also on display from the Junior ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Move Over Slow Down Law

FCVFRA, October 09

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorists Move Over Law Expanded To All Vehicles Beginning Oct. 1, 2022


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – The Maryland State Police are reminding motorists that on October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland expanded to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals – including hazard warning ... (Full Story)


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Proper Hand Washing
Proper Hand Washing

Do YOU Know When and How to Properly Wash Your Hands?

FCVFRA, September 12

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ultimate Guide to RV Fire Safety

FCVFRA, July 17

As RVs become more popular for travel and recreation, it’s important to understand the potential fire risks and how to prevent them. RVs are at a higher risk of fires due to their smaller space, propane appliances, and electrical systems. It is crucial to take preventative measures and know how to respond to a fire emergency.

Please view the attachment for the complete story.
Thank You... (Full Story & Photos)

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photo credit: Frederick County Health Department
photo credit: Frederick County Health Department

2024 Annual Open Burn Ban Notification

Member Joyce Shry, June 05

The Frederick County Health Department announces the annual ban on open burning effective June 1st. Open burning permits cannot be used each year from June 1st through August 31st. This ban does not apply to small recreational fires such as campfires, barbeques or gas grills.

The annual burn ban is required by the Maryland State Air Quality regulations and first went into effect in June 1995. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lawn Mower Safety Tips & Injury Prevention

FCVFRA, March 29

Spring seems to have sprung, finally! Time to start mowing the lawn…and to remind people to keep children away from lawn mowers.

Research shows about 10,000 lawn mower accidents send children to the hospital every year, causing injuries more severe than any other tool or device. Children can fall and slip into the blade, especially if the grass is wet. Please keep children away from lawn mowers.

Attached, ... (Full Story)


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FCVFRA, February 03

Is Your Family Riding in a Safe Manner?

Protecting children in cars requires a long-term commitment. Field experience during child safety seat checkpoints show that 9 out of 10 child safety seats are not being used or installed correctly.

Children progress through the use of infant seats, toddler seats and finally booster seats before they are of the proper age, height, and weight to wear the vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Babysitting Safety Fire Tips

FCVFRA, September 27

Whether you work full time outside the home or are simply going out for the evening, you want the best possible care for your children while you are away from them. Before you hire anyone to watch over your children, make sure they are a mature, experienced, capable individual who truly cares about the welfare of the children.

Babysitting can be a great money earning opportunity but it comes with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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