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The Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Inc.
(FCVFRA)

 

 

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Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services,

 contact Joyce Shry at JShry@frederickcountymd.gov

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Volunteers, access Frederick County online training here.

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Board of Contributors - The Frederick News Post

FCVFRA, June 15

BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS
COMMENTARY

By Chip Jewell

A legacy of service, as a family tradition

There are many family traditions that follow throughout generations. The tradition of serving your country or your community is a hallmark of the uniforms of service — military, law enforcement and fire/rescue. In our local volunteer fire companies, families often have a legacy of service.

Some families ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vernon Cassell Jr. (front right) and James A. Cassell (back right) followed in their father Vernon Cassell Sr.’s footsteps when they each became fire chief in Braddock Heights. Here, they are posing with their brothers Harold M. Cassell (front left) and Larry Cassell (back left).
Vernon Cassell Jr. (front right) and James A. Cassell (back right) followed in their father Vernon Cassell Sr.’s footsteps when they each became fire chief in Braddock Heights. Here, they are posing with their brothers Harold M. Cassell (front left) and Larry Cassell (back left).

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No Caption Safety Stand Down 2024 prioritizes back-to-basics fire training

Member Joyce Shry, June 12

The 2024 Safety Stand Down emphasizes the importance of a solid, foundational training program with the theme “Fire Training: Back to Basics.” Safety Stand Down is held during June 16-22, 2024.

To handle the ever-expanding needs of the communities they serve, firefighters must receive ongoing training to ensure that they’re adequately prepared to respond to fire incidents along with a vast range ... (Full Story & Photos)

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

FCVFRA, June 04

Friday June 4, 2004

Fire ravaged a 133-year-old Libertytown church building and nearby rectory Thursday afternoon (June 3), destroying priceless stained glass windows and antiquities in a four-alarm blaze that drew 22 fire companies from three counties. A plume of smoke was visible more than a mile away as firefighters poured water on St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on Church Street, ... (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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50 YEARS AGO TODAY - From the files of The Frederick News-Post

FCVFRA, May 28

Tuesday May 28, 1974

Sun, smiles, contests and water battles — this was the scene at the Emmitsburg Middle School Sunday afternoon as more than 100 persons turned out to watch firemen from 11 county fire companies play. The firemen’s field day started with a parade of the units participating through the town of Emmitsburg. The Independent Hose Company of Frederick won the hookup contest, completing ... (Full Story)


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National Cancer Survivors Day

FCVFRA, May 26

All Hands,

National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated June 3rd through June 7th at the James M. Stockman Institute located at 1562 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick. John Carnegis will be sharing his story at the Stockman Institute on Tuesday June 4th from 1400 until 1500. Please keep all of those that you know that are battling cancer in your thoughts!

-Chief Coe


Thomas E. Coe
Chief / Division ... (Full Story)


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

FCVFRA, May 20

May 20, 1974
In a never-ending effort to offer fast, efficient emergency medical treatment, Maryland State Police medics are now undergoing intravenous therapy training at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine (formerly the shock trauma unit). And in the very near future, IV equipment will be carried on the state police helicopters.... (Full Story)


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No Caption 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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FREDERICK COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE HIGH SCHOOL WORK BASED LEARNING INTERNSHIP GRADUATION

Member Joyce Shry, May 14

Today, May 14, 2024, Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services High School Work Based Learning Interns graduated.
There were five volunteers who graduated today at the Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility at noon.

The five graduates are:
Hunter Lowery - Middletown Volunteer Fire Company
Donovan Mrozinski - Middletown Volunteer Fire Company
Austin O'Leary - Brunswick Volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 20 YEARS AGO TODAY - From the files of The Frederick News-Post

FCVFRA, May 04

May 4, 2004
For 17 years, Engine 151 has sat forgotten in a remote spot of the New Market District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company’s compound. But the company’s first firetruck will soon be drawing stares of admiration again. Firefighters are raising funds to restore the 1955 Ford F750 as a tribute to founding members of the company. The goal is to use the truck as a “show piece” at area parades ... (Full Story & Photos)

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OPEN HOUSE AT FIRE MUSEUM MARCH 27. MUSEUM TO OPEN ON APRIL 6TH FOR THE 2024 SEASON.

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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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)

Proper Hand Washing
Proper Hand Washing

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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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Car Safety Seat Hotline

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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