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RVRS Meets with the Brownie Troop!

Chief Christy Ridgell, October 24

On Tuesday, October 24th, 2016, the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad hosted a basic medical care demonstration for nine (9) girls from the Girl Scout Brownie Troop. RVRS Lieutenant Mandy Purdy explained the importance of learning their address and phone number so they can relay the information to the 911 dispatchers if they should ever have to call, how to recognize a choking victim, and what should ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention Week at St. Michael's School

Driver Leo Gillespie, October 13

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD, Company 4) and Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad (RVRS, Company 49) participated in the national “Fire Prevention Week.” This event was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which claimed 250 lives, left 100,000 people homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres in October 1871.
The 2016 Fire Prevention ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ambulance 496 at St. Michael's for Fire Safety Prevention.  Lt. Christina Gillespie.
Ambulance 496 at St. Michael's for Fire Safety Prevention. Lt. Christina Gillespie.

St. Mary's County Fair Parade - 2016

Driver Leo Gillespie, September 24

On Saturday, September 24th, members from the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad (RVRS) participated in the St. Mary’s County Fair Parade with Ambulance 496. Driver Leo Gillespie and Lieutenant Alex Ketner drove Ambulance 496, a 2009 Ford E-450 Super Duty, in the parade along with Leonardtown Fire Chief 1, Leonardtown Engine 10, Leonardtown Ladder Truck 1, Mechanicsville Engine 23, Seventh District Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

St. Mary's County "Blue Out"

Driver Leo Gillespie, July 30

The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, Company 49, was honored to participate in the first annual “St. Mary’s County Blue Out.” The event was established to show our support as we recognized the bravery and courage of our state and county law enforcement officers. As stated by the 'Blue Out' organizers: “So many individuals and organizations made this event a success and we could never have lined the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Co 49, Ambulance 499 at "Blue Out"
Co 49, Ambulance 499 at "Blue Out"

Congrats to the New Engineers!

Chief Christy Ridgell, July 12

The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad has made a few changes to their appointed Line Officer positions this month. On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, Southern Maryland Volunteer Fireman's Association (SMVFA) President, Johnny Wathen, attended our monthly business meeting and installed Boyd Loflin and Dale Reppel as Engineers to finish out the 2016 year. We greatly appreciate their willingness to step-up to ... (Full Story & Photos)

County-Wide Emergency Preparedness Drill

Leo Gillespie, June 24

On June 24th, 2016, Lieutenant Christina Gillespie and Driver Leo Gillespie from the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad participated in the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP), St. Mary’s County Emergency Management Agency, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, and Contaminated/Injured Victim Response Drill. This year’s exercise was conducted in cooperation with the St. Mary’s County Emergency Management ... (Full Story & Photos)

Early Morning MVA

Chief Christy Ridgell, June 08

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, Company 49 (RVRS) was dispatched to the area of Point Lookout Road and College Drive for “injuries from a fall.” Upon arriving on the scene, the crew from Ambulance 499 found the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies out with a male patient lying on the ground in the driveway of a nearby residence. From the relayed information, it appeared ... (Full Story & Photos)

69th Annual SMVFA Convention in Ridge!

Chief Christy Ridgell, April 30

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association (SMVFA) held their 69th Annual Convention in Ridge last week. On Friday, April 29th, Darlene Wood of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (RVFDA) was installed as President of the SMVFA Ladies Auxiliary and on Saturday, April 30th, Johnny Wathen of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) was installed as President of the SMVFA. This ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mandy Purdy, Christy Ridgell, Frances Ann Cullison, Jack Cullison, Eddie Boswell
Mandy Purdy, Christy Ridgell, Frances Ann Cullison, Jack Cullison, Eddie Boswell

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