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Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. briefs

April 06, 2010

Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 33 calls in March



The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 33 calls for service in March 2010, according to Fire Chief Chris D. Rohrer.

The calls included five structure fires and three vehicle accidents with injuries -- one of which had entrapped victims requiring extrication. The company assisted the community five times on emergency flooding situations and had six medic-assist calls.

In March, 38 different personnel participated, with an average number of personnel per call of 10.65.

Smithsburg Fire's top five responders in March were: Sean Scott (26 calls); Steve Lewis (24); Phil Rohrer (21); Kenny Smith (20); and Chuck Scott and Alan Robison (each had 17 calls).

Smithsburg Fire assisted Trinity Lutheran prekindergarten as the engine room area was used for its St. Jude Trike-a-Thon fundraiser for the hospital. The fire company also provided station tours and public education for several community organizations.

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Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. offers spring cleaning tips



The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. would like to offer several tips for the spring cleaning season.

If burning yard waste and debris, please refer to all pertinent local, county and state burning policies, and be courteous to neighbors. Follow proper procedures before burning.

There must be a minimum of 200 feet from any structure, wooded area or property line and you can only burn natural vegetation produced on the property where the burn will be conducted. Any further questions should be directed to the Washington County Health Department's air quality department.

Please contact your local fire company if you do not have working smoke alarms in your house. If you live in Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co.'s first-due service district, call the fire station at 301-824-2889 or send an e-mail to chief@smithsburgvfc.org">chief@smithsburgvfc.org to make arrangements to receive a smoke alarm.

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