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All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast – January 5th

The Deale Volunteer Fire Department is having a Country Breakfast fundraiser on January 5th, 2019 from 8am to 11am. Cost is $9 per person – Children 5 and Under are FREE Menu: Bacon, Sausage, Scrapple, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Cream Chip Beef, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fruit Cocktail, Juice and Coffee. ...
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Winter Safety Tips

Staying Safe at Home this Winter   From chilling temperatures to slippery sidewalks, winter is a season that brings unique safety concerns. Keep your family cozy and safe this winter by remembering a few important tips. Winter comes with a few hazards for homeowners, but there are plenty of things you can do to protect your property and your family. Keep these tips in mind. Request a Home Heating Inspection: The fact that your central heating unit, space heater, or fireplace was working properly at the end of last season does not mean it’s ready for this winter. Before frigid temperatures set in, hire a professional to conduct a safety inspection of your heating units, as well as your fireplace’s flue and chimney. If any potential risks are found, act immediately to remedy them. If you’ll be using space heaters, make sure your rooms have proper ventilation and that the units are ...
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Anne Arundel County Adopts Lifesaving Technology via PulsePoint, a 9-1-1 Integrated Mobile App

Anne Arundel County Adopts Lifesaving Technology via PulsePoint, a 9-1-1 Integrated Mobile App   PulsePoint empowers CPR-trained citizens and off-duty professionals to provide critical assistance to cardiac arrest victims Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2018 – On Monday, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Leadership Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department introduced life-saving technology in Anne Arundel County via the PulsePoint app. The event was held at Anne Arundel Medical Center and was highlighted by messages from David Jackson, class of 2015, Leadership Anne Arundel; Dr. Jerry Segal, medical director of cardiovascular services, Anne Arundel Medical Center; Allan C. Graves, fire chief, Anne Arundel County; and Steve Schuh, county executive for Anne Arundel County. Speakers detailed the benefits of the mobile app, which alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac events in their vicinity so they may administer aid. The app also notifies users of the closest available ...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013. It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland homes with battery- only operated smoke alarms. The effective date for this requirement to be completed by is January 1, 2018. Why is a sealed-in battery important? Nationally, two-thirds of all home fire deaths occur in homes with either no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm, mainly due to missing or disconnected batteries. By sealing the battery inside the alarm, the unit becomes tamper resistant and removes the burden from consumers to remember to change batteries, which in turn, will save lives. These sealed-in, long-life battery smoke alarms provide continuous protection for a decade, and national fire ...
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Adopt a Family – Christmas

Normally the sight and sounds of fire department vehicles mean bad news, but showing up before Christmas meant Santa Claus was on the way. Members of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department extended its reach to 3 local families to have a Merry Christmas this year. The Department presented the families with several gifts before Christmas to help out. Families were chosen from Guidance Counselors from the local schools, Shady Side Elementary and Deale Elementary. Children received various items from clothes, toys, puzzles, games, and gift cards.   Responses from Family’s / Guidance Counselors “Thank you for organizing this special Christmas surprise. I know that the family was incredibly appreciative and you all created an incredibly memorable Christmas for the entire family.”   “Thank you so much. My kids are in shock! Even though they are quiet children, their silence shocked even me! I appreciate everything that the Deale Fire Dept has done for ...
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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy: Replace Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: 18-022 Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information. ...
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Open House – THANK YOU !!!

The Deale VFD would like to THANK all of the residents and friends who came out to the fire prevention Open House on Saturday October 14. The event was a great success and very well attended! ...
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Deale Volunteer Fire Department Welcomes the “Safe Station” Title

In response to the growing heroin/opioid addiction epidemic in Anne Arundel County, effective April 20th each Anne Arundel and Annapolis City Fire Station will be designated as a “safe environment” for individuals looking for assistance to start their path to recovery from heroin/opioid addiction. At any time of day or night that an Anne Arundel County resident who is the victim of a heroin/opioid addiction decides or gathers up the courage to ask for help, they can go to any Anne Arundel County or Annapolis City Fire Station and speak to the personnel on duty. In close partnership with the Anne Arundel County Police and the Crisis Response Team, individuals seeking help will be assisted in obtaining the necessary detoxification resources. ...
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Congratulations to the Brothers Osborne

The Deale Volunteer Fire Department joins the entire community in congratulating the Brothers Osborne on their CMA vocal duo of the year award. Keep the music flowing and keep making Deale proud! ...
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Passing of Charter Member Bernard Calvin Phipps

It is with deepest regrets that the Officers and the Members of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad announce the passing of Mr. Bernard Calvin Phipps. Bernard Calvin Phipps, a lifelong resident of Deale, passed away July 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. The only child of Bernard Lucius “Bud” and Lena Phipps was born September 20, 1924 at the Phipps Family Homestead. He attended Deale School and Southern High School. Calvin served in the United States Marine Corps and was a combat veteran of WWII in the Pacific Theater. He married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Nutwell Marshall in 1946 and they were married for over 50 years. Calvin spent many years working as a waterman, proprietor of Phipps Marine Railway and as a Marine Surveyor. He and his wife also owned Phipps LTD Antiques. He was a faithful member of Faith Assembly of God, previously Deale Assembly of God ...
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