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Winter Fire Safety

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%). Here is everything you need to know about keeping your family and home safe from fire this winter season! Facts About Home Heating Fires From 2013-2015, an average of 45,900 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. Heating was the second leading cause of home fires after cooking. Home heating fires peaked in the early evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 and 8 p.m. Home heating fires peaked in January (21 percent) and declined to the lowest point from June to August. Confined fires accounted for 75 percent of home heating fires. Twenty-nine percent of the non-confined home heating fires happened because the heat source (like a space heater or fire place) was too close to things that Carbon Monoxide Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, etc. do not ...
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Holiday Fire Safety

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Well-watered trees are not a problem. A dry and neglected tree can be. Here is everything you need to know about keeping your home and family safe from fires during the holiday season! Facts About Holiday Home Fire Safety  One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four of Christmas tree fires. December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom. Holiday Safety Choose a Christmas tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk before placing the Christmas tree in a stand with water. Place the tree three feet away from any heat source such as a fireplace, radiator, candles, heat vents, or indoor lighting. Do not place a tree in the way of an exit of your home. Add water daily to your tree. Only use lights on your tree that have a ...
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Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon ?? Some purchases can qualify for donation to the DVFD, with no additional cost to you. Use the link below: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1717116 ...
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Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes: Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland. Are most active in September. IF YOU ARE UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY Determine how best to protect yourself from high winds and flooding. Evacuate if told to do so. Take refuge in a designated storm shelter, or an interior room for high winds. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Only use generators outdoors and away from windows. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Storm Surge Storm surge is water from the ocean that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around a hurricane. Storm surge is fast and can produce extreme coastal and inland flooding. When hurricanes cause storm surge, over 20 ...
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Annual Fireman’s Carnival – CANCELLED

On behalf of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department, we regret to inform you that this years Annual Fireman’s Carnival is cancelled due to COVID-19. We are deeply saddened, but at this time we don’t see any other options. Our main priority is the safety of our community. We hope to come back bigger and better in 2021. As of this time we are still hoping to have our Fall and Christmas event this year, but will know more as time progresses. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. -Carnival Committee ...
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Water Safety Awareness

Over the course of the past five days, there have been six fatal waterway related incidents in Anne Arundel County. Three of them in the Edgewater area alone. These incidents are all tragic and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those lost. On Saturday, June 29, U.S. Secret Service Agent Stephanie Hancock died in a kayak incident on Spa Creek, her body was recovered late that evening. Sunday, June 30, an adult male succumbed to factors related to drowning in the Carr’s Wharf area of Edgewater. Monday, July 1, two crabbers were recovered in Stoney Creek in the northern part of the county. Last night’s jet ski incident took the lives of two more adults in the South River, also in the Edgewater area. We want to take this time to discuss water safety so that everyone can help prevent fatal or tragic incidents in the future. Here are some water safety tips from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department: Top Ten Tips DO learn to swim. If you like to have a good time doing water activities, being a strong swimmer is a must. DO take a friend along. Even though you may be a good swimmer, you never ...
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How COVID-19  Spreads Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Can someone spread the virus without being sick? People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. How easily the virus spreads How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. ...
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Thanks For Your Donation

We would like to THANK all the businesses and local members of our community who have donated to our Shrimp & Bull Roast. Hollywood Nail & Spa Friendly Pharmacy Thursdays Hair Bizz Happy House Deale Pharmacy Chesapeake Health & Fitness Club En-Tice-Ment Meats En-Tice-Ment Stables Ketch 22 Ledo’s Cleaning Maid Easy Wagon Wheel West River Pit Ogilvie Exterior Services Sneade’s Crystal Weade Lisa Lee – Hayward Gourmet Cove Point Marine Bay Harbor Canvas Parks Liquors West Marine The Polymath Place Made with Love by Erin Hair Time Happy Harbor Julia Howes – Thirty One Rolands Chrissy Leonard – Thirty One Homeport Wine & Spirits Anchor Inn Pirates Cove The BayFront Vintage Home Gallery Lyndsie Cartney – Origami Owl Real Chill Umai Sushi Sandy Pony Collaboration Designs Anheiser Bush Zancan Press   ...
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Commendation Awards

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department will be awarding the following (2014 -2019) Commendation Awards at a Ceremony on May 9th that include four of the Deale VFD members. Campaign Ribbon will be awarded to Career (then) Lieutenant Stephen Stanton (Then) Company 5 for Dwelling Fire – (2017) 936 Childs Point Road Campaign Ribbon Unit Citation for Exemplary Performance will be awarded to: Volunteer Chief Russell Lancaster, Lieutenant Louis Parks and Firefighter Shaun Nutwell for (2016) Water Rescue. ...
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Passing of Life Member – Harold “Ray” Phipps

It is with deep sympathy that the Deale Volunteer Fire Department announces the death of Harold “Ray” Phipps on February 3, 2019. Ray was a Life member of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department, and passed Assistant Chief. He will be greatly missed and our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Phipps family during this time.   The family wishes to have a private memorial.   DOB: 1/17/1944 DOD: 2/3/2019 Hired within AACFD 8/25/72 Promoted to FF III 7/9/1976 Retired: Retired 10/1/2000 Badge # 187     ...
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