February is National Heart Month. TCVFRA is proud to join with the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services to provide a day of CPR and AED training for non healthcare personnel.
A key link in the chain of survival for an individual who has suffered cardiac arrest is high quality CPR administered as soon as possible after the attack. Bystanders, trained and willing to help, are critical to this link.
Come to the Talbot County Community Center on February 24 between 9AM and 7PM to learn how you can save a life.
The link below will download a flyer on this event. Please share this as widely as possible.
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TCVFRA elected their Officers for 2016. Their first regular meeting will be an Executive Committee meeting which will be held on January 13 at Station 60.
The 2016 Officers are:
Jamie McNeal – President
Steve Mroczek – Vice President
John Hanes – Tresurer
Connie Greenhawk – Secretary
The Talbot County Council presented representatives of the seven Talbot County fire departments each with a check at the November 24th meeting. These checks are 2014 stipends for each active member of these companies. The Council members were joined by representatives from the Town of St Michaels which contributed to the County Stipend Fund.
This fund is part of the County Council’s support to the Associations Recruiting and Retention Campaign.
The St Michaels Volunteer Fire Department organized and hosted the annual auto extraction drill on November 1st. This is the 11 year this drill has been conducted. 45 firefighters and EMS personnel from our member companies and Talbot County EMS participated.
Special thanks goes to Dan Dixion from St Michaels Automotive who supplied the vehicles and support for this and all previous drills. Thanks also goes to the Talbot County Council whose funding supports our County Wide Training program.
As the second year of the TCVFRA R&R Campaign begins the, we have developed our first TV ad. We will be running it on the Easton and other local cable systems. You can preview this ad on the home page of this site.
During the coming year, we developing additional ads and a longer recruiting video.
TCVFRA announced that our Third Annual Golf Tournament has beed scheduled for May 14, 2016. It will be held at Hogs Neck Golf Course. Details to follow.
TCVFRA is running recruiting ads on WCEI and WINX during the week of April 5 2015. These ads part of our on going recruiting campaign for Talbot County Fire Companies. They are timed to support the planned County Wide Open House on April 12.
Visit your community’s Fire Station on April 12. See the gear, meet the people who serve their community as volunteers. Learns what it takes.
The TCVFRA is joining with MD Maryland and MSFA in planning Open House Events ant our member Fire Companies on April 12, 2015
Talbot County Kicks Off Year Long Call for Volunteers – The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, with the support of the Talbot County Council, initiated a yearlong recruiting campaign entitled “Gear up for Talbot” on October 1st.
The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association represents fire departments located in Easton, Cordova, Oxford, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Trappe and Queen Anne, Maryland. The goal is to boost membership in the these departments.
Nationally, over 70% of firefighters and emergency rescue workers are volunteers. A decline in volunteers since the financial collapse is a nationwide problem and is especially acute for rural counties who depend on volunteers for their fire and rescue service.
In Talbot County as in most rural counties in Maryland, volunteers make up 100% of the emergency fire and rescue service. Local volunteer fire companies are the heart of the communities they serve as well as a saving their taxpayers significant costs. Converting to a paid service would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and result in significant tax increases.
Anyone 16 or older may join their local fire company. The benefits are significant and growing. They include free education, a Maryland income tax exclusion and insurance while on the job.. Whether you are young and looking for excitement, or not so young but have time to assist with accounting, computers/networks, administration and fund raising there is a place for you at your local fire company.
For more information visit www.tcvfra.org or call (410) 770-8160. Join today!