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We announce the passing of James T. "Sonny" Ridgley

Member Joyce Shry, October 26

United Fire Company is saddened to announce the passing of James T. "Sonny" Ridgley. Sonny was a Life Member and Past President at United Fire Company - Company #3. In 1967, Sonny was appointed the first Chief Dispatcher of Central Alarm in Frederick County. He retired as Chief of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Fire Department.

Friends will be received on Friday, October ... (Full Story & Photos)

James T. "Sonny" Ridgley
James T. "Sonny" Ridgley

Vigilant Hose Does Emmitsburg Proud

Member Joyce Shry, October 26

Friends of the Vigilant Hose Company - on behalf of Vigilant Hose Company President Frank Davis, Chief Chad Umbel and Auxiliary President Tina Ryder, we're certain you'll wish to view a just-released 4:52 TRT Music Video Production about Emmitsburg and its all-volunteer fire department.

Titled, "The Fallen and the Brave," by Dave Carroll, it was produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fall Open House Events

Member Joyce Shry, October 24

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Vigilant Hose and Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Companies hosted their Open House Events during October. Many County residents stopped by their local fire station to meet the firefighters, EMT’s and volunteer members that serve them. The residents had the opportunity to get an up close look at the fire engines and equipment, support units and ambulances. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Blessing of the Badges
Blessing of the Badges

The Blessing of the Badges

Member Joyce Shry, October 11

The blessing of the badges is an event where law enforcement and fire service personnel have their badges blessed for safety and well being. “Blessing of the Badge”, recognizes the courage, dedication, challenge and commitment of emergency service providers worldwide. It is important that we acknowledge the impact that our professions have on our families and never forget those we have lost in the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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