Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Coordinate Donations

News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments throughout our county are discouraging visitors from visiting their local fire and EMS departments out of concerns for our community. 

If you have an emergency that requires our direct attention, call 9-1-1.  We appreciate the donations we have received and are working to coordinate donations. 

Residents and businesses that wish to donate are asked to call 301-609-3435 or email:

The Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS stations continue to stand ready to respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  The volunteer leadership is playing a key role in participating daily with Charles County’s Emergency Operations Center to ensure that as a County we continue to provide the best service to our citizens.

While we continue to go through these unprecedented times, it is reassuring to see how our community can come together in a time of need. Thank you to all our residents and businesses who continue to support all first responders during this pandemic.

For more information about the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services, contact Bill Smith, Volunteer Fire/EMS Coordinator at 301-934-3581. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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