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2014 Call Stats
Jan 111 0128 0
Feb 108 134 0
Mar 102 159 0
Apr 98 153 0
May 116 115 47
Jun 110 115 11
Jul 110 64 53
Aug 131 130 44
Sep 134 126 33
Oct 153 108 66
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
Total 1173 1232 254

Past Call Stats
2013 1584 2036
2012 2122 2547
2011 1925 2081
2010 2017 2209
2009 1994 2211
2008 1947 1945
2007 2340 1958
2006 2039 2050
2005 2058 1653

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Branchville Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Families in Need

Life Member Mark Brady, November 19

MEDIA OP - Branchville Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Families in Need

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 @PGFDPIO

In what has become an annual tradition just before the Thanksgiving Holiday a volunteer fire/EMS department is preparing to do more. The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Inc. is an all-volunteer ... (Full Story)
First due house fire in Hollywood

Life Member Jim Davis, November 17

Shortly after 8:30 Sunday night, Engine 811, along with other units from the 4th and 6th Battalions, responded first due for a reported house fire in the 9600 block of 48th Avenue.

First arriving units reported smoke and fire showing from the rear of a 1.5 story wood frame dwelling.

Engine 811 laid out from the middle of the block, stretched a line and made an attack, along with the crew of Truck ... (Full Story & Photos)
Quick attack at a Greenbelt apartment fire

Life Member Jim Davis, November 04

Just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Branchville Engine 811 along with units from West Lanham Hills, Greenbelt and other near by companies were dispatched to 8641 Greenbelt Rd for smoke in the building,

First unit on the scene reported heavy smoke in the terrace level area of the three-story garden style apartment, second later they reported fire in the laundry room,

Engine 811 arrived third ... (Full Story & Photos)
Two-Alarm Fire at Family Dollar Store

Life Member Jim Davis, November 02

Shorty before 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Branchville Engine 811, along with units from the Fourth Battalion and units from Montgomery County, were sent to the vicinity of University Boulevard and Riggs Road for a reported building fire. First due company E834 saw the smoke as they left their quarters and traced it to the Family Dollar Store in the 2000 block of University Boulevard.

First units on the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Open House

Life Member Jim Davis and Member Jen Wilbanks, October 12

Fire truck rides, a bounce house, fire prevention demonstrations and a car fire were just some of the activities that took place on Sunday at the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company's open house for fire prevention week.

Over 100 people from College Park, Beltsville and other parts of the county attended the affair at their fire house on Branchville Road in College Park.

Volunteers from Berwyn Heights ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine runs beltway accident

Firefighter/EMT Matt Barnett, October 08

At approximately 0023 Wednesday, October 8, 2014. E811, along with surrounding companies, was dispatched to a single vehicular accident on the Outer loop of 95 at Kenilworth Avenue. Engine 811 was first to arrive on scene. It appears that the driver of the vehicle lost control and bounced off of several guard rails before becoming disabled in the middle lane. Upon arrival the crew of E811 found ... (Full Story & Photos)
Four people injured at a Beltway Accident

Life Member Jim Davis, October 07

Early Tuesday morning, Engine 811, along with Rescue Squad 814, Engine 835, and a number of EMS units, responded to a motor vehicle accident on the outer loop of the capital beltway near Cherrywood Lane.

First units on the scene reported two people ejected and two others injured.

Engine 811 provided barrier protection for EMS units and assisted EMS crews in providing aid to the injured victims.

All ... (Full Story & Photos)
Busy Friday for Volunteers

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, October 03

On Friday October 3rd, 2014 crews from Branchville responded to 23 calls between the Paramedic Ambulance and the Engine. At approximately 1100 hours Engine 811 was dispatched 3rd due to 29 Tiros Rd at NASA in company 48's first due for the report of a fire in the utility room. Engine 811 made the response with crew of 6 and arrived as the first arriving Engine assuming such responsibility. Crews ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crew showing the Engine to the Girl Scouts
Crew showing the Engine to the Girl Scouts

Fire Prevention Week right around the corner

Firefighter/EMT Robert Lopaz, October 02

With Fire Prevention week right around the corner the crews started there week off by showing the Girl Scouts of College Park the apparatus, the gear firefighters wear and provide fire prevention education. Following morning crew loaded up the engine headed to Holy Redeemer School to provide fire prevention education to the students. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine runs first due Apartment Fire

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, September 25

At approximately 20:00 Engine 811 and surrounding companies in the Fourth and Sixth Battalions were alerted to the 9000 block of Breezewood Terrace for smoke on the third floor. First arriving units from company 14 found smoke showing and that the building was being evacuated. Crew from Engine 811 advanced a 200' crossly up the interior stairwell and were met with moderate smoke conditions. Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)
Impressive Showing at County Convention

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, September 20

Branchville had a impressive showing at this years county convention bringing home the award for Best Appearing company for the 5th year in a row. Members participated in the games and had an overall great showing this year. Congrats to all the companies participating.... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Recieves Multiple Awards at County Awards Banquet

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, September 18

At the Annual County Convention this year at Bunker Hill VFD (855), Branchville and its membership were able to bring home multiple awards. As an overall the company received the award for 6000 hours of training in the past year. Individual members Danielle Celli and Spiro Dimakas received awards for rescues made during a storm this past spring and Paul McKenney received an Honorable mention for a ... (Full Story & Photos)


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