Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2018 Call Stats
ENG Amb Medic
Jan 91 135 0
Feb 85 112 0
Mar 87 121 0
Apr 61 87 0
May 52 154 0
Jun 26 145 11
Jul 53 138 0
Aug 57 120 0
Sep 2
Total 512 1012 13

2017 Call Stats
Jan 97 134 10
Feb 120 144 0
Mar 126 133 10
Apr 101 126 0
May 95 158 13
Jun 68 153 0
Jul 98 119 0
Aug 96 79 8
Sep 113 110 0
Oct 84 89 0
Nov 70 87 0
Dec 56 72 2
Total 1124 1404 43

Past Call Stats
2017 1124 1404 43
2016 1436 1823 172
2015 1602 1836 387
2014 1421 1512 340
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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Division 4
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Division 5
Emergency Medical

Division 6
Fire and Rescue Operations

Division 7
Fiscal Affairs

Division 8
Health and Safety

Division 9
Special Operations

Division 10
Logistics and Supply

Division 11
Personnel Management

Division 12
Inspections and Invest.

Division 13
Public Affairs

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Fun Filled Open House Day

Member-At-Large Jennifer Wilbanks, October 14

Branchville welcomed the community to share in a day of fire prevention education and safety demonstrations at our annual Open House.

Visitors had a chance to use a fire extinguisher to put out a small stove fire, spray a fire hose at a wooden flame target, and ride on an antique firetruck.
In a special demonstration, theylearned about how a firefighter looks and sounds wearing fire gear and a SCBA ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo Credits: PGFD PIO Mark Brady
Photo Credits: PGFD PIO Mark Brady

Multi-Alarm Apartment Fire in New Carrollton | Box 28-06 | 5300 Blk 85th Ave

Station Sergeant Joshua Edery, September 17

Around 1545 hours on Monday, September 17th, Engine 111 and Chief 11 were alerted to respond on the second alarm for an apartment fire in the New Carrollton area of Co. 28's first due in the 5800 block of 85th Ave. First arriving units reported a 3 in the front and 4 story in the rear garden-style apartment with heavy fire showing from the top floor and through the roof. A second alarm was transmitted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Helping those affected by Hurricane Florence

President Jeramie Jordan, September 14

Branchville is proud to announce that we are partnering with The Hogs and Heroes Foundation to collect supplies to aid those affected by Hurricane Florence. Branchville will be one of three collection points to collect items such as bottled water, clothes, and dry food goods that will be sent to areas affected by the hurricane. The Hogs and Heroes Foundation will also be collecting donations at ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ladies Auxiliary member to become officer in the County Ladies

Ladies Auxiliary President Kathryn "Kitty" Oliver, September 13

Branchville Ladies Auxiliary member Teri Robinson will be installed as a color bearer for the Ladies Auxiliary to the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association on Friday night September 14, 2018 at the annual County Convention being held in various departments throughout the county, the installation of the Ladies officers will be held at Marlboro VFD. This is the first step in ... (Full Story)

Branchville Hosting Several PGCVFRA & LA Convention Events

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, September 04

***9/14/2018-The Show and Shine and Hook-Up event has been postponed due to the weather. We will update you when a new date is scheduled. The Prayer Breakfast will go on as scheduled.***

This year, the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its 2018 Annual Convention at several volunteer stations throughout the county. Branchville is happy to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo: T.Tanner/
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Severe Storm Damages Several College Park Homes

F/F Thomas Tanner, August 13

Just after 5pm the Daniels Park, Hollywood and North College Park sections of College Park experienced and extremely concentrated and violent weather event. Violent winds and hail, working in conjunction with soil saturated by weeks of rain, caused trees to uproot and tree limbs to fall. Several homes suffered damage from toppled trees while isolated power outages resulted when high tension lines ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mass Multi-Drill

Assistant Fire Chief Balthazar Velez, July 21

On Saturday July 21st, the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company held an 8-hour mass multi-drill which included 41 members ranging from Probationary to Life. This drill focused on several areas including Medical, Trauma, Mass Casualty, Confined Space, Search & Rescue, RIT, Ladders, Hose Lines, Standpipe and Pump Operation.

We used this opportunity to turn-over 3 new Fire Fighters and 2 new EMTs! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member-At-Large Mark Brady, July 12

This week’s profile is on Eric Bernhard-Gove or more commonly known as the Branchville Volunteer Fire Chief Eric Gove.

Eric has been a volunteer member at Branchville for 15 years and is employed as a Master Firefighter with the National Institute of Health.

Some of Eric’s training includes Fire Officer III, Hazmat Tech, ARFF, Inspector II, Instructor III, Confined Space & Trench rescue.

Eric hails ... (Full Story & Photos)

Student Firefighters Practice and Review Firefighter I Lessons

Chief Eric Gove, July 02

On Thursday June 28th Branchville's current Firefighter I students and future students reviewed and practiced pulling handlines.

On Monday evening July 2nd after having a group meal, Branchville's current Firefighter I students and future students participated in training on our lay-out and hydrant hook up procedures at Branchville. Members practiced sleeving the hydrant and setting up for big ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FF/EMT/Ambulance Driver* Mackenzie Snyder, June 29

Taking classes is one of the most exciting and anticipated parts of the probationary process. Four probationary members are attending the summer Firefighter 1 session and five probationary members are attending the summer EMT class. Branchville is proud of the hard work and training that these members have put in thus far and will continue to put in before becoming riding members on apparatus. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Branchville Member Honored at MSFA Convention

Member-At-Large Jennifer Wilbanks, June 19

Branchville is proud to congratulate member Frank J Underwood on receiving the Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award for an exemplary 50 plus years of volunteer service. Frank's service includes time volunteering for Allentown Road, Branchville, the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, and the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

Frank is part of a distinguished group of volunteers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Congratulations Frank Underwood
Congratulations Frank Underwood

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President Jeramie Jordan, May 26

Or thoughts and prayers are with Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad after hearing about the passing of Life Member John Albert Eugene Nicholson, Jr., (Little Nick).... (Full Story & Photos)










Let's Roll

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad Inc., is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the provision of quality Fire and EMS service to our response area and beyond. The corporation is governed by a dual system. The administrative functions are handled by the Board of Directors which includes the financial and political aspects of the company. The operational functions are handled by the Chief with the help of the Chief Officers and the Line Officers.


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