Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2015 Call Stats
Jan 137 183 34
Feb 166 151 58
Mar 127 133 29
Apr 123 94 76
May 154 183 55
Jun 110 100 71
Jul 124 124 35
Aug 126 149 0
Sep 129 186 0
Oct 150 154 7
Total 1346 1457 365

Past Call Stats
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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Fiscal Affairs

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Health and Safety

Division 9
Special Operations

Division 10
Logistics and Supply

Division 11
Personnel Management

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Firefighters from Branchville VFC at the scene of a Beltsville fire


Lieutenant James Melton

On the evening of November 30, 1959 Lieutenant James Melton of the Branchville Volunteer Department and Rescue Squad was battling a house fire at 5440 Ammendale Road in Beltsville, while battling the fire he suffered a heart attack.

Lt Melton was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lt Melton was President of Branchville in 1951 and from 1955-56 was the Fire Chief.


Branchville Volunteer Fire Company member of the week

Zach Matz

Zach has been a member at Branchville since 2013, Several of his friends are members at Branchville and encourage him to join,  Zach graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Kinesiology (Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms.) Zach is an entrepreneur who has develop  an App that can be use as a game or to be used in the education and health field. 

 At present, Zich works part-time for Uber and a private ambulance company .Zich is one of our live-in members," Branchville is a great place and great people" said Matz. I enjoy being a member at Branchville.



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Another new aid person for the ambulance

Life Member Jim Davis, November 26

Would like to congratulate Probationary EMT T. Pinckney for completing the process to ride the ambulance as EMT in charge. Great job Taylor!... (Full Story & Photos)
Thanksgiving Day at Branchville VFC

Life Member Jim Davis, November 26

The crew at Branchville on Thanksgiving Day is small, but we had a crew for the Engine and Ambulance, Ronnie Jr. did an OUTSTANDING in cooking our Thanksgiving Day dinner, turkey, ham, stuffing, his home made turkey gravy and more. Once Again GREAT JOB to Ronnie JR... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighter injured at Berwyn Heights shed fire

Life Member Jim Davis, November 22

Around 4 p.m. on November 13, 2015, Engine 811 along with Chief 811 and Chief 811 B was alerted for a shed fire in the 8500 block of 60th Ave in Berwyn Heights.
Engine 811 and Truck 14 arrived on the scene with smoke and fire showing from a one-story shed.
The crew from 811 stretched the 400ft line through the neighboring home's yard, over a fence, and to the shed. The fire was knocked down within ... (Full Story & Photos)
Executive and Chief Officers Elected

Life Member Mark Brady, November 18

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Inc. elected Executive and Chief officers for the upcoming year during their regular monthly company meeting. On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 65 members of the all-volunteer department gathered for a meeting held in Heroes Hall on the second floor of the North College Park fire station.

34 voting members cast their ballots for members they believed ... (Full Story)
Two new wagon drivers.

Life Member Jim Davis, November 15

We would like to congratulate Probationary FF/EMT Steven Hamrick and FF/EMT Thomas Parks on being turned over to become Wagon Drivers. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to get turned over to drive the Engine Company and both of these individuals have put in a lot of work over these past few months. Great Job to Thomas and Steven!
... (Full Story & Photos)
Pin job on the beltway

Life Member Jim Davis, November 07

Engine Co.11 was alerted to respond to the outer loop of 495, prior to the BW Parkway for an accident with entrapment. E111 responded and arrived on scene with SQ814 and Engine Co. 35. Units extricated one party trapped in a rolled over vehicle. The patient was transported to an area trauma center. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members attending wildland firefighting class

Life Member Jim Davis, October 30

The BVFCO11 offers a wide range of training opportunities to our members. Anything fire or EMS related is on the table for our members to explore and fine tune.

Lt. Raia, Sgt. Saunders, and FF May took part in the National Forestry Service's Wildland Firefighter training course this week at Greenbrier State Park.

The three members were introduced to wildland fire operations and how it could apply ... (Full Story & Photos)
Assembly of E113 Week 3

Chief Richard Leizear, October 17

E113 taking shape as body is completed just waiting for Paint, Pump completed, Chassis being assembled, Cab being wired and dressed up with seats. Next update we should see engine on chassis and paint completed.... (Full Story & Photos)
Room fire demonstration.
Room fire demonstration.

Over 100 people attended this years open house

Life Member Jim Davis and Jen Wilbanks, October 11

Over one hundred people came out Sunday Oct 11, to take part in the annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company open house as a part of fire prevention week. Activities included fire prevention demonstrations and literature, blood pressure checks, a bounce house, and face painter. The Branchville ladies auxiliary provided hot dogs and refreshments as well as a fundraising bake sale.
The highlight of ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Responds to Beltsville house fire

Life Member Jim Davis, October 11

At around 0400 Engine Co. 11 was alerted to respond to the 11600 blk of Old Baltimore Pike. PSC advised multiple calls while enroute, paired with a large column of smoke seen from Rt.1. Units arrived on scene and with a 2 story, split foyer home with fire showing throughout the second floor. Engine 111 (crew of 5) laid out and stretched the 300', 2" stack tip to side alpha for an aggressive, interior ... (Full Story & Photos)
Three people trapped in MVA

Life Member Jim Davis, October 01

Just after 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Engine 811, C811 along with Rescue Squad 814, Ambulance 814 and units from Prince George's County Fire Department responded to an motor vehicle accident with people trapped and vehicle overturned.
The incident happen southbound Kenilworth Ave just before Westchester Park Drive near Greenbelt Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported a two car accident with one ... (Full Story & Photos)
Assembly of E113 Week 1

Chief Richard Leizear, September 25

New E113 has began to take shape with the Assembly of the Cab. Next week we should see the cab completed ... (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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