They came, they ate, they reminisced about old times and had a great time at the Third Annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company cook out that was held today at the firehouse.
Over 40 past and present members attended the cookout. Past member such as the Lewis brothers, Mark Wood, Robert Dushane and many others had a great time. Once again Kitty Garner did a great job in setting things up.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday morning, Branchville Engine 811 and Ambulance 811 were dispatched on the second alarm fire at a Laurel apartment complex.
First units on the scene in the 11700 block of South Laurel Drive reported smoke and fire showing from the top floor of a three-story garden style apartment building with all residents reported out safely.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (LAMSFA) recently held their annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland. The convention, held in conjunction with the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA), was held in late June and included business meetings, elections of officers, training and social events.
@1925 hrs, Branchville E811 was dispatched along with units from the 6th Battalion for a report of an apt bldg fire in the 200 block of Lakeside Dr, Greenbelt, with Communications advising multiple calls being received. Upon arrival, E811 assumed water supply and the crew extended the 250' two inch stack-tip from E835B, and advanced same to the fire floor, backing up E35. The crew from E11 found fire ... (Full Story)
Members participated in a live burn drill with members from the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department (Co. 7) at the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) in College Park. Both departments utilized the training opportunity to get the members some practice on hose-line advancement, searching, and Rapid Intervention Training training practice.
Members of Branchville Volunteer Fire Company along with family members, friends, city officials, and fellow firefighters said their goodbyes Friday to District of Columbia fire Lieutenant Kevin McRae who died last week while responding to an apartment fire in the northwest.
Thousands of firefighters as far away as from Boston, Georgia and New York attended the funeral of McRae that was held at the ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Spiro Dimakas along with 25 other career and volunteer firefighters received Silver and Bronze Medal of Valor awards at the 38th Annual Valor Awards which was held at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.
On Wednesday June 11, 2014, A heavy thunderstorm rolled in the Branchville, College Park and Berwyn Heights area, The storm dumped copious ... (Full Story & Photos)
In our continuing effort to serve our community at the best level possible, Branchville frequently holds drills to practice various skills. This past Sunday we traveled to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute to train on what to do from the moment we arrive at a fire. This included hooking up to the hydrant, pulling and advancing a hose line, and communication between firefighters, command, and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville hoppily welcomed the Easter Bunny as the guest of honor for our annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny event. Branchville also invited members of the community to join us for Arts & Crafts, Games, Egg hunts, and a hot pancake breakfast. A hopping good time was had by all.... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 112 and the Chief just cleared a working building fire in North College Park. Engine 112 was dispatched as second due engine after Engine Company 31 (Beltsville) arrived on scene at the 10000 blk of Baltimore Ave for the automatic fire alarm. Engine 31 reported fire showing from the second floor of a hotel and requested for communications to fill the box. Engine 112 arrived on scene and hustled ... (Full Story)
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.