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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 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 1020 1124 188

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 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)
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)
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)

Crew showing the Engine to the Girl Scouts
Crew showing the Engine to the Girl Scouts
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)
Bus Fire On the Inner Loop of the Beltway

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, September 10

At around 7 am, Branchville Engine Co. 11 was alerted with Engine Co. 35 for the reported charter bus fire on the Beltway. Engine 811B (our unit ID E112) responded out the door with a crew of 5 to the scene. On scene 11's crew assisted 35's crew in fire attack and overhaul. Chief 811 arrived shortly after and took command. 11's Line Crew pulled the 150', 1.5" bumper line to extinguish the ruptured ... (Full Story & Photos)
Highlights from Branchville's 2nd Annual Member Cook-out

Life Member Jim Davis, September 06

The second annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad member cookout was held Saturday Sept. 6, We had a great turn-out, Eddie Norris stopped by after he retired Friday from Montgomery County with 34 years, he is moving to N.C.

Mike Lewis also came by. He plans to retire from MPD next year and move to Montana along with Mark Wood. Mark Lewis was there looking for crabs.

Smokey stopped ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Alarm Becomes Working Building Fire in Beltsville

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, September 05

At around 5:30 am, Engine Company 11 was alerted to "fill the box" in Company 31's first due. Engine 31 was dispatched for a smoke investigation and arrived on scene to a single story warehouse with smoke showing throughout.

Engine 811 (unit E111) was alerted as the second due engine and responded with a crew of 6 firefighters. E811 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 100x50 warehouse and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine crew racking up
Engine crew racking up

Crews Respond to 2 small fires

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, August 22

At around 8:07 am, Public Safety Communications (PSC) dispatched the assignment for fire in the house in the 2400 block of Fordham St in Company 34's area. While enroute units were advised that the caller said there was a fire in the living room of the house and that he was refusing to exit the residence. Engine 834 arrived and advised they had smoke showing from a single family dwelling. Engine 834 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladies Auxilary Member Grace Gardiner Honored at Tribute

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, August 02

On Saturday August 2, 2014, Branchville Ladies Auxiliary member Grace Gardiner was honored at the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary Tribute. This annual tribute honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving the citizens of Prince George’s County. Grace joined the Ladies Auxiliary to the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company in 1985. Throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)
First Arriving Engine at Adelphi House

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, July 13

Yesterday evening, while 4th battalion units were assigned to another box alarm, Branchville Engine Co. 11 was alerted to respond, first due, to the 8700 block of 21st Pl for the report of the house fire. Engine 112 went out the door to the call with 4 Volunteers. Communications advised that there were multiple calls for a house fire. Truck 14, Engine Co. 11 and Montgomery Co. Engine Co. 712 arrived ... (Full Story)


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