Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2016 Call Stats
Jan 155 194 00
Total 155 194 0

Past Call Stats
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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Engine 811 on the scene of a Calverton townhouse fire





         Daniell Celiide  nt

Danielle joined Branchville in 2013 and is a live-in member. She is a career firefighter in Pennsylvania. In 2015 she received Prince George's County Fire Department's  Bronze Medal of Valor Award for rescuing a woman during a flash flood in Berwyn Heights. Branchville is a great place to be a firefighter with great people.


Branchville Vol Fire Co - New Member Orientation RSVP

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Please contact Emily Sze at or 301-461-0464 for any questions.
Engine 811 dispatched to Mt. Rainier 2nd Alarm

Life Member Jim Davis, January 22

Around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, Engine 811 was dispatched on a working fire dispatch alarm for an apartment fire at the Queens Park Plaza apartment complex in the 2500 block of Queens Chapel Road in Mt Rainier.

When the first arriving units arrived on the scene, they reported heavy smoke showing from a top floor unit of a three-story apartment building and with several people calling for help from ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811 responds to working fire in Greenbelt

Life Member Jim Davis, January 19

Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday night, Branchville Engine 811 along with other units from the Sixth and Fourth Battalions responded to Lakeview Circle in Greenbelt for a report of fire coming from the second floor of a house.

First unit on the scene reported fire showing from the second floor of a two-story house with all residents out safely.

Engine 811 arrived on the scene, the crew advance an attack ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Morning Dryer Fire in Berwyn

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, January 17

Branchville E811, along with units from Companies 7, 12, 14 and 34, were dispatched in the 8 o'clock hour Sunday morning for a report of smoke coming from a house in the 4700 bock of Greenbelt Road in the Berwyn section of College Park.

E811 was first to arrive and found light smoke coming from the basement and all residents evacuated.

Upon entry into the basement crews found an active dryer fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by A. Lewis/BVFCo
Photo by A. Lewis/BVFCo
First working fire of the year for Branchville volunteers

Life Member Jim Davis, January 04

Around 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Branchville Engine 811 along with Chief 811, other units from the Sixth Battalion and units from Montgomery County Fire Department responded to the 11900 block of Beltsville Drive for a reported townhouse fire.

Battalion Chief Six went on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story townhouse with all residents out safely. .

E811 with a crew of four volunteers ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Engine/Ambulance Respond to Beltway for Crash

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, January 03

Branchville Engine 811B and Ambulance 811B along with units from Company 35 were dispatched just after 8:00am for reported vehicle accident on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway, I-495. Units arrived to find a single vehicle that had struck the jersey wall at high speed with Maryland State Police already on the scene and the single occupant/driver already out of the vehicle. The driver was transported ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by T. Tanner/BVFCo
Photo by T. Tanner/BVFCo
Santa rides with Branchville

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, December 26

Santa made his annual visit to Branchville and toured our 1st due are on Branchville's very special festively decorated Fire Engine. In preparation for Santa's visit, Branchville elves spent many hours decorating the antique 1969 Pirsch pumper with beautiful lights, garland, and even stockings. Santa and his convoy of Fire Apparatus rode through the neighborhoods spreading holiday cheer, as children ... (Full Story & Photos)
SUV Fire Requires Hard Work/Lots of Water to Extinguish

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, December 20

Just before 2:00am Sunday morning, Branchville Volunteer Fire Company along with units from Berwyn Heights Company 814 were dispatched to Greenbelt Road at Cherrywood Lane for a reported auto fire. Arriving units found an unattended Cadillac Escalade fully involved in flames behind a business in the 5900 block of Greenbelt Road. Chief 814A assumed command while the crew from Engine 811 stretched a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Tom Tanner/BVFCo
Photo by Tom Tanner/BVFCo
Additional Images from Wreaths Across America

Life Member Mark Brady, December 14

Additional images from the morning of December 12, 2015. ... (Full Story & Photos)
1 Injury in Late Night Beltway Crash

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, December 13

One person was slightly injured when the SUV they were driving struck an unoccupied car sitting on the shoulder of southbound I-495/I-95 just prior to Kenilworth Avenue early Sunday morning. Units from Branchville, Berwyn Heights and Greenbelt were dispatched just after 3:00am to investigate the report of a crash on the Washinton Beltway. Branchville Engine 112 and Ambulance 118 had no trouble finding ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Tom Tanner/BVFCo
Photo by Tom Tanner/BVFCo
Branchville Provides Breakfast for Wreaths Across America

Life Member Mark Brady, December 12

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary in College Park hosted over 500 people associated with Wreaths Across America (WAA) this morning. For the 10th consecutive year the volunteers have allowed the convoy of tractor-trailers carrying the wreaths destined for the Arlington National Cemetery to store their vehicles at the fire station. For the 5th consecutive year the Branchville ... (Full Story & Photos)
2016 Branchville Ladies Auxiliary Officers

Ladies Auxiliary President Kathryn (Kitty) Garner, December 12

The Ladies Auxiliary officers for 2016 are:
President- Kitty Garner
Vice President-Linda Kulle
Secretary- Kristi Grinder
Treasurer-Colleen Weatherford
Historian-Maryann Kivett
Chaplain-Nancy Vermillion

The officers look forward to a new year and working with the membership of the department. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the President!
... (Full Story)
Branchville Volunteer Fire/EMS Company provides kick-start to Wreaths Across America this Saturday

Life Member Mark Brady, December 07

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

This Saturday, December 12, a convoy of tractor-trailers will arrive at Arlington National Cemetery. The trucks have been travelling all week to reach Arlington to join with hundreds of volunteers that place Christmas Wreaths at grave sites of our fallen military. For the 10th year the Wreaths Across ... (Full Story)









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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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