Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2016 Call Stats
Jan 155 194 00
Feb 108 169 00
Mar 136 186 00
Apr 137 171 47
May 115 170 09
Jun 89 124 55
Total 740 1014 111

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 at an apartment fire

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New Member Orientation RSVP

New Member Orientations are held approximately once per month and will last around 1.5 hours.

You can RSVP here, contact Emily Sze at or call 301-461-0464 for any questions.
Life Member Frank Underwood to Receive Special Tribute for 50 Years of Volunteer Service

Life Member Mark Brady, July 20

The Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary will honor seven volunteer members of the Department at a Tribute Dinner. Among the group being honored is Branchville’s very own Frank Underwood. Underwood is a Life Member and an active member currently serving as the Treasurer of the Department. Frank is a valuable asset to the Branchville, County and State ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Morning House Fire In Berwyn Heights

Life Member Jim Davis, July 19

Just after 1 a.m. Monday morning, Engine 811 along with firefighters from Berwyn Heights, Greenbelt, College Park along with other units from the Sixth Battalion responded for a house fire in the 7500 block of Edmonston Road in Berwyn Heights

Truck 814 from Berwyn Heights first on the scene reported smoke showing from a one-story house with all residents out safely.

Engine 811 & Engine 809 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)
E811 Responds to Report Car into House

July 02

E811 was alerted for a Collapse investigation at 1753 hrs @ 4700 Mangum Rd. First Arriving Units reported car into house.
Two Residence from the House were transported to area hospital for evaluation, driver of care was not injured
... (Full Story & Photos)
Beltsville Second Alarm Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, June 09

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday night, Engine 811 along with other units from the Sixth Battalion was dispatched to the 10800 block of Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville for a building fire.

Units arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing between two one-story building involving a large pile of tires.
With heavy fire conditions and the possibility of the fire extending into both buildings a second alarm ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811 responds to working fire.

Life Member Jim Davis, June 06

Shorty after 11 p.m. Friday, Engine 811 along with other units from the Fourth and Sixth Battalion along with units from Montgomery County Fire Department were dispatched to the Villas at Langley apartment complex in the 8100 block of 15th Avenue in Langley Park for an apartment fire.

Units arrived on the scene and reported heavy fire showing from the second floor of a three story garden style ... (Full Story)
Auto fire/ Box alarm Beltway Plaza

Life Member Jim Davis, June 04

Shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, Engine 811 was dispatched to the 6000 block of Greenbelt Road for an auto fire. .

As Engine 811 was approaching the scene they reported an auto well off in from of the Bank of America at Beltway Plaza Shopping Center, with fire extending to the one-story building and requested a box alarm assignment to be transmitted.

As units from the Sixth and Fourth Battalion were ... (Full Story & Photos)
Two working fires at on Cherrywood La

Life Member Jim Davis, May 27

Just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, Engine 811 along with units from Berwyn Heights, College Park, Greenbelt and other nearby companies responded to 5805 Cherrywood Lane Franklin Park at Greenbelt Station Apartment complex in Greenbelt for a reported apartment building on fire.

First on the scene, Truck 814 reported fire showing from a three-story garden style apartment building with all residents ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Firefighters extinguish auto fire on the Baltimore Washington Parkway.

Firefighter/EMT Steven Hamrick, May 08

At Approximately 7 PM, Engine 811 was dispatched to a reported auto fire on the Baltimore Washington Parkway after the greenbelt road exit. Units arrived to find an automobile fully engulfed in flames, and all occupants outside the car safely. The crew was able to extinguish the fire in about 3 minutes, and only using a half of a tank of water! Crews worked alongside US Park Police to re-open the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Capt Spiro Dimakas awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor for Excellence in EMS along with two others

Life Member Jim Davis, April 27

For the third year in a row, a Branchville firefighter was honored at the 39th Annual Prince George's County Valor Awards Luncheon which was held Wednesday at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.

For the second time in two years, Capt Spiro Dimakas was the recipient of the Bronze Medal of Valor for Excellence in EMS along with Volunteer firefighter Amber Leizear and Lieutenant/Med Donald Degraves ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811b transferred to Montgomery Station 712

Life Member Jim Davis, April 25

Around 5 a.m. Engine 811b transferred to the quarters of Montgomery County station 712 (Hillandale) as their units were on the scene of a first due house at 11704 Sherbrooke Lane along with other units from Montgomery and Prince George's County. While at station 712, the crew responded on a medal local, and returned home shortly after 10 a.m. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last alarm for Firefighter/paramedic John Ulmschneider

Life Member Jim Davis, April 21

On a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, with the birds chirping and bagpipes playing, roughly 2,000 firefighters from as far away as New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, along with family members, friends, co-workers, and county and state officials from Prince George’s County, came to a small church in Hollywood to say farewell to a county paramedic who was killed in the line of duty as ... (Full Story & Photos)
PGFD Suffers a Line of Duty Death and Serious Injury

Life Member Jim Davis, April 16

story by Mark Brady

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is mourning the death of one of our own and praying for the best of a second member. Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed while on a call Friday evening. A Morningside Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot multiple times and at last check was undergoing surgery.

At around ... (Full Story & Photos)









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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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