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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
Total 817 844 323

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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Calling all past and present members! The Third Annual Branchville VFC Cookout will be on Saturday, August 29th at 1PM.

All past volunteer members and career firefighters of Company 11 are invited.
Branchville Ladies Auxiliary Members Play Role in Department, County and State

Life Member Mark Brady, August 12

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.

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Inc. (BVFCO) ... (Full Story & Photos)

Steffan, Garner and Grinder take the Oath of Office at recent Branchville Banquet
Steffan, Garner and Grinder take the Oath of Office at recent Branchville Banquet
2nd alarm fire in Greenbelt - 2nd due engine

Life Member Michael Hughes, June 23

@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)
Memorial Day Cookout

Ladies Auxiliary President Kathryn (Kitty) Garner, May 25

Beautiful day for a cookout! Members came down and enjoyed some time together! Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad and chips! ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members Participate in Live Burn with Riverdale

Assistant Fire Chief Spiro Dimakas, May 17

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.

We would like to thank Kevin Nash and the leadership at ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville attends District of Columbia fire Lieutenant Kevin McRae funeral

Life Member Jim Davis, May 16

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)
AFC Dimakas receives Silver Medal of Valor award

Life Member Jim Davis, April 23

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)
Branchville Members to Receive Valor Medals

Life Member Mark Brady, April 02

It is certainly a proud time to be a volunteer member at Branchville. For the third time in four years we have members receiving a valor award for heroic actions while operating at an incident.

At the Awards Luncheon In April of 2012, Life Member Derek Daves was awarded a Silver Medal of Valor for his valiant efforts to rescue victims of a car crash trapped in their burning vehicle.

At the April ... (Full Story & Photos)
Hoseline Drill

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, March 29

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)
Easter Bunny Hops by Branchville Volunteer Fire Company

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, March 29

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)

Welcome Easter Bunny
Welcome Easter Bunny
Working hotel fire brings engine and chief, second due.

1st Lieutenant Peter Raia, February 17

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)
Engine 811 on Mount Rainier fire task force alarm

Life Member Jim Davis, February 12

Yesterday morning, at around 530 am, Engine 111 and Chief 11 responded to Company 55's first due for the report of a house on fire. 1st alarm units arrived on scene with a fully involved house with extension to the bravo and delta exposures. Engine 111 was alerted to respond as the first due engine on the task force alarm ( an additional 2 engines and 2 trucks above the 1st alarm). Engine 111 and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville President Ron Leizear Sr. presides over Company meeting
Branchville President Ron Leizear Sr. presides over Company meeting

Ronald Leizear Sr. Celebrates 50 Years of Active Service and Patriarch of Leizear Legacy

Life Member Mark Brady, February 12

It has been a really long time since the Leizear family has not had a family member as a part of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company. Their presence in the all-volunteer department located in north College Park has never been stronger. A Leizear currently holds the position of Chief, President and Board Member.

Ronald Leizear, Sr., a Branchville Life Member, is the President and Chairman of ... (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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