Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2018 Call Stats
ENG Amb Medic
Jan 91 135 0
Feb 85 112 0
Mar 87 121 0
Apr 61 87 0
May 52 154 0
Jun 26 145 11
Total 402 754 11

2017 Call Stats
Jan 97 134 10
Feb 120 144 0
Mar 126 133 10
Apr 101 126 0
May 95 158 13
Jun 68 153 0
Jul 98 119 0
Aug 96 79 8
Sep 113 110 0
Oct 84 89 0
Nov 70 87 0
Dec 56 72 2
Total 1124 1404 43

Past Call Stats
2017 1124 1404 43
2016 1436 1823 172
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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Branchville Profile on Chief Eric Gove

Member-At-Large Mark Brady, July 12

This week’s profile is on Eric Bernhard-Gove or more commonly known as the Branchville Volunteer Fire Chief Eric Gove.

Eric has been a volunteer member at Branchville for 15 years and is employed as a Master Firefighter with the National Institute of Health.

Some of Eric’s training includes Fire Officer III, Hazmat Tech, ARFF, Inspector II, Instructor III, Confined Space & Trench rescue.

Eric hails ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Eric Gove, July 02

On Thursday June 28th Branchville's current Firefighter I students and future students reviewed and practiced pulling handlines.

On Monday evening July 2nd after having a group meal, Branchville's current Firefighter I students and future students participated in training on our lay-out and hydrant hook up procedures at Branchville. Members practiced sleeving the hydrant and setting up for big ... (Full Story & Photos)

Probationary Members Begin Summer Classes

FF/EMT/Ambulance Driver* Mackenzie Snyder, June 29

Taking classes is one of the most exciting and anticipated parts of the probationary process. Four probationary members are attending the summer Firefighter 1 session and five probationary members are attending the summer EMT class. Branchville is proud of the hard work and training that these members have put in thus far and will continue to put in before becoming riding members on apparatus. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Congratulations Frank Underwood
Congratulations Frank Underwood

Branchville Member Honored at MSFA Convention

Member-At-Large Jennifer Wilbanks, June 19

Branchville is proud to congratulate member Frank J Underwood on receiving the Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award for an exemplary 50 plus years of volunteer service. Frank's service includes time volunteering for Allentown Road, Branchville, the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, and the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

Frank is part of a distinguished group of volunteers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad Life Member John Albert Eugene Nicholson, Jr., (Little Nick)

President Jeramie Jordan, May 26

Or thoughts and prayers are with Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad after hearing about the passing of Life Member John Albert Eugene Nicholson, Jr., (Little Nick).... (Full Story & Photos)

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President Jeramie Jordan, May 24

On Monday May 21, 2018, James R. “Guppy” Davis (Age 68), passed away at Doctors Community Hospital. Funeral service information is noted below.

Visitation -
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A.,
4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

Fire Department Memorial Service -
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of 25 Year Life Member James “Guppy” Davis

President Jeramie Jordan, May 21

It is with deep regret that the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department must announce the passing of 25 Year Life Member James “Guppy” Davis. Guppy suffered a sudden and unexpected medical emergency on the morning of Wednesday May 16 in his home, and was taken to Doctors Community Hospital emergency department. From there, he was transferred to the hospitals intensive care unit. Unfortunately the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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President Jeramie Jordan, May 19

Members took time today to stop by the Grand Opening of the Hollywood Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm in the Hollywood Shopping Center and has a variety of vendors to shop at.... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Early Morning Crashes

Firefighter Thomas Tanner, May 13

Around 5:30am Sunday AM Branchville Engine 811 and Ambulance 811B, along with units from Companies 14 and 35, were dispatched to the outer-loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495/I-95) near Kenilworth Avenue for a reported crash with one vehicle off the road. Units responding found nothing at the reported locations but the units from Branchville, based on a hunch and then updated radio reports, continued ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by: T. Tanner/BVFCo11
Photo by: T. Tanner/BVFCo11

Photo Credits: Beltsville VFD
Photo Credits: Beltsville VFD

Engine 111 Runs Fatal House Fire in Beltsville

Station Sergeant Joshua Edery, May 12

At approximately 0330 hours on Saturday morning, Engine 111 was alerted third due for the reported house fire in the 11400 block of Howard Ct. in Beltsville. First arriving units found a two-story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. E111 arrived on scene shortly thereafter and established a secondary water supply and deployed a leader line to rear of the home over several fences and through ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training Day

Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, May 06

Branchville Volunteers gathered on this beautiful day to do some training by Asst. Chief Velez and Wagon Driver Manco. Training covered proper ground ladder positioning, hose lines, ropes, pump operations and layout training. Good times, good work, good people.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, May 05

Branchville Engine 811, VC811 and VC811B were dispatched to Lakeside Drive for a natural gas leak. E835 & TK814 arrived to investigate the natural gas odor while E811 stood by the closest hydrant. Crews found nothing and were placed in service by command.... (Full Story & Photos)










Let's Roll

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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