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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Branchville President Ron Leizear Sr. presides over Company meeting
Shorty after 2 a.m Friday, Branchville Engine 811 with a crew of three volunteers along Paramedic Amb. 811 and with other units from the Forth and Six battalion was alerted for smoke in the building at the View Apartment building in the 8200 block of Baltimore Ave in College Park.
Chief 812 of College Park VFD reported had fire in the trash chute in the basement area of the apartment building with ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Saturday morning, Branchville's Engine E811B with a crew of 3 was dispatched first due on a Fire Task Force alarm for an apartment building on fire at the Chelsea Woods Condominiums in Greenbelt.
The fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. in the 8400 block of Greenbelt Road. Prior to units arriving on the scene, Public Safety Communications (PSC) received a number of phone calls regarding ... (Full Story & Photos)
0430 hours, Company 11 was alerted to the 7400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in College Park for a report of a house on fire. Units arrived with Fire showing from a 2 story single family home with fire showing from the 2nd floor. E811 was assigned Division 1 with Units from E812, TK801. One member from E811 sustained minor burns and was transported by A811 to Medstar. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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.