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2014 Call Stats
Jan 111 0128 0
Feb 108 134 0
Mar 102 159 0
Apr 98 153 0
May 116 162 0
Jun 110 126 0
Jul 110 117 56
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 755 979 56

Past Call Stats
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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Bus Fire On the Inner Loop of the Beltway

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, September 10

At around 7 am, Branchville Engine Co. 11 was alerted with Engine Co. 35 for the reported charter bus fire on the Beltway. Engine 811B (our unit ID E112) responded out the door with a crew of 5 to the scene. On scene 11's crew assisted 35's crew in fire attack and overhaul. Chief 811 arrived shortly after and took command. 11's Line Crew pulled the 150', 1.5" bumper line to extinguish the ruptured ... (Full Story & Photos)
Highlights from Branchville's 2nd Annual Member Cook-out

Life Member Jim Davis, September 06

The second annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad member cookout was held Saturday Sept. 6, We had a great turn-out, Eddie Norris stopped by after he retired Friday from Montgomery County with 34 years, he is moving to N.C.

Mike Lewis also came by. He plans to retire from MPD next year and move to Montana along with Mark Wood. Mark Lewis was there looking for crabs.

Smokey stopped ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Alarm Becomes Working Building Fire in Beltsville

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, September 05

At around 5:30 am, Engine Company 11 was alerted to "fill the box" in Company 31's first due. Engine 31 was dispatched for a smoke investigation and arrived on scene to a single story warehouse with smoke showing throughout.

Engine 811 (unit E111) was alerted as the second due engine and responded with a crew of 6 firefighters. E811 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 100x50 warehouse and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crews Respond to 2 small fires

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, August 22

At around 8:07 am, Public Safety Communications (PSC) dispatched the assignment for fire in the house in the 2400 block of Fordham St in Company 34's area. While enroute units were advised that the caller said there was a fire in the living room of the house and that he was refusing to exit the residence. Engine 834 arrived and advised they had smoke showing from a single family dwelling. Engine 834 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine crew racking up
Engine crew racking up
Ladies Auxilary Member Grace Gardiner Honored at Tribute

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, August 02

On Saturday August 2, 2014, Branchville Ladies Auxiliary member Grace Gardiner was honored at the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary Tribute. This annual tribute honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving the citizens of Prince George’s County. Grace joined the Ladies Auxiliary to the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company in 1985. Throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)
First Arriving Engine at Adelphi House

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, July 13

Yesterday evening, while 4th battalion units were assigned to another box alarm, Branchville Engine Co. 11 was alerted to respond, first due, to the 8700 block of 21st Pl for the report of the house fire. Engine 112 went out the door to the call with 4 Volunteers. Communications advised that there were multiple calls for a house fire. Truck 14, Engine Co. 11 and Montgomery Co. Engine Co. 712 arrived ... (Full Story)
Branchville EMT's Deliver Newborn in Back of Ambulance

1st Captain Spiro Dimakas, July 08

Just before 7am the ambulance was dispatched to an unknown medical emergency at the front desk of a hotel in our first due. The ambulance crew consisting of EMT's A. Walsh and A. Bose arrived to find a pregnant female patient who was in labor. The crew recognized that the patient needed to be transported to a local labor and delivery hospital and proceeded to head that way.

However as the crew was ... (Full Story)
Shed Fire is Followed by Fireworks

Firefighter/EMT Ben 'Nugget' Nguyen, July 04

On July 4th, 2014 around 1800 hours, Branchville Engine 811 responded to the Street Alarm in the 7200 block of Morrison Drive in Greenbelt for a report of smoke in the area. First arriving units found a shed on fire extending to the siding of the townhouse and upgraded the call to a box alarm, bringing additional units to the scene. Engine 811, arriving second, secured a water supplied and pulled ... (Full Story & Photos)
Car Well Off

Life Member Jim Davis, June 24

Just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, Branchville Engine 811 with five volunteers along with Rescue Squad 14 responded to Edmonston Terrace in Franklin Square Apartment complex for an auto on fire.

About Branchville: The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad is a 100% volunteer fire station within walking distance of the University of Maryland College Park. The dedicated members of ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Runs Auto Off on the Beltway

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, May 28

On May 22nd at about 14:36, the crew from Branchville was alerted for an Auto Fire on I95 in the area of Cherry Hill Rd. While enroute, PE841 advised they had found nothing on I95 and units started on the Outer Loop towards the Montgomery County Line. Engine 811 and PE841 arrived almost simultaneously to find an auto well off. Crew assisted PE841 with stretching a line and opening up the car. Crews ... (Full Story & Photos)
No injuries at a Lanham Townhouse Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, May 20

Just after midnight on Tuesday morning, Engine811 along with units from West Lanham Hills, Glen Dale and Greenbelt along with near-by companies responded to the 8600 block of Brae Brooke Drive for a reported house fire. Upon arriver, Engine 811 along with other units encounter heavy fire coming from the top floor of a two-story townhouse.

As firefighters were making an aggressive attack on the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Company and Paramedic Ambulance Keep Busy Over the Weekend

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, May 18

Over the weekend, crews at Brancvhille were kept busy running various Fire and EMS calls. The engine updates can be seen in previous news.

The Paramedic Ambulance was in service for 36 hours, from Thursday morning to Friday night. The unit ran a total of 19 calls during this time period, including a pedestrian versus train, and four priority 1 calls (severe life threats) including: respiratory ... (Full Story)


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