Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2017 Call Stats
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Past Call Stats
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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S. Cruz New EMS Aide!
S. Cruz New EMS Aide!

New Aide: Simonne Cruz

Lieutenant Orville Saunders, January 10

Please help Branchville congratulate Simonne Cruz on her long awaited promotion to Aide on the ambulance! After much hard work and anticipation FF/EMT Cruz has been turned over to ride as OIC and primary patient caregiver. We are all very proud of the determination displayed by FF/EMT Cruz in this progression. She is sure to be a great addition to our ever growing number of members dedicated to serving ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 111 Runs a Dryer Fire

Assistant Fire Chief Eric Gove, December 22

E111 and units from the area responded to 6000 Greenbelt Rd for the report of a fire in the laundromat. C812 arrived on scene with light smoke showing and a laundromat being evacuated. E111 dropped a split lay at the entrance and pulled a cross lay through the front door. E111 and truck 14 worked to extinguish the small fire and check for extension. No extension was found and units worked together ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Transports Patient to Hospital

Wagon Driver Balthazar "BJ" Velez, December 17

Icy roadways lead to mayhem and unique challenges. In these conditions, it’s sometimes necessary to go outside the norm to help your patient. Severe weather conditions resulting in multiple accidents within the county meant a long delay for an available ambulance so permission was granted to use Branchville Engine 111 to transport a patient from the scene of a highway accident to a local area hospital. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Santa surprise at BranchVille

Probationary member Dimitri Nichols, December 10

On Saturday December 10 Branchville Volunteer Fire Company hosted its annual kids bingo having about 148 kids present. Right before the fun started Branchville volunteers picked up a special visitor (Santa) and escorted him to the bingo hall where awaiting kids were patiently and excitingly waiting to see their special visitor. Santa gave out a special gift to each child and took a lot of photos. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photos By: D.Nichols/BVFCO11
Photos By: D.Nichols/BVFCO11
Photo by Chuckii Faison/BVFCo11
Photo by Chuckii Faison/BVFCo11

Branchville Responds 3rd Due to Apartment Fire

Probationary Member Dimitri Nichols, December 10

On Saturday December 10th at approximately 8:30pm, Branchville Engine E811B was alerted for a reported apartment fire in the 3400 block of Dean Dr in Company 1's first due. Engine 801 arrived to a 3 story garden style apartment building with nothing evident. Upon further investigation Engine 801 found a working fire in a first floor apartment. Company 1 pulled one victim out who was handed over to ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811 responds to Greenbelt trench rescue

11, November 17

It took approximately five hours for firefighters to free a construction worker trapped in a deep trench Wednesday afternoon at Buddy Attick Lake on Crescent Road in Greenbelt.

Around 1 p.m., Engine 811B with firefighters from the Prince George's County Fire Department (PGFD), along with the department's collapse rescue team, were called to the construction site after a man in his 50's became trapped ... (Full Story & Photos)
Company Election for 2017

Life Member Jim Davis, November 16

On Tuesday, November 15, at the monthly meeting of Branchville VFC, the membership voted on new company officers for 2017.
The new officers will assume office on January 1, 2017

President - John Gardiner

Treasurer Frank Underwood

Secretary Rusty Staub

Board of Directors five year position Jeramie Jordan

Board of Directors one year position- Matt Barnett

Chief Richard Leizear

Deputy Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)
I 95 car fire

Life Member Jim Davis, November 11

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, Engine 811b along with PE 841 was dispatched for an auto fire on I95 near Powder Mill. Engine 811b arrived on the scene first due with an auto well off.

The crew advanced an attack line and within 10 minutes they were able to bring the fire under control with no injuries reported.

... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Member Graduates from Spotsylvania County Fire Academy

Board of Trustees Jeramie Jordan, November 10

On November 10, 2016 at 1900 Hrs, Branchville member Danielle Celii completed and graduated the 16 week Spotsylvania County Fire Academy. The recruit class consisted of 14 Fire/EMS recruits and one Paramedic who will be serving the rapidly growing community of Spotsylvania County.... (Full Story & Photos)
Red helmet to yellow helmet

Life Member Jim Davis, November 07

Branchville would like to congratulate three of our members Courtney Sturgill, Jon Scheer, and Josh Edery on recently becoming Interior Firefighters for our station. Becoming a "yellow hat" is an important milestone that takes months of classroom training, station drills, and tests.

These individauls have dedicated much of their free time over the past few years to help serve the citizens of College ... (Full Story & Photos)
Photo by Thomas Tanner/BVFCo11
Photo by Thomas Tanner/BVFCo11

Maryland State Police Trooper Injured in Beltway Accident

Life Member Jim Davis / Vice President Thomas L Tanner, October 23

Just beforer 8 a.m. Sunday morning, Branchville Ambulance 811B was dispatched to a reported departmental accident involving Maryland State Police on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway, I95/I495 South, near Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) in College Park, MD.

According to Maryland State Police, Trooper First Class Robert Cearfoss from the College Park Barracks was in a marked 2016 Ford Explorer ... (Full Story & Photos)
Eng 112 leaves Branchville for the last time

Life Member Jim Davis, October 14

On Friday afternoon Oct 14 , Engine 112 left Branchville for the last time, Volunteer Fire Chief Aldo Zambrana of Riverdale Heights Vol. Fire Department picked-up Engine 112 and took it to her new home at Riverdale Heights VFD. In the next few weeks Engine 112 will get a new paint job and be placed in service as Engine 813 ... (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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