Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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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
Total 998 1245 41

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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Charles Daniels Jr. Funeral (Past member of Branchville and PG County)

Secretary D. Scott "Rusty" Staub, November 06

See accompanying article... (Full Story & Photos)

2017 Branchville Vol Fire Co Open House

Member-At-Large Jim Davis, October 25

Dozens of residents from the College Park area came out Sunday Oct 15, to take part in the annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company open house as a part of fire prevention week.

Activities included fire prevention demonstrations and literature, blood pressure checks, a bounce house, and face painter. The Branchville Ladies Auxiliary provided hot dogs and refreshments as well as a fundraising bake ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members attend Annual Founders Circle Memorial Ceremony

Member-At-Large Jim Davis, October 13

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, members of Branchville Volunteer Fire Company attended the Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial of the Founders Circle at the Cranford/Graves Fire Service Building in Landover Hills.

This year 10 members of various departments including past member Wilton A. Hardy (of Branchville Volunteer Fire Company) were honored by having their names placed on the memorial circle.
The ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMT Daniel Shou
EMT Daniel Shou

New EMS providers hitting the streets

Lt. Kelly McIntosh, October 12

Please join Branchville in congratulating our EMTs, Jordan Salmon and Daniel Shou, on becoming Aides on the Ambulance. Both members completed EMT class at MFRI during the Spring and have put in countless hours of training this Summer and all to be the first Aides of 11 newly certified EMTs in their group of Probationary members. Jordan and Daniel are students at UMD-College Park and aim to enter medical ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open House Postponed

Deputy Fire Chief Eric Gove, October 07

Due to the possibility of Thunderstorms and Inclement weather tomorrow the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company has decided to postpone the Annual Open House until Sunday October 15th at 11:00 am. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone next Sunday. ... (Full Story)

Off Probation

Board of Trustees Matt Barnett, September 26

Congrats to Megan Chui. She has worked hard to complete her work as a probational member of the department and has now been taken off probation to join the ranks of Branchville Volunteer Fire Company. On September 26th at 8:10 pm she was sworn in as a full member. We are proud and honored to have her with us and want to thank her for all her hard work!

... (Full Story & Photos)

Newest addition to the Branchville Family

Ladies Auxiliary President Kathryn "Kitty" Oliver, September 22

Auxiliary member Ashlynn Taylor, daughter to Ladies President Kitty Gardiner-Oliver gave birth to a beautiful baby girl September 20, 2017 at 4:30pm
Callie Marie Andrews weighed 8lbs 6oz 20in long!
Mommy, Daddy and baby are doing great! ... (Full Story)

PGCVFRA Annual Convention

John Hughes, September 21

The 95th Annual Convention of the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary, hosted by the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department started this past weekend. The events held sop far include a Corn-hole Tournament, Field events (Branchville performed extraordinarily well and won many events), the Joint Memorial Service with the Ladies Auxiliary and Past Presidents Dinner.

The ... (Full Story)

Accident on Inner Loop of 495 @ Rte. 1

Board of Trustees Matt Barnett, September 16

At 11:04 am Ambulance A811 responded to a call on the beltway for a 3 car accident. A811 was the second ambulance to arrive and provided support for A835. Engine 835 provided barrier protection while the crews were on scene.

The white Mercedes front left tire blew out and the driver lost control. The car then slammed into 2 other cars before hitting the barrier and stopping. All passengers were ... (Full Story & Photos)

Late Entry - New Aide Person Jen Weinpahl!

Captain Balthazar Velez, August 25

Congratulations to our newest Aide person Jen Weinpahl! Jen joined Branchville 2 years ago, attended EMT class and worked hard to pass our challenging turn over process. Jen is one of our many University of Maryland students who have chosen to serve the surrounding community. We thank her for her service and dedication.
... (Full Story & Photos)

New Ambulance Driver - Josh Edery

Captain Balthazar Velez, August 23

Congratulations to our newest Ambulance Driver Josh Edery.... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Credit Fazlul Kabir
Photo Credit Fazlul Kabir

National Night Out - 2017

Captain Balthazar Velez, August 01

The Branchville Vol. Fire Co. will be participating in National Night Out at Duvall Field Plaza (9200 Rhode Island Ave). The Open Cab will also be making a special appearance at both Cherry Hill Park (9800 Cherry Hill Rd) and College Park Woods (St. Andrews Pl @ Metzerott Rd). Come meet the members who help protect the community!... (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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