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2015 Call Stats
Jan 137 183 34
Feb 166 151 58
Mar 127 133 29
Apr 123 94 76
May 154 183 55
Jun 110 100 71
Jul 124 124 35
Aug 126 149 0
Total 1067 1117 358

Past Call Stats
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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Three people trapped in MVA

Life Member Jim Davis, October 01

Just after 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Engine 811, C811 along with Rescue Squad 814, Ambulance 814 and units from Prince George's County Fire Department responded to an motor vehicle accident with people trapped and vehicle overturned.
The incident happen southbound Kenilworth Ave just before Westchester Park Drive near Greenbelt Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported a two car accident with one ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Open House Date Announced

Secretary Lani Lindsey, September 26

It is with great pleasure that we can announce our Open House date this year to be Sunday October 11th 2015 from 11am to 3pm.

Open House is a very enjoyable day for our local families with children. Held annually in the autumn, it features a variety of public fire safety education activities. We teach civilians how to use a fire extinguisher, what to do in case of a fire, and often give out smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)
Assembly of E113 Week 1

Chief Richard Leizear, September 25

New E113 has began to take shape with the Assembly of the Cab. Next week we should see the cab completed ... (Full Story & Photos)
First due Hollywood house fire

Life Member Jim Davis, September 22

Around 8; 30 A.M. Tuesday morning, Branchville Engine 811 and Ambulance 118 along with units from College Park, Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights and other nearby departments responded to the 9000 block of 48th Place in the Hollywood section of College Park for a reported house fire.

Engine 811 was first on the scene and reported smoke showing from the top floor of a two-story house with all residents out ... (Full Story & Photos)
Car jumps curb/crashes through fence - one injured

Life Member Jim Davis , September 21

Just before midnight on Saturday, September 19th, Branchville Engine 811 along with Rescue Squad 814, Medic 812 and Ambulance 807 responded to the 9000 block of 49th Place in Hollywood community of College Park for a car into a house.

Units arrived on the scene and located a car in the back yard of the house with one person injured. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Receives Awards at 2015 PGCVFRA Convention

Life Member Mark Brady, September 18

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Inc. were honored to have received awards and recognition at the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (PGCVFRA) annual covention. Volunteer Chief Ricky Leizear stated, “I am proud of our collective accomplishments as a Department and each individual for their performance. This recognition speaks highly for each of them ... (Full Story & Photos)

Branchville Volunteers accepting the Doc Leonard Award.
Branchville Volunteers accepting the Doc Leonard Award.
Early morning townhouse fire in West Lanham

Life Member Jim Davis, September 01

Around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, Engine 811 along with Chief 11B was dispatched to the 8600 block of Cipriano Springs Court for a reported townhouse on fire.

Engine 848 first on the scene reported fire showing from the rear of a three-story townhouse with all residents out safely.

The crew of Engine 811 advanced an attack line to adjacent townhouse to check for any extension.
It took firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)
Great time at the company cook out

Life Member Jim Davis, August 29

They came, they ate, they reminisced about old times and had a great time at the Third Annual Branchville Volunteer Fire Company cook out that was held today at the firehouse.

Over 40 past and present members attended the cookout. Past member such as the Lewis brothers, Mark Wood, Robert Dushane and many others had a great time. Once again Kitty Garner did a great job in setting things up.

About ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville VFC attends special evant

Life Member Jim Davis, August 22

On Saturday August 22, members of Branchville VFC attended a special event that was held at Duvall field on Rhode Island in the Hollywood section of College Park.

The event was lead by Milwaukee Bucks player, and former Terrapin Basketball alumni, Greivis Vasquez. School supplies were distributed to local families for the upcoming school year. Mr. Vasquez was nice enough to check in with the crew ... (Full Story & Photos)
Four firefighters injured at a Laurel two alarm fire

Life Member Jim Davis, August 20

Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday morning, Branchville Engine 811 and Ambulance 811 were dispatched on the second alarm fire at a Laurel apartment complex.

First units on the scene in the 11700 block of South Laurel Drive reported smoke and fire showing from the top floor of a three-story garden style apartment building with all residents reported out safely.

As fire crews were making an attack on ... (Full Story & Photos)
Steffan, Garner and Grinder take the Oath of Office at recent Branchville Banquet
Steffan, Garner and Grinder take the Oath of Office at recent Branchville Banquet

Branchville Ladies Auxiliary Members Play Role in Department, County and State

Life Member Mark Brady, August 12

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (LAMSFA) recently held their annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland. The convention, held in conjunction with the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA), was held in late June and included business meetings, elections of officers, training and social events.

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad, Inc. (BVFCO) ... (Full Story & Photos)
Monday Clean up

Life Member Jim Davis, August 11

BVFCO11 Volunteers are always doing something between calls. The engine, ambulance, and Assist volunteer fire chief Jeff Dickey took part in some summer time cleaning in between running 10+ calls for the day. The engine bay was cleaned out and the apparatus were washed down and cleaned out. The crews worked hard to maintain station pride. Great job!... (Full Story & Photos)


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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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