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2014 Call Stats
Jan 111 0128
Feb 108 134
Mar 102 159
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 321 421

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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Easter Bunny Hops by Branchville

Observer Jennifer Wilbanks, April 13

The Easter Bunny hopped on by Branchville this morning for a yummy breakfast cooked by the Branchville Ladies Auxiliary. Branchville welcomed the community to join us for a free breakfast, games, art projects, Easter eggs hunts, and of course visiting with the Bunny himself. A special thanks to the Branchville Ladies Auxiliary for all their hard work!

About Branchville: The Branchville Volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine and Chief run Adelphi House

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, April 08

At approximately 13:50 on April 8th the Engine from Branchville was alerted to respond to the 8500 block of 14th Ave in company 834's area for the report of smoke coming from a house. Engine 811b responded as the fourth due engine and arrived shortly after units from Montgomery County gave a size-up. The Engine crew was instructed to stand by as the fourth due in case additional lines needed pulling. ... (Full Story)
Two Boston Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Life Member Jim Davis, March 28

The membership of Branchville Volunteer Fire Company would like to express our deepest sympathies to the BFD for the loss of two warriors and the 13 other brave firefighters that made every effort to bring those boys home. Horrendous fire conditions within 5-15 minutes - the fire had the advantage before E33 even arrived. The Chief Officer who had to make that difficult gut wrenching decision to pull ... (Full Story & Photos)
Attic Fire in Adephi

Chief Richard Leizear, March 25

Engine 811, and Chief 811 were alerted to respond to the 2100 blk of Charleston Place for the house fire. Engine 811 is operating as the 3rd due engine, while Chief 811 has the safety division. Units on scene have smoke showing from the eaves of a 1.5 story, wood frame, single family dwelling.

Fire was located in the attic and quickly suppressed through an aggressive attack. Command scaled the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Entrapment w/ One Ejected into the Woods

Firefighter/EMT Ben 'Nugget' Nguyen, February 15

Shortly after 5:30PM Branchville Co. 11 Engine and Ambulance were dispatched for a reported pickup truck off the road, off the embankment and into the woods. On scene, a pediatric patient was found trapped in the truck and another patient ejected 20 feet away. As Squad 814 began extricating the pediatric patient from the vehicle, Branchville's ambulance crew provided care to the patient. Meanwhile ... (Full Story & Photos)
Greenbelt Townhouse Fire

February 14

Branchville's Engine 112 (PGFD E811B) was alerted to respond as the second due engine for the reported house fire at the 7700 block of Ora Ct. Engine 112 arrived on scene, picked up Engine 835s layout, and stretched a line off of E835s wagon. Fire was found in the kitchen and Engine 112s crew was directed to check the second floor for extension. Due to incoming truck companies being delayed, the engine ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Company 11 and Chief 11 first Arriving at Adelphi House Fire

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, February 07

At around 7pm Friday night, while the engine crew was going over new tool bags, Branchville Engine Co. 11 (second due engine) and Chief 11 were alerted to respond to the 2800 block of Curry Drive for the house fire.

Both Engine 111 and Chief 11 responded out the door with a total of 5 volunteers. While enroute, communications advised responding units that the caller reported that the fire was on ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Company, Chief 11 and Chief 11A respond to Compton Ave Again.

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, January 31

In the early morning hours, on 1/31/2014, the crews at Branchville were alerted to respond to the 400 Block of Compton Ave in Laurel. While enroute, communications advised that the reported address was the same address of a previous working fire. Branchville responded on the previous fire as well.

First Arriving units went on scene with a 2 story, end of the row town home, with fire showing from ... (Full Story)
Engine 811 to Laurel Second Alarm Townhouse Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, January 30

Just after 7 p.m., Branchville Engine 811 with a crew of five firefighters was dispatched a part of a fire task force alarm for a townhouse fire in the 400 block of Compton Ave in Laurel.

Prior to Engine 811 being dispatched, units from PGFD Companies 10, 31 and 49 as well as Montgomery and Anne Arundel County Fire Departments arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing from both floors of a two-story ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief and Engine Run Working House Fire

2nd Lieutenant Peter Raia, January 28

At around 5pm, Public Safety Communications received multiple calls for smoke coming from a house in the 6900 block of Oak Ridge Road. Branchville Engine Company 11 was alerted to respond as the third due engine on the call and went out the door with 5 Volunteers. Chief 11 was in house and responded as well.

Engine 112 arrived on scene, side charlie, with a 2 story, wood frame single family dwelling ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Responds on 2nd Alarm for Townhouse Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, January 27

Just after 4:30 pm Saturday, the engine from Branchville, E811, was dispatched with other units from PGFD to the 12000 block of Sweet Clover Drive just off Cherry Hill Road to assist units from Montgomery County Fire Department for a townhouse fire.

First units on the scene reported heavy fire showing from the first floor of a two-story townhouse with fire extending to the upper floors and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville Dispatched to Columbia Mall Shooting Suspect's Residence

F/F Thomas Tanner, January 25

At approximately 9:00pm this date, the engine and ambulance from Branchville were dispatched with the PGFD Bomb Disposal Unit, Mobile Command Unit and other Special Hazards units to the Hollywood section of College Park, MD. The units were sent to standby and/or provide direct support for police and fire investigators searching the residence of the suspect involved in an earlier multiple shooting ... (Full Story & Photos)


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