Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2016 Call Stats
Jan 155 194 00
Feb 108 169 00
Mar 136 186 00
Apr 137 171 47
May 115 170 09
Jun 89 124 55
Jul 121 164 42
Aug 122 141 00
Total 983 1319 153

Past Call Stats
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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New Member Orientation RSVP

New Member Orientations are held approximately once per month and will last around 1.5 hours.

You can RSVP here, contact Emily Sze at or call 301-461-0464 for any questions.
PGCVFRA and LA Annual Convention starts this Saturday at Branchville VFC

Life Member Jim Davis & Mark Brady , September 22

The Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association will hold their 94th Annual Convention and 86th Annual Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary during the week of September 24 through October 1, 2016. This years convention will be hosted by the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company Rescue Squad, Inc. in College Park.

Many of the convention activities involve business meetings, dinners and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine Company Responds to School Bus Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, September 12

Just after 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Engine 811 along with Chief 811 responded to the 9600 block of 51st Avenue in the Hollywood section of College Park for a report of a car fire.

Upon arrival, Chief 811 Rick Leizear reported a Prince George County school bus fully involved.

Prior to units arriving on the scene, Reneita Smith the school bus driver, was able to remove the 20 students from the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811 & Chief 811B Respond to Beltsville 2nd Alarm Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, September 06

Just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, Engine 811 along with Chief 811B were alerted on the Working Fire Dispatch for a building fire in the 8200 block of Powder Mill Road within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center complex.

Due to the location of fire hydrants, Engine 811 had to layout 1,000 ft of 4" hose and pump to Engine 841.

The crew of Engine 811 advanced ... (Full Story & Photos)
Branchville VFC Cook Out

Life Member Jim Davis & Mark Brady, September 01

A good time was had by all that attended the annual Branchville picnic. This year the festivities were held at the Knights of Columbus on Cherry Hill Road. Hamburgers, hot dogs and BBQ chicken with all the sides and fixing were delicious.
Swimming, corn hole and great conversations with friends and family members were the highlights.... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine and B-Chief Run Multi Alarm Warehouse Fire in Bladensburg

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Downey Jr, August 22

Around 13:00 hours the alarm for an outside fire was transmitted in the 3400 block of Kenilworth Avenue in company 9's first due. While en-route PG communications advised company 9 units that they were receiving multiple calls for a building fire. Chief 809B advised he had a large warehouse with heavy fire showing and requested that the first and second alarms be transmitted as well as the working ... (Full Story & Photos)
Tribute luncheon For Frank Underwood and others

Life Member Jim Davis, August 13

Members went to Accokeek for the PGCVFRA - Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association tribute luncheon.

The seven volunteers who were honored who have a total combined 410 years of service in volunteering, including our very own Frank Underwood.

Frank has dedicated 49 years between the Allentown Road and Branchville Volunteer Fire companies. Frank currently serves as the Treasurer ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine 811 responds to Montgomery Co 3rd Alarm Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, August 12

At 12:05am on August 11th, 2016, Engine 811B was dispatched to 8644 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on the 3rd Alarm of Building Explosion with heavy fire and collapse. Upon arrival, volunteers from Company 11 assisted briefly with interior search and fire suppression before being assigned to an exterior attack line.

Units remained on scene for over 5 hours working to suppress the remaining ... (Full Story & Photos)
First Due House Fire in Berwyn District

Life Member Jim Davis, July 26

Just before 8 p.m. Monday night, Engine 811 along with firefighters from College Park, Berwyn Heights and other nearby department responded to a house fire in the 8300 block of Potomac Avenue in the Berwyn community of College Park.

Engine 811, first unit on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story dwelling with all residents out safely.

The crew of Engine 811 advanced an attack line in ... (Full Story & Photos)
Life Member Frank Underwood to Receive Special Tribute for 50 Years of Volunteer Service

Life Member Mark Brady, July 20

The Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and Ladies Auxiliary will honor seven volunteer members of the Department at a Tribute Dinner. Among the group being honored is Branchville’s very own Frank Underwood. Underwood is a Life Member and an active member currently serving as the Treasurer of the Department. Frank is a valuable asset to the Branchville, County and State ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Morning House Fire In Berwyn Heights

Life Member Jim Davis, July 19

Just after 1 a.m. Monday morning, Engine 811 along with firefighters from Berwyn Heights, Greenbelt, College Park along with other units from the Sixth Battalion responded for a house fire in the 7500 block of Edmonston Road in Berwyn Heights

Truck 814 from Berwyn Heights first on the scene reported smoke showing from a one-story house with all residents out safely.

Engine 811 & Engine 809 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)
E811 Responds to Report Car into House

July 02

E811 was alerted for a Collapse investigation at 1753 hrs @ 4700 Mangum Rd. First Arriving Units reported car into house.
Two Residence from the House were transported to area hospital for evaluation, driver of care was not injured
... (Full Story & Photos)
Beltsville Second Alarm Fire

Life Member Jim Davis, June 09

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday night, Engine 811 along with other units from the Sixth Battalion was dispatched to the 10800 block of Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville for a building fire.

Units arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing between two one-story building involving a large pile of tires.
With heavy fire conditions and the possibility of the fire extending into both buildings a second alarm ... (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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