Branchville Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Squad, Inc.

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2017 Call Stats
Jan 96 134 10
Feb 120 145 00
Total 216 279 10

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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A811 Runs Rollover Accident

Candidate - Fire & EMS Peter "Spiderman" Parker , March 25

Approximately around 1800{6:00pm} Branchville A811 was dispatched to a personal injury accident with 2 vehicles reported overturned at the intersection of Baltimore Ave & Powder Mill Rd in Beltsville, MD. Engine 831 and Ambulance 831 were first on scene and advised 3 vehicles were involved in an accident with 1 overturned vehicle in the intersection. A811 and A831 both transported patients to nearby ... (Full Story & Photos)
Car Fire in Greenbelt

F/F Thomas Tanner, March 19

While returning from the Capital Beltway for a reported motor vehicle accident around 1:30am, Branchville Engine 111 (PGFD E811) was dispatched to a car fire in the 5900 block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt. Upon arrival E811 found a 2000 Ford Mustang in the parking lot of the reported location with the engine compartment fully involved. The crew from E811 quickly extinguished the flames and opened ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by: T. Tanner/BVFCo11
Photo by: T. Tanner/BVFCo11
1st Due Engine to Berwyn Heights House Fire

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, March 14

Engine 811 was operating on early morning working house fire (Box Alarm 14-01) in the 8000 block of 58th ave (Berwyn Heights, MD). Units arrived with fire showing from the 1st floor of a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine crew stretched a 200′ 1 3/4″ crosslay line into the home and began advancing an attack. Other engine companies arrived and grabbed E811's 250 3/4" hose and 300 2" line and assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine and B-Chief run 41 House

Firefighter/EMT-B Jesse Downey Jr, March 09

Around 15:45 hours the assignment was dropped for a reported house on fire in the 15000 block of Edgemont Drive in company 41's first due. Engine 811B was started as the 4th due engine company on the box. While en-route units were advised of a running order change due to units out of position. Engine 811B was bumped up to 2nd due. Upon arrival crew found Engine company 831 and Truck companies 834 ... (Full Story)
One Overturned on the Beltway

Board of Trustees Thomas Tanner, February 26

Around 3:00am the ambulance from Branchville and units from companies 812, 814 and 835 were dispatched to the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway, I-495/I-95, near Kenilworth Avenue for the report of one car overturned. VC835 and Branchville A811 arrived to find the driver of a 4 door Toyota sedan had, for reason(s) unknown, lost control of their vehicle and it overturned onto the fast shoulder clipping ... (Full Story & Photos)
Hoses And Ladders For Days

Candidate - Fire & EMS Chuckii "CJ" Faison, February 25

Today members at Branchville Volunteer Fire Company took time to train in Greenbelt at a parking structure used to simulate a building. The training consisted of raising the 24" ladder to the second floor, clearing the window with the Halligan tool, and advancing the hoseline into the simulated window and out. Another hose line evolution consisted of manueuvering a fully charged 400" attack line to ... (Full Story & Photos)
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews

Crash on BW Parkway

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, February 24

15:41 Branchville's Engine, Ambulance and Chief responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on I-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, at Good Luck Road. Upon arrival VC811 and E811 discovered three vehicles involved in a rear-end collision. E811 provided lane blockage for the Firefighter/EMS crew's safety as they provided medical care for the occupants of two of the vehicles, they were later ... (Full Story & Photos)
Comapny 11 runs wildland fire

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, February 20

Engine 811B was called to transfer to the West Lahman fire department 13:20. Enroute to West Lahman they picked up an automatic fire alarm in the Greenbelt Residence Inn and shortly cleared after arrival. A box alarm struck at 13:40 requesting more assistance for the wildland fire where it was unknown of the size of involvement. E811B responded to Lake Glen where we set up and able to work the fire's ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Fire/EMS Personnel Stirred by "Breelyn's Blanket Brigade"

Member-At-Large Mark Brady, February 20

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 @PGFDPIO

An emotional and uplifting event this morning at the Emergency Department of Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park provided an opportunity for a family to meet and thank firefighter/medics and hospital staff for their efforts in attempting to save the life of their infant daughter.

On June 17, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Entrapment Crash

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, February 06

Branchville Engine 811B responded to the 9500-blk of Riggs Road for a personal injury accident with reports of one trapped in a vehicle. Upon arrival, E811B discovered a head on collision between two vehicles. Crews split up to assist three patients. SQ814 arrived and extricated one patient. Units were cleared shortly after extrication with three patients being transported to hospital by ground.... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews

Fire at Xfinity Center

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, February 05

At approximately 23:30, Engine 812 was dispatched to investigate an automatic fire alarm at the Xfinity Center, the major sports arena at the University of Maryland. Crews from College Park entered the building and found a strong burning odor through out. A full box assignment was requested bringing Branchville Engine 811B which responded with a full crew. Upon arrival the crew of E811B took two high-rise ... (Full Story & Photos)
Company runs three crashes in short succession

Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews, February 05

At 14:52 Branchville Engine 811B and Ambulance 811 were dispatched with units from Stations 835 and 814 to the area of the Capital Beltway right before Route 1 for a report of a personal injury accident. E835 arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle crash and upon their arrival, E811B and A811 assisted in clean up and transported one patient.

After clearing the scene on the Beltway and enroute back ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews
Photo by Candidate - Fire & EMS Neal Matthews









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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