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Member Brenda Sarmiento, October 21

The PGCVFRA is once again challenging each station to donate a new bicycle to Toys For Tots this holiday season. The goal is to have at least one bicycle from each company. Last year several companies donated two bicycles and helmets resulting in a donation of approximately 70 bicycles and several helmets. Let's see if we can't top last year's total!

Brian Cavanaugh, 2nd Vice President, is coordinating ... (Full Story & Photos)

2016-17 Commttee Sign Up Now

Member Glenn Locker, October 07

If you are interested in serving on one of the Association committees for the 2016 - 2017 year, please contact the Association office by Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This is a valuable path to participate in efforts to improve the Volunteer Fire/EMS system in Prince Georges County today and in the future.... (Full Story)

Your Community Needs You

Member Glenn Locker, October 07

You can help protect your community by being a Volunteer Firefighter in Prince Georges County. Volunteer Departments throughout the county are actively looking for men and women willing to dedicate their time to train and respond to emergency calls. We offer free training at the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, all Personal Protective Gear is other benefits. Start by visiting the websites ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Brenda Sarmiento, October 03

The newly elected 2016 - 2017 officers for the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association are as follows:

President: William Cunningham, Sr.
1st Vice President: Mark Trader
2nd Vice President: Brian Cavanaugh
Secretary: Teri Heinicke
Assistant Secretary: Teresa Crisman
Treasurer: Margie Dickey
Assistant Treasurer: Joan Robison
Chief Chaplain: Harry Hetz
Chaplain: Elaine Huttenloch
Chaplain: ... (Full Story & Photos)

2016 Founders Circle Celebration

Member Glenn Locker, September 22

Each year members, families, and citizens come together to honor those that founded or made life long efforts to continue the member companies of the PGCVFRA as well as remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Prince Georges County.

The 2016 Founders Circle Celebration is scheduled for Saturday September 24th @ 12 noon. The Founders Circle and Fallen Firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy of Bunker Hill Fire Assoc.
Photo courtesy of Bunker Hill Fire Assoc.


Member Brenda Sarmiento, September 21

Follow the link to the updated PGFD General Orders.... (Full Story)

BGE Offers Emergency Response and Safety Grants

Member Glenn Locker, September 10

Each year BGE offers local departments the support through their Emergency Response and Safety Grant Program. The program supports the purchase of equipment and safety programs in the community. The application period is open from September 15th through October 31st 2016.
More information is available at by clicking the Safety & Community tab... (Full Story)

2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Workshops

Member Glenn Locker, September 10

Maryland State Firemen's Association and Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute have teamed to provide our member companies with an informative workshop to assist with 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program applications. Each year Departments throughout the state benefit from grant funding. The program is approximately 3 hour long featuring what is new for the 2016 cycle and tips to help with successful ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians Needed

Member Glenn Locker, September 09

Our member companies throughout Prince Georges County are seeking Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. Serving as an EMT is a great way to give back to your community while gaining experience in a high call volume environment. We provide extensive training free of charge through the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. Learn more about departments near you by clicking the "Get in Touch" button, then ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Brenda Sarmiento, August 30

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department/Fire Commission is looking for a self-starting and energetic individual for a recruiter position. This is a contract position that will be responsible recruiting volunteer Firefighters/Emergency Medical Services personnel.

This position will be accountable for recruiting through targeted outreach programs; networking and establishing relationships ... (Full Story)

Recruitment Support for Member Companies

Member Glenn Locker, June 07

The Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association,Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, and the Prince Georges County Fire Commission have been selected to participate as a pilot in a National SAFER Grant. The Grant was awarded to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), in partnership with the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (iWomen), ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kentland VFD Adds New Rescue Engine

Member Glenn Locker, June 03

The Kentland Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of their new Rescue Engine. The Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper will be placed in service soon as Rescue Engine 33. Congratulations to the Officers and Members for all of their hard work.
Find out more about this busy 100% Volunteer Company at (Full Story & Photos)

Company 27 Attacks Recruiting

Member Glenn Locker, June 02

The Officers and Members of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department are attacking recruiting like a 1st due box alarm. Since making the decision to serve their community as a 100% Volunteer staffed department, recruitment and retention has become a major priority. While the department has a strong presence on social media and an active website, they have added more tools also. Members use a mobile ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo via Beltsville VFD
Photo via Beltsville VFD

Beltsville VFD Adds New Engine

Member Glenn Locker, May 08

The Officers and Members of the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department recently placed a new Engine in Service, The 2016 Pierce Arrow pumper will serve at Company 31. Congratulations on the addition of another Volunteer owned Engine to serve the citizens of Beltsville and the surrounding area.... (Full Story & Photos)


Tyler J. Selak, November 17

Greetings All,

In order to increase productivity of our instructors, effective beginning with the January 2016 Volunteer Recruit School, registration cut-offs will be moved to the Monday before the class is scheduled to begin at Midnight. The same policies will still be in place (No late registrations, No late entries to class, ETC). Please refer to the schedule below as well as the indicated registration ... (Full Story)

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