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2016 PGCVFRA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Member Brenda Sarmiento, June 28

The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad will be hosting the 94th Annual Convention of the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and the 86th Annual Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association during the week of September 24 through October 1, 2016.

Convention Schedule

Saturday, September 24, 2016 ... (Full Story & Photos)

LUCUS DEVICE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Member Glenn Locker, June 12

Via Chief Mike White......
The following dates are available to all members that need training for the Lucus device. The Lucus Device is the automatic compression machine while doing CPR, The following dates are available and preregistration is not necessary.

Where:

Tuesday - June 14, 2016 @ Co. 5 @ 1900 hrs (Batt 1/3)
Thursday - June 16, 2016 @ Co. 29 @ 1900 hrs (Batt 3)
Saturday - June 18, 2016 ... (Full Story & Photos)

2016 PROTOCOLS UPDATE DUE JULY 1st

Member Brian Clements, June 10

The 2016 Update Training for the Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers (ALS, BLS, Hospital Base Station) are now online! Please go to: www.emsonlinetraining.org to log in! The full protocols, which are effective July 1, 2016, are on the MIEMSS website.... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

Branchville VFC (Co.11) to Host Annual Convention

Member Glenn Locker, June 07

Start planning now to attend all of the events of the 2016 PGCVFRA & LA Convention. This years hosts are the dedicated men and women of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company. They are already hard at work planning a great week of activities to run from Saturday September 24th through Saturday October 1st.

The full schedule is available by clicking the Convention tab under Resources... (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 www.Kentland33.com... (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)

Morningside VFD (Co.27) Adds Ambulance

Member Glenn Locker, February 27

Congratulations to the Officers and Members of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (Co.27) on placing a Volunteer owned Ambulance in service. The Volunteer owned Ambulance 279 will allow the county owned unit to be reassigned elsewhere as needed. Company 27 is a progressive 100% Volunteer Fire & EMS station. Please visit www.morningsidevfd27.com for more information. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo via Morningside VFD
Photo via Morningside VFD

Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians Needed

Member Glenn Locker, February 14

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)

College Park VFD(Co.12) Specs New Ladder Truck

Member Glenn Locker, February 14

The College Park Volunteer Fire Department has placed an order for a new Volunteer owned Ladder Truck to replace the county owned unit that is assigned to them now. The unit will be built by Pierce and features a rear mount 105’ Aerial Ladder on an Enforcer chassis. Congratulations to the Officers and Members of Company 12 for bringing another new piece of apparatus to Prince Georges County.... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo via Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Photo via Atlantic Emergency Solutions

Hyattsville (Co.1) Adds Another New Ambulance

Member Glenn Locker, January 06

Through much hard work and dedication, the Officers and Members of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department are preparing to place a in 2nd new ambulance for service. They have purchased a 2015 Ford F550 XLT Ultramedic Type 1 ambulance from Road Rescue through Atlantic Emergency Solutions. The unit will serve as a BLS unit, and is also outfitted to be upgraded to an ALS unit as staffing is available.

Photo ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Tower for Laurel VFD(Co.10)

Member Glenn Locker, January 05

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department (Co.10) has taken delivery of their new Tower Ladder. The new Tower Ladder 10 is a Seagrave rear mount unit that should be ready for service soon. Thank you for all of the hard work to bring another Volunteer owned unit to Prince Georges County.

Photo via: Facebook... (Full Story & Photos)

Your Community Needs You

Member Glenn Locker, January 01

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 provides.plus other benefits. Start by visiting the websites ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accokeek VFD(Co.24) Specs Mini Pumper

Member Glenn Locker, December 30

The Accokeek VFD recently finalized the order for a new mini pumper to meet the unique needs of their first due area. the unit will be built by Rosenbauer with a 1000 gpm pump and 300 gallon tank on a 2016 Ford F550 4X4 chassis. We look forward to seeing the finished unit soon.

Photo via: DPC Emergency Equipment... (Full Story & Photos)


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