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Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Association
04/29/2020

Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Association

It is with great sadness that the Glenn Dale Fire Association announces the passing of Life Member and Past Assistant Chief Joseph McGillin. Joe was a member of Glenn Dale for 51 years and was a great mentor to a lot of members that are still at 18 today. His sons, Tony and Andy are both life members and former Chief officers of Glenn Dale and his daughter, Jenny was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Please keep the entire McGillin family in your thoughts and prayers. We will miss you Papa Joe! We will take it from here!

04/18/2020

From the MSFA Facebok page:
**PLEASE READ**
Some of you may have seen some posts regarding the 2020 Ocean City Convention and Conference. Please be advised that it has NOT been cancelled. Although it will not be held in Ocean City in June, it will be held in an alternative format. There will be an official announcement posted this afternoon explaining it in more detail. Thank you.

04/03/2020
Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page

Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page

Please take a moment to watch:

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department... Career and Volunteer members, Civilian and Sworn members are all here for you answering the call to serve around the clock. Please protect and take care of one another by staying at home, because it will save lives.

#StayHomeSaveLives
#Frontline #PGCCOVID19 #COVID19 @PGVolFra @IAFF1619
*Video by PGFD/EMS Office of Public Information and Community Relations*

Prince George's County Public Schools
03/25/2020

Prince George's County Public Schools

On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson with additional information is forthcoming.

El miércoles, 25 de marzo, la superintendente de educación del estado, la Dra. Karen Salmon, anunciaron que todas las escuelas públicas en el estado de Maryland estarán cerradas hasta el viernes, 24 de abril. Próximamente se enviará una carta con más información de parte de la directora ejecutiva, la Dra. Monica Goldson.

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
03/19/2020

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)

In response to the extraordinary demands presented by COVID-19, and the crucial role that EMS clinicians play in the response to this pandemic, Maryland is modifying requirements for re-licensure of EMS personnel. Effective immediately, please be advised that the recertification periods for Maryland certified and licensed clinicians have been extended. Please go to the MIEMSS website to see both BLS and ALS clinician extension information. MIEMSS may further modify these extensions, if warranted. https://bit.ly/2IYGz7K

03/19/2020

Fire Commission Meeting-3/18/2020

Please be advised that the Fire Commission meeting schedule for Wednesday, March 18th has been cancelled. Please contact your District Commissioner or Fire Commission office with any questions.

Thank you

03/17/2020
Maryland State Firemen's Association

Maryland State Firemen's Association

Please be advised of the following information:
—The MSFA Crofton office will be CLOSED as of 5pm today for 15 days due to suggested efforts to help curb the spread of COVID-19. All emails will continue to be answered and all calls/voicemails will be sent to staff via email and responded to accordingly. Postal mail will also continue to be collected and distributed as necessary.
—All MSFA tag applications (new and replacement) have been suspended until further notice due to minimal staffing at the MVA. All coordinators should hold onto tag applications that they receive until directed to mail them to the MSFA office. Please expect longer than usual processing times for applications already forwarded to the MVA prior to the suspension.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this national emergency.

Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation
03/16/2020

Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation

Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, University of Maryland
03/08/2020

Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, University of Maryland

We are pleased to announce Prince George’s County Fire Chief Tiffany Green will be our keynote speaker at the 2020 Spring PDI Symposium. Register today at https://www.mfri.org/spring-pdi/

Pgcvfra - Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association
01/19/2020

Pgcvfra - Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association

PGCVFRA President Trader has issued the following statement....

It has been been brought to Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association leaderships attention that a group has made statements that cause the citizens of Prince Georges County to lose faith in the entire Prince Georges Fire &EMS Department and the ability of Volunteer and Career staff to respond to emergencies. Statements were made pointing to a lack of Volunteer staffing availability effecting the outcome on a fatal house fire on the evening of January 18th. Follow up has shown that 5 of the 7 Fire Units (Engines & Ladder Trucks) were 100% Volunteer staffed with 28 of the 35 Firefighters operating on scene being Volunteers. There was also a Volunteer Battalion Chief and 2 Volunteer EMS units on scene. The individuals that were trapped in the house were located and extracted by a Volunteer Truck crew. The victims were cared for and transported by a combination of PGFD Career and Volunteer EMS units.

It is the goal of all of our Member Companies to recruit, train, and retain quality Volunteer Fire and EMS Providers throughout Prince Georges County. There are times that all needed staffing is not available in each station that is not staffed by PGFD Career staff. The Career members are scheduled on a shift plan that is 24 hours "On Duty" followed by 72 hours "Off Duty" to allow physical and mental rest. Many Volunteers serve multiple "Duty Shifts" close together with their efforts to serve the citizens of Prince Georges County as well as work regular full time jobs. This has been made more difficult on the Volunteer 1st Responders as PGFD has removed Daytime Career staff from several stations over the last couple of years leaving more service hours for the Volunteer crews to cover.

The West Lanham Hills VFD was unavailable to respond on the evening of January 18th after their crews responding to numerous calls in the prior days including 4 working fires with heavy fire showing upon arrival. They have been actively working to recruit additional Volunteers to increase service levels for the last year. While the Engine from Riverdale Heights was unavailable due to driver staffing, the Ambulance responded and assisted with transport of one of the victims.

It is sad to see that little or no mention has been made of the Volunteer Firefighter from College Park VFD who was transported to the Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center from the scene of this incident with 2nd degree burns. There was no follow up from PGFD or anyone else as he spent the night under hospital care. We are glad to report he is already on the road to recovery, and should resume normal duties in 2 to 3 weeks if all goes well.

Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department
05/07/2019

Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department

We would like to extend a thank you to our family over at Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department, When they heard of our life members passing , they immediately called and offered up anything that we could possibly need. They also told us not to make dinner plans because they were going to take care of it and keep the members company in their time of mourning. Everyone sat down together to a full meal and desert. It was truly a boost for everyone’s spirits.Thank you Hyattsville.

Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
05/06/2019
Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

The Officers and Members of the SPVFC would like to highlight the lifesaving actions of one of our own Lt. Keviette Potts. Lt. Potts’s actions serves as an example of the compassion, commitment and skills that make volunteers an invaluable part of the community. We are proud to have Lt. Potts as a member! ^RJB

https://stars.ambulance.org/stars/keviette-potts/

Maryland State Firemen's Association
05/03/2019
Maryland State Firemen's Association

Maryland State Firemen's Association

Just a few weeks to register for our May 18-19 weekend Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Boot Camp, free -- sign up at https://www.marylandvolunteer.org/recruit-bootcamp/ -- schedule just released including Keynote Capt. Wesley Huey (US Navy, ret.), MSFA's own Jonathan Dayton, Christine Bennett & James Jester plus great sessions by Tom LaBelle (VA Fire-EMS R&R Network), Matt Aalto (Orgeon Fire Recruitment Network) & Dr. Candice McDonald (Winona, OH Fire Department). Come one or both days. Please spread the word to your R&R teams and department leadership.

Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Network
03/11/2019

Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Network

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Maryland Fire and Rescue Memorial
Annapolis, Md.

The Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Committee are raising funds to assist firemen, auxilliary and their families that are battling cancer in the Maryland state area.

This Event consists of a 5K walk in the morning of April 28th beginning at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Memorial with registration at 7:00a and will travel through historic Annapolis with the walk starting at 8:30am.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL

In order to make this event a success, we are asking for help and donations from Maryland Fire and Rescue Departments, County Associations, and Maryland businesses. The deadline for sponsorship donations is March 1, 2019. Individual sponsors name/logo (jpg, png or highest resoltion format) will appear on the back of the shirt for a minimal donation of $100.00

Check out the new MSFA Ocean City Convention and Conference website at convention.msfa.org for all of the OC FOOLS Hands...
03/06/2019
MSFA Convention & Conference - Maryland State Firemen's Association 127th Annual Ocean City Convention & Conference

Check out the new MSFA Ocean City Convention and Conference website at convention.msfa.org for all of the OC FOOLS Hands-On training being offered this year. All MFRI seminars will be posted shortly!
See you at the beach! 🚒🚑

The Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA)'s 127th Annual Convention & Conference will take place in Ocean City, MD from June 15 - 21, 2019.

Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Network
02/27/2019

Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Network

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Maryland Fire and Rescue Memorial
Annapolis, Md.

The Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Committee are raising funds to assist firemen, auxilliary and their families that are battling cancer in the Maryland state area.

This Event consists of a 5K walk in the morning of April 28th beginning at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Memorial with registration at 7:00a and will travel through historic Annapolis with the walk starting at 8:30am.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL

In order to make this event a success, we are asking for help and donations from Maryland Fire and Rescue Departments, County Associations, and Maryland businesses. The deadline for sponsorship donations is March 1, 2019. Individual sponsors name/logo (jpg, png or highest resoltion format) will appear on the back of the shirt for a minimal donation of $100.00

U. S. First Responders Association
02/25/2019

U. S. First Responders Association

You never know who's watching. Act accordingly.

FIT to FIGHT FIRE
02/21/2019

FIT to FIGHT FIRE

Never stop getting better at what you love to do.

International Association of Fire Fighters
02/05/2019

International Association of Fire Fighters

On this #WorldCancerDay2019 we encourage our members to follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness. #IAFF

Prince George's County Public Safety Communications
10/11/2018

Prince George's County Public Safety Communications

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of two vital and loved members of the community.

Corporal Stacey Gist
Prince George’s County Police Department

Jesse W. McCullough
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department

Our condolences to all family, friends and loved ones.

#goldhasyourback

Bowie Volunteer Fire 39
10/08/2018

Bowie Volunteer Fire 39

The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Day (Open House) this Saturday, October 13, 2018 starting at 1100 am at 15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715.

Multiple demonstrations including sprinkler, vehicle extrication and live fire demo.

Meet with our membership team if you interested in joining and just come by to say hello.

Food and drinks will be available.

See you there !!!!!

National Volunteer Fire Council
09/28/2018
National Volunteer Fire Council

National Volunteer Fire Council

Fire department recruiters often have only a few minutes to get across their messages and gain the interest of a potential volunteer. So what do you say? This article provides tips for successful face-to-face recruiting when time is limited. http://ow.ly/q0rn30lZR9Z

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
09/10/2018

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence. Read the entire release here: https://bit.ly/2wYUgy2

What does a State of Emergency mean? Find out here: https://bit.ly/2N1l1vz

Maryland Fire Chiefs Association
09/09/2018

Maryland Fire Chiefs Association

***** Leadership Training Weekend Update ******

MFCA and MSFA Training Committees are proud to announce our Saturday program. More information will be posted about Sunday's program this week. Registration will be open very soon! Mark your calendars, you DO NOT want to miss this training!!

25 TO SURVIVE
By: Traditions Training

Deputy Chief Daniel D. Shaw, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue
Captain Douglas J. Mitchell, Jr., Fire Department City of New York

More firefighters are seriously injured and killed while operating at residential building fires than any other building type. This dynamic and interactive six hour lecture will address 25 critical firefighting issues common to the residential building. The program will discuss areas of firefighters preparation, response and operations, all of which are vital to successfully mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Students will learn "street-smart" tips, tactics and take-home practical company drills to remedy the commonly encountered errors allowing the students to bring back more than just what they heard.

More information about Traditions Training at https://www.traditionstraining.com/

09/05/2018
Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Pete Pamepinto. Pete joined the Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company Inc in the 80’s and also served as a member at the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew Pete. Arrangements are in the process of being finalized and as soon as we know more, we’ll pass them along. ^PLM

PGCVFRA Seeking Executive Assistant
09/02/2018
PGCVFRA Seeking Executive Assistant

PGCVFRA Seeking Executive Assistant

The Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is looking to fill an Executive Assistant vacancy. This is a contract position, not a County government position. The successful candidate will serve as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Association, as well as to the B...

Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page
08/20/2018

Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page

Jesse McCullough , a PGFD Fire Fighter, has been fighting metastatic colon cancer. His fire department family is hosting a benefit to help ease some of the financial burden as he fights this beast. Jesse’s fight is our fight!! August 26 @CoconutJoesUSA in Edgewater 2 to 8 pm

Forestville Volunteer Fire & EMS, Station 23
07/27/2018
Forestville Volunteer Fire & EMS, Station 23

Forestville Volunteer Fire & EMS, Station 23

Memorial services for Edwin “Mr. Ed” Thurston have been announced.

All services will begin at: Lee Funeral Home
6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road
Clinton Maryland

Viewing Sunday July 29th 2-4 & 6-8 pm.
Fire Department Memorial Sunday July 29th 7:00 pm

Funeral Monday July 30th 11:00 am - interment at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood Maryland

Repass to follow at Forestville Volunteer Fire Department.

A link to Mr Ed’s obituary and a memorial page can be found below.

07/25/2018
Forestville Volunteer Fire & EMS, Station 23

Our deepest condolences to Forestville Volunteer Fire and EMS on the passing of Mr. Ed. Our prayers are with the department and his family.

It is with deep sorrow to share the passing of life member, Edwin Francis Thurston. Details for Mr. Ed’s services will be announced as they are made available. We ask that you keep Mr Ed’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Pgcvfra - Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association
07/23/2018

Pgcvfra - Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association

The Officers of the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association extend our sincere condolences to the family of the Fallen Firefighter as well as all at the Howard County Fire Department.

Who’s in?
07/22/2018

Who’s in?

Competitors and Teams needed Sunday September 9th for the 2018 PGCVFRA Convention Games...

Individuals are invited to come out and challenge the Firefighter Agility course. Get yourself in shape, bring your full PPE, and represent your Company.

Teams of 5-6 members are invited to come out for team events including Bucket Brigade, 1st Alarm Dressing, Battle of the Bucket, and Tug of War.

All Prince Georges County Volunteer members are welcome to participate and spectate.

Address

6820 Webster St
Hyattsville, MD
20784

You may take the T18 or F13 Metro Bus to the stop before Landover Hills VFD Station 30 or 68th Avenue. Once off the bus take a right to walk down Webster street and we are in a brick building labeled Cranford-Graves Fire Services Buidling. Please check in at the front of the building and let them know you are here for the Fire Commission.

General information

Updates on Commission business, recruitment information for volunteers in PG County, and notices of upcoming meetings/events and information regarding those meetings.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(301) 583-1941

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Fundraiser for Pat Gray member at Forestville
The Riverdale Heights VFD & RS will be holding a Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Event will take place in our apparatus bay and in our hall. 6 foot tables start at $15.00 each. Each table will have two folding chairs. The department will be selling cold beverages and snacks throughout the day. All proceeds through table sales and food will go directly to the department. We are looking for crafters and vendors. If you or someone you know are interested please contact Jaime Bercier at (301) 643-6596 or Vol. Recruiter Brian Clements at (240) 682-3192.