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The BVFD is a volunteer, non-profit, fire rescue and EMS department in Montgomery County, Maryland serving the Burtonsville, Silver Spring and surrounding communities in the busy suburbs of Washington, DC. We respond to more than 5,000 calls annually.


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Ten Calls Between Dinner and Midnight = Busy Night

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, our Fire and Rescue personnel were kept very busy, answering ten calls between dinner and midnight.  Photographs depict the severity of this collision on Rt. 29 Northbound, just south of Dustin Road.

Drive Sober. Period.

This is a popular time of year for people to celebrate!  Today, for example, is Cinco de Mayo, and there will surely be some celebrations.  The month of May also brings high school proms, graduations, Mother’s Day, Stanley Cup playoffs, Memorial Day weekend, and a host of other opportunities to enjoy time with...

Pride in Public Service

Firefighter Michael V. Scanlon recently graduated from the Howard County Police Department last week on April 28, 2016.  His dedication to public safety and service in his community is clearly evident.  After taking a leave of absence from Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department to devote complete attention to his training at...

BVFD Ladder Truck & The Green Turtle

Please join the members and friends of Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, May 10th at The Green Turtle in Burtonsville (intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 198) for the Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, to help raise money for the new Ladder...

Fully Engulfed House on April 24, 2016

Several stations worked together to knock down a fully engulfed house on Sherbrooke Woods Lane in Silver Spring in the early hours of Sunday, April 24th.  The entire roof was a loss, as well as much of the second floor and rear of the home.  BVFD worked tirelessly to assist with an...