Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc.
8811 60th Avenue • Berwyn Heights, MD 20740
301.474.7866 • Contact Us

 Bunkroom Live-In Openings

The Berwyn Heights VFD currently has openings in our Bunkroom Live-In program. Live-in bunkroom members do not have to pay rent, but are responsible for meeting greater attendance and participation requirements.

Contact us for further information or to apply.

 Passing of Life Member & Secretary Emeritus Lucinda H. Frend

2014-12-15

The Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of active member Lucinda H. Frend. Cindy was a Life Member with over 28 years of active service. Of those active years, she has served as the Secretary of our Department since 1988. Her dedication and commitment to the Berwyn Heights family will not be forgotten.

Arrangements are as follows:

Fire Department members are encouraged to wear department uniforms.

Visitation, Friday, December 19th at 12:00 Noon.
A gathering of friends and family at the Kaufman Funeral Home Chapel at 12 noon on Friday December 19th. (7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075)

Funeral, Friday, December 19th at 1:00 PM
Immediately following the visitation at the Kaufman Funeral Home and Meadowridge Memorial Park. also located at 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the services at the Firemark Building Hall, 8684 Veterans Hwy, 4th Floor, Millersville, MD 21108.

Additional Fire Department Memorial Service, Saturday, January 3rd at 11:00 AM
In addition, the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. will be holding a Fire Department Memorial Service for Cindy on January 3rd, 2015. This service will be held at the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department (Co. 35) and will begin at 1100 hours. Additional information regarding Fire Department participation and attendance will be announced via Facebook and our Website.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department or the Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Questions regarding Fire Department participation or funeral information should be directed to Chief Danny McCoy at dmccoy@bhvfd14.org 301-741-8089.

Please keep the Frend family in your thoughts and prayers.

 Home Depot Fire Safety Day and 9/11 Steel Ride

2014-10-04

On Saturday October 4th, Rescue Squad 14 and the Ambulance once again attended the College Park Home Depot’s Fire Safety Day. We are grateful to be able to partner with Home Depot to support this important cause and educating the youth on fire safety.

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After the events at Home Depot ended, Rescue Squad 14 traveled down Greenbelt Road to the overpass at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to standby as hundreds of motorcyclists escorted a section of World Trade Center steel from New York to Quantico Virginia.

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 Busy Day for Truck and Rescue Squad

2014-10-03

At 1754 hours on October 3rd, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 responded to the 7500 block of Burdette Way for the townhouse on fire. Units from Beltsville arrived to find a 2 story middle of the group townhouse with smoke showing. Truck 14, second due, assisted with the search of the structure, laddered the house, and ventilated. Rescue Squad 14, third due, was assigned RIT and assisted with laddering the building and opening up from the exterior. The fire on the 2nd floor was quickly brought under control and Company 14 was ready for service at 1831 hours.

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As Truck and Rescue Squad 14 were picking up, PSCC added them to a collapse investigation in the first due. Ambulance 14 arrived in the 5500 block of Cherrywood Lane to find a single vehicle had driven through a store front injuring multiple patrons of nail salon. The ambulance crew immediately began triaging patients and requested additional transport units. Upon arrival, Rescue Squad 14 was assigned the Technical Rescue Group and conducted a survey of the building to assess any structural damage. No serious damage was noted and once all patients were transported, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 returned to service at 1902 hours.

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Shortly after the company finished eating and cleaning up, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 were alerted to the 11400 block of Pitsea Dr in Company 31’s area for the report of a house fire. Company 31 arrived to find a 1 story single family dwelling with a working fire in the basement and requested the working fire dispatch. Truck 14, second due, conducted a primary search of the first floor, laddered the house, opened up, and checked for extension. Rescue Squad 14 was assigned RIT and assisted with ladders, opening up from the exterior, and controlling utilities. Company 14 was ready for service at 2258 hours.

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 Working Fire in Lanham

2014-09-30

At 0928 hours on September 30th, Truck 14 responded to the 7500 block of Newburg Dr for the house on fire. First arriving units reported a two story split level house with smoke showing. Truck 14, operating as the first due truck company, searched and ventilated the house before assisting the engine company with opening up and checking for extension. Truck 14 was ready for service at 1140 hours.

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 One Trapped on the ICC

2014-09-26

At 1902 hours on September 26th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A [Fabrizio] responded to the area of Northbound Interstate 95 and the ICC for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units located a box truck partially off the road way on the ramp from the ICC to Southbound I-95 with 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the box truck and removed the passenger door to extricate the patient. Company 14 was ready for service at 2005 hours.

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 Small Fire in the First Due

At 1956 hours on September 25th, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 responded to the 9000 block of Breezewood Ter for the apartment fire. Company 14 arrived to find a 3 story garden style apartment with smoke in the stairwell. A small fire was located in a utility closet on the third floor and quickly controlled. Company 14 assisted the investigators before returning to service at 2106 hours. Chief 14B [Kiernan] had command.

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 Units Find One Trapped on I-95

2014-09-21

At 0211 hours on September 21st, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the area of Southbound I-95 in the area of the Capital Beltway for the personal injury accident. First arriving units found a two vehicle accident with one patient trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed two doors and a “B-post” to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0246 hours

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 PGCVFRA Convention Awards

2014-09-18

On the evening of September 18th, some of our members attended the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Awards Dinner that is part of the Convention every year. The Berywn Heights Volunteer Fire Department is proud to recognize and congratulate two of our members on earning the following awards:

The Joseph A. Chaney Fire Prevention Award

FF/EMT Kyle Snyder was awarded the Joseph A. Chaney Fire Prevention Award. Kyle has consistently worked with the Town of Berwyn Heights over the last year to coordinate the incorporation of fire safety education into community events. Kyle also won the department recognition at the State Convention for his outstanding work with fire prevention.

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The Volunteer EMS Captain George H. Lindell Award for EMS Excellence

FF/EMT Jaime Simpson was awarded the Volunteer EMS Captain George H. Lindell Award for EMS Excellence. Jaime spent countless hours redeveloping the Volunteer Paramedic Program and teaching the ALS Assist class required for BLS providers to drive a Paramedic Ambulance. This enable numerous departments, including our own, to provide Volunteer ALS service to the community.

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 Extrication Demonstration at Cheverly Public Safety Day

2014-09-17

On the evening of September 17th, Rescue Squad 14 attended the annual Cheverly Public Safety Day. Each year, Rescue Squad 14 is invited to this great community event to demonstrate how a patient would be extricated from a vehicle after a serious accident. Our Department would like to once again thank the public officials of Cheverly for the opportunity to participate in this event and we look forward to doing so again in the future!

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 1Trapped on Interstate 95

2014-09-14

At 2024 hours on September 14th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A responded to southbound I-95 in the area of Sandy-Spring Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 was held on the call as the 2nd Rescue Squad due to the first due rescue squad being understaffed. Units from company 10 arrived to find a single vehicle accident with one trapped. Rescue Squad 14 arrived on scene and completed the extrication by removing the roof of the vehicle. Chief 14A had the extrication group. Company 14 was ready for service at 2103 hours.

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Apparatus
Truck 14
Squad 14
Squad 14R
Amb 148
Past Run Stats
Squad Truck
2011 2023 826
2010 1978 807
2009 2350 732
2008 2245 935
2007 1985 781
2006 1899 587
2005 1728 749
2004 1625 638
2003 1727 702
2002 1820 942
2001 2288 712