May
6
2017

2017 Berwyn Heights Day

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The members for Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad spent the rainy morning socializing with neighbors at the 2017 Berwyn Heights Day.  Truck 14, Squad 14 and Ambulance 814 participated in the parade and were prominently displayed by the recruitment booth after the parade.
May
6
2017

First Due Building Fire

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Truck 14, Squad 14, and Chief 14 At 1748, Truck 14, Squad 14, and Chief 14 were dispatched to the 6400 block of Golden Triangle Drive for a building fire at the new Maryland Comptrollers Greenbelt Office.   When units arrived to the 5 story office building, smoke was showing with fire on the first
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Apr
24
2017

First Arriving Truck for 5 Alarm Fire

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  Images courtesy of Mark Brady PGFD PIO Truck 14, Squad 14, Squad 14B, Chief 14 and Chief 14A At 0934, Truck 14, Squad 14, Squad 14B, Chief 14 and Chief 14A were dispatched to th 4700 Block of Berwyn House Road for a fire in a building under construction.  Truck 14, the first arriving
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Apr
13
2017

High Angle Rescue at Six Flags

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  images courtesy of WBAL news 11 and Mark Brady PGFD PIO Rescue Squad 14, Chief 14A. At 1735, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A were dispatched to a high angle rescue at Six Flags Amusement Park in Upper Marlboro.  The Jokers Jinx roller coaster stalled 80 feet above ground at about a 30 degree
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Mar
20
2017

Medivac after Motor Vehicle Accident

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  Ambulance 14 & Squad 14.  At 1155, Ambulance 14 and Squad 14 were dispatched on a personal injury accident at intersection of Greenbelt Road and 58th Avenue.  Due to the severity of the injuries, patient needed to be medivac’d to trauma center.  Ambulance 14 transported patient to Duvall Field where Branchville Engine 11 set
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Mar
14
2017

First Due Vacant House Fire

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  Truck 14 & Squad, Chief 14A and Ambulance 14.  At 0815, Truck, Squad 14, Chief 14 and Ambulance 14 were dispatched to the 8400 block of 58th Ave for a working fire.  Units arrived on scene with heavy fire from the 2nd story of a single family home.  Crew performed search, vent and overhaul
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Jan
29
2017

January 29th, 1988

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  Remembering Deputy Chief Jim Yvorra 28 years ago today, January 29, 1988, then Deputy Chief Jim Yvorra was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a car while operating on an accident scene on I-495 at Good Luck Road. At the time of his death he had served as an
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Jan
23
2017

Year 2016 in review

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2016 proved to be another busy and productive year for BHVFD. The Station underwent three major renovations: Kitchen remodel & expansion, Bunkroom renovation, and gym renovation & new equipment. Members also participated in many community events such as BH Day, National Night Out, Hello Husky Night, Trunk or Treat, Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, and many
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Jan
7
2017

Annapolis Road & 495 PIA

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  Rescue Squad 14. At 1618, Rescue Squad 14 was dispatched to EB Annapolis Rd & SB 495 for a personal injury accident, 1 extricated.  Squad placed in service at 1618.
Dec
28
2016

Extricated 1 at Good Luck & Leahy Rd

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Squad 14 at 2147. Squad 14 was dispatched to Good Luck Road and Leahy Road for a personal injury accident.  One extricated, squad back in service at 2215.  
Dec
1
2016

2016 BHVFD Christmas Party

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Our members took a break from the fire station to enjoy great company and great food during our annual Christmas party at the Bowie Town Grille. Chief McCoy and President Hurley were honored for their many years of service within the BHVFD family.
Nov
20
2016

Christmas Tree Fundraiser Sale!

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  BHVFD is once again holding our Annual Christmas Trees Fundraiser Sale starting November 29th in the rear parking lot of the Firehouse.  This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year and would like to thank everyone in advance for your support!  Be sure to get your tree early.  We usually sell
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Nov
20
2016

Santa on a Fire Truck – Christmas Eve 7pm – 9pm

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BHVFD volunteers will once again be escorting Santa around Town on Saturday December 24th, 2016, from approximately 7pm until 9pm.  We try our best to ensure Santa visits all streets in Berwyn Heights, College Park Estates, and Westchester Park, but we will still be responding to emergency calls during this time which may affect our rounds.  Just
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Nov
16
2016

Trench Rescue in Greenbelt

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  Squad 14, Technical Support, Chief 14A and Ambulance 14. At 1251, Sqaud 14, Squad 14B and Ambulance 14 were dispatched to 555 Crescent Rd for an adult male trapped chest deep in a 12-foot trench.  Cheif 14A joined the effort soon after.  BHVFD went to work assisting the Technical Rescue Team with shoring up
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Oct
28
2016

2016 American Legion Awards

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Congratulations to Nicholas Bittle and Paul Martein who were recognized by the Greenbelt American Legion for outstanding service.  We are proud of our bunkroom member, Nicholas Bittle, for receiving firefighter of the year and our assistant treasurer, Paul Martein,  who was recognized for 45 years of service with the American Legion.  Thank you for your
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Oct
25
2016

Fund Drive 2016

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  The Berwyn Heights VFD’s Annual Fund Drive mailer is out! We would like to thank all residents in advance for their generous contributions to your Volunteer Fire Department. This year we are raising funds to replace our 1989 reserve Rescue Squad with over 300,000 miles and its outdated equipment. All residents in Berwyn Heights,
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Oct
15
2016

2016 Town of Berwyn Heights Trunk or Treat

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    Truck, Squad and Ambo attending the annual Town of Berwyn Heights Trunk or Treat at the Community Center.
Aug
2
2016

National Night Out

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  BHVFD showing their community pride as they participate National Night Out with the Berwyn Heights Community.
Jul
31
2016

Working House Fire

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  Truck 14 At 1902, Truck 14 was dispactched to a house fire in the 8600 block of Corry Drive.  The crew handled search, ventilation and overhaul.
Jul
18
2016

Search and Vent on Edmonston Rd

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Truck 14 At 0156 hours, Truck 14 was dispatched to the 7500 block of Edmonston Road for a single family dewelling with smoke showing.  The crew performed seach and vent duties.  Truck 14 was back in service at 0355.