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Christmas Tree Safety Program #DOITFORDON

Member Glenn Locker , December 05

Christmas trees are the centerpiece of the holidays for most families. Many great family traditions include live trees. We want to remind everyone that some simple safety practices can eliminate dangerous fires in the home. The PGCVFRA asks that all member companies share the attached flyer in their communities. Please help http://fireadvocates.org/ #DOITFORDON to help prevent a tragic loss like ... (Full Story & Photos)

PGCVFRA 2016 TOYS FOR TOTS BICYCLE CHALLENGE

Member Brenda Sarmiento, November 23

Members of the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association,

As we head into the holiday season this year, we are reminded of all the things we are thankful for, our families, friends, and health. One of the themes I will be reflecting upon is the dedication and selflessness of all of you the volunteers who give so freely of yourselves. Each day members of the Prince George’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

Taking Care of Each Other

Member Glenn Locker, November 04

We all spend a lot of time and effort taking care of the citizens we serve. We are all focused on training, response, and the administration of our volunteer companies. It is also our duty to look out for the well being of our brother and sister volunteers. The physical stress of providing Fire and EMS service to our communities. Remember that our 1st responders also face mental stress. Take a few ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accokeek VFD Updating Units

Member Glenn Locker, November 03

The Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department (Co.24) has placed orders for 2 new units to serve the citizens of Prince Georges County. Our member companies apparatus purchases save taxpayers millions of dollars and reflect the pride taken in their departments.
The first unit is a new Mini Pumper being custom built by Rosenbauer on a Ford F 550 4X4 chassis to replace their aging unit. The Mini Pumper allows ... (Full Story & Photos)

Your Community Needs You

Member Glenn Locker, October 07

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)

2016 - 2017 PGCVFRA OFFICERS

Member Brenda Sarmiento, October 03

The newly elected 2016 - 2017 officers for the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association are as follows:

President: William Cunningham, Sr.
1st Vice President: Mark Trader
2nd Vice President: Brian Cavanaugh
Secretary: Teri Heinicke
Assistant Secretary: Teresa Crisman
Treasurer: Margie Dickey
Assistant Treasurer: Joan Robison
Chief Chaplain: Harry Hetz
Chaplain: Elaine Huttenloch
Chaplain: ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy of Bunker Hill Fire Assoc.
Photo courtesy of Bunker Hill Fire Assoc.

2016 Founders Circle Celebration

Member Glenn Locker, September 22

Each year members, families, and citizens come together to honor those that founded or made life long efforts to continue the member companies of the PGCVFRA as well as remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Prince Georges County.

The 2016 Founders Circle Celebration is scheduled for Saturday September 24th @ 12 noon. The Founders Circle and Fallen Firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

UPDATED PGFD GENERAL ORDERS

Member Brenda Sarmiento, September 21

Follow the link to the updated PGFD General Orders.... (Full Story)


BGE Offers Emergency Response and Safety Grants

Member Glenn Locker, September 10

Each year BGE offers local departments the support through their Emergency Response and Safety Grant Program. The program supports the purchase of equipment and safety programs in the community. The application period is open from September 15th through October 31st 2016.
More information is available at https://www.bge.com by clicking the Safety & Community tab... (Full Story)


2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Workshops

Member Glenn Locker, September 10

Maryland State Firemen's Association and Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute have teamed to provide our member companies with an informative workshop to assist with 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program applications. Each year Departments throughout the state benefit from grant funding. The program is approximately 3 hour long featuring what is new for the 2016 cycle and tips to help with successful ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians Needed

Member Glenn Locker, September 09

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)

VOLUNTEER FIRE/EMS RECRUITER

Member Brenda Sarmiento, August 30

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department/Fire Commission is looking for a self-starting and energetic individual for a recruiter position. This is a contract position that will be responsible recruiting volunteer Firefighters/Emergency Medical Services personnel.

This position will be accountable for recruiting through targeted outreach programs; networking and establishing relationships ... (Full Story)


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)

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)


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