Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department
Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department
Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department
Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department
Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department

2020 CALLS
JAN 135 37 216
FEB 106 16 169
Total 241 53 385

2019 CALLS
JUN 188 39 212
JUL 156 15 210
AUG 156 42 256
SEP 648 32 188
OCT 191 0 210
NOV 153 0 753
DEC 214 105 219
Total 1706 233 2048

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Signed on December 09, 2019 at 4:17 AM
Guest Name: J. Sharon Lucas

I love this site. Thank you!

Signed on January 06, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Guest Name: Jim Stevenson
Rank/Title: FF/Fire Photographer/Past Vp&Sec
Location: Burlington City FD, Burlington City NJ

Just came across an old video of your Department at a working 2stry/SFD, on Ulster Rd., on 4/11/11 videotaped by a Capt., nice job on the video and on Commands part in pulling his men out! Hopefully, no one was injured. If you have any other jobs on video/youtube etc., would like to see!
From My House To Yours, You All Have A Safe And Happy New Year 2019!!!

Signed on January 03, 2019 at 9:40 AM
Guest Name: –°ialis
Rank/Title: Just want to say Hi.
Web Address:
Location: Italy, Pastene

Merely want to emphasize I'm just delighted I came onto your page.

Signed on December 22, 2018 at 6:52 PM
Guest Name: Arthur West
Location: 4500 Howard rd

Really glad to Santa and all his helpers yesterday. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Signed on August 28, 2018 at 9:51 PM
Guest Name: –°ialis
Rank/Title: I am the new guy
Web Address:
Location: France, Chambery

Maintain the remarkable job !! Lovin' it!

Signed on July 15, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Guest Name: Matthew Hahn
Location: Lockhaven Pennsylvania

I am a firefighter here in Lock Haven were I live at an enrolled in medic school for the spring. You guys offer a lot more then were I am from. I would love to get more info on your guys department an what you guys offer. Feel free to email me

Signed on July 05, 2017 at 12:40 PM
Guest Name: steve zabriskie
Rank/Title: Life member Co.49
Location: Fulton,Maryland

Nice website.

Signed on September 28, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Guest Name: Martha O'Brien Perkins
Location: Amelia, Virginia

Just finished a walk down memory lane with my brother, Gerald. Great pictures and had a blast trying to pick out folks we know. Thanks for the memories.

Signed on September 07, 2016 at 5:04 AM
Guest Name: Gerald (Jerry) Perkins
Location: Apopka, Fl 32712

Many memories in the photo album. I hope to make the 2016 "Blast". I joined BVFD in 1962.

Signed on June 05, 2015 at 9:03 PM
Guest Name: John Findley
Location: Prince Frederick, MD

To my brother, happy 46th birthday Richard. Not to many days go by that we don't remember and miss you.

To the members of BVFD, continue to stay safe.


Signed on August 28, 2014 at 6:42 PM
Guest Name: alan larrick

These guys are great.They've always been there when needed and are caring professionals.
Many of them are volunteers,and as a long time resident of the area,they are greatly appreciated.

Signed on April 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Guest Name: Charlie Davis
Web Address:

Wonderful looking site. Keep up the good work.

Signed on November 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Guest Name: Girl Scout Troop 6379
Rank/Title: Troop Leader
Location: Beltsville, MD

Girl Scout Troop 6379 would like to say THANK YOU to Beltsville Fire Station and especially Patrick, Sean, and the other firefighter (I did not catch his name). The girls thoroughly enjoyed the tour, especially seeing the ladder truck in action. Patrick, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to teach the girls about fire safety and showing them the ins and outs of the fire station.

Thanks again!!!
Girl Scout Troop 6379

Signed on June 20, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Guest Name: Bernie Beaulieu
Rank/Title: Firefighter 1975-1983
Location: Silver Spring Maryland

Wow! Seeing all the volunteers who were there when I worked there brought back a flood of wonderful memories.
I hope all of you have faired well in life and love.

Thanks for all the great memories.

Signed on May 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Guest Name: charlie bouse
Location: Chicopee Ma

I think the five part story that was recently posted on Facebook should also be posted on your website. It was very interesting, I think I saw myself in a couple of old shots, and I think your site fans see an interest.

Signed on April 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Rank/Title: F/F Station 31JUNE 74 to DEC.85
Location: Glenwood, Md.


Signed on March 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM
Guest Name: Charlie Jones
Web Address:

Wonderful looking site. Keep up the great work!

Signed on January 05, 2013 at 9:43 PM
Guest Name: dave sarni
Rank/Title: retired capt
Location: severn md

don't remember any of us being so young

Signed on October 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Guest Name: Charlie Bouse
Location: Chicopee Ma

I love the trip down memory lane, except for the tanker I either operated or at least rode on most of the equipment.

Signed on August 09, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Guest Name: Carl C.Grohs,Jr.
Rank/Title: Former volunteer in Virginia
Location: Olney,Md.

Awesome looking equipment. Wish your agency all the best in the future,stay safe. C.C.Grohs,Jr.

Signed on August 04, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Guest Name: Elizabeth Weiss

Thank you for all you do!! And special thanks for getting those two newborn kittens out of harms way.

Signed on July 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Guest Name: Dan Powell
Location: Gettysburg, Pa

I marched the Drum Corp for 4 years in the mid seventys including the bicentenial parades. Ran calls as a volenteer from 79-81. Richard Jones and Big Bobby Evans signed my application. Cope, DeHaven, Hefrans, Chilcoate, Lien, Birdsongs, Allens, Torre, and Palmer were all running calls then. Lt Gore was still incharge during the day and shiftmen like Belieu, Sarni, Keister, and others kept us in line. Good Times and Good memories.

Signed on January 31, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Guest Name: Bourn
Rank/Title: FF
Location: VT

Good job to all of you down in PG. Stay safe

Signed on December 08, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Guest Name: Ian McCormick
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Web Address:
Location: Valley Forge, Pa

4,000 calls a year?? That's almost 10x the amount of calls we run a year! Keep up the great work guys!

Signed on November 03, 2011 at 5:44 PM
Guest Name: mike a johnson


Signed on August 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM
Guest Name: Judy Mahoney Woodburn
Rank/Title: Member Majorettes 1957 - 1966
Location: Mechanicsville, MD

Thanks for majorette pictures, I have none of myself and loved seeing the ones on the site. Seeing my brothers Bob and John as young men was very special too.
The auxilliary helped us say goodbye to our Mother, Hilda Mahoney in May 2011 and it was wonderful to be back at the Fire Hall. I'll be at the memorial event in September.

Signed on July 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM
Guest Name: edwin donovan

Nice site.

Signed on July 05, 2011 at 8:05 PM
Guest Name: Cindy Cardinal (Shotwell)
Location: United States

I miss Beltsville. Lived just on the road behind the FD Miss the sirens, knew there was danger somewhere but they were on their way to help. Mom and dad played bingo there and the Wrights next door Oh the good ole days. So long gone but fine memories

Signed on February 10, 2011 at 7:46 AM
Guest Name: Charlie Bouse
Location: Chicopee Ma.

I am very sad to her the news about John John. He was the type of person that once you met him you would never forget him. I remember the days when we all were alot younger and John was one of the smaller guys but he had the biggest car, that big black Charger. I guess you could say the same for his big heart.
Rest in peace John, you wil NEVER be forgotten.

Signed on February 08, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Guest Name: Michael Buck
Location: Ijamsville Md. (urbana md.)

Site looks great!! A lot of good memories at 31. Belonged to 31 from 1975 to 1977. Miss the old 75' ladder truck and riding to laurel on 10 boxes up on the platform in the rain and cold and hiding below the hose bed on 311's back step to stay warm. Good times!!! Be safe.

If you ever need the Patriot Guard Riders for a funeral just drop us a line and we will support you and honor your fallen hero. Once a firefighter always a firefighter.

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