Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2016 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 322 1226 87
Feb 237 1056 72
Mar 286 1120 56
Apr 275 1127 52
May 306 1156 76
Jun 287 1123 78
Total 1713 6808 421

Past Incidents
2015 17170
2014 15902
2013 15169
2012 14072
2011 14978
2010 14808
2009 18235

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Welcome to the Official Website of the Silver Spring Fire Department

Silver Spring Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years
of Community Service and Saving Lives!

1915 - 2015

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department, known as the Silver Spring Fire Department (SSFD), is an organization of volunteer personnel providing emergency medical, fire and rescue services to the greater Silver Spring area. This is done in partnership with Montgomery County's Division of Operations paid staff.

During 2014, the three Silver Spring fire stations (1, 16 and 19) responded to almost 16,000 unit calls. These responses were for EMS, fire and other emergencies.  These services are provided by firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians who have been trained and certified according to Maryland State and Montgomery County standards.

Volunteers provide significant support in providing these services. SSFD has a Student Live-In Program. If your college plans are for this area you can live-in our stations. Check our membership page. With dedication and training, you too can join us in the exciting work of serving the community and providing help during the most desperate times. To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old, pass a physical examination and criminal background check, and be willing to complete the appropriate level of training (there is a cadet program for those under 18). We provide uniforms, protective clothing and training at no cost to you. For more information, please go to our Membership Page or email us at

The Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department is committed to reducing injuries in our community. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about what we do or participating in a Life Safety Program please contact the director at     For inquiries about CPR or first aid training please send a request to  


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New A701B

Administrative Brooke Thompson, July 25

SSFD is excited and pleased to announce the purchase of our new ambulance - A701B. While we are still awaiting a few items to be installed we expect to be up and running this fall. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Frank "Buddy" L. Heller

Administrative Brooke Thompson, June 26

Mr. Frank Llewellyn Heller, 95, of Silver Spring, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016, He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lorraine Heller.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Heller is survived by three children, Frank E. Heller (Sarah), Christine Amburn, and Suzanne Riedel; five grandchildren, James, Bradley, Gary (Sarah), Todd (Rachel), and Maggie; two brothers, James Heller (Helen) and ... (Full Story & Photos)

SSFD invited to participate in MCI Drill at Montgomery College

Administrative Brooke Thompson, April 16

On Saturday, April 16, Montgomery College’s Health Science department conducted a Mass Casualty Training Exercise at the Montgomery College Health Science Center. Students from Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Surgical Technology, Emergency Management, and Mental Health participated to treat injured victims affected by a mock train derailment.

SSFD participated and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Support Silver Spring VFD by Shopping at Mattress Connection!

News Desk, March 03

See the details and coupon in the attached flyer. Please remember to mention us when you buy a mattress.
... (Full Story & Photos)

Preston H. Wheeler

August 13

The Officers, Board of Trustees, and membership of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department sadly mark the passing of member Preston H. Wheeler.

Preston H. Wheeler, 85, died August 4th at Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. Preston was born on August 12, 1929, in Washington, DC. At a young age, he was a member of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Preston Wheeler receiving the Life Time Achievement Award at the SSVFD 100th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Fillmore Theatre. June 6, 2015
Preston Wheeler receiving the Life Time Achievement Award at the SSVFD 100th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Fillmore Theatre. June 6, 2015


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