Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 373 962 75
Feb 221 857 43
Mar 266 935 44
Apr 271 946 39
May 291 1002 38
Jun 266 1030 54
Jul 377 935 68
Aug 304 961 77
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
Total 2369 7628 438

Past Incidents
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 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 2012 the three Silver Spring fire stations (1, 16 and 19) responded  to over 14,000 unit calls. These responses were for  EMS, fire and other emergencies.  These services are provided by firefighters and emergency medical technicians (BLS&ALS) 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   HH   

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Silver Spring FD Volunteers at Fenton Street Market 7/19/14

C. Molivadas, July 18

Fenton Street Market Life Safety Unit Event for July 19, 2014 1-4pm

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Deparment will be at the Silver Spring Fenton Street Market on Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 1-4pm.

Our Life Safety Unit will provide public safety and fire prevention advice on smoke detectors, family evacuation planning, and home safety. We will have information packets and fun activities for children.

Please ... (Full Story & Photos)

Life Member Jerry G. Robertson

C. Molivadas, June 24

The officers and members of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department regret to announce the passing of Life Member Jerry G. Robertson on June 10, 2014, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Mr. Robertson served in the United States Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Sliver Spring Fire Department, Station #16, and Assistant Fire Chief at Bowie Fire Department, Station ... (Full Story & Photos)

Life Safety Unit Distributes Smoke Detectors in Silver Spring!

EMS Provider II Caroline Molivadas, June 24

Silver Spring Fire Department Volunteers and Life Safety Unit have been out and about in the neighborhood distributing smoke detectors and performing home safety checkups.

SSFD’s Life Safety Unit (LSU), is the first all-volunteer unit of its kind in the state. The LSU focuses efforts on improving home safety for at risk populations including older adults and individuals with disabilities. The program ... (Full Story & Photos)

Life Safety Unit announces Home Safety Campaign

Marie Warner, September 01

Safe Homes Silver Spring Campaign:
Silver Spring Fire Department Helping People Stay Safe at Home

The Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department (SSFD) is pleased to announce it has received a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to focus on injury prevention in the greater Silver Spring community. The project, “Safe Homes Silver Spring Campaign” will be introduced at an official campaign kick ... (Full Story & Photos)

SSFD members at the Fair.
SSFD members at the Fair.

SSFD Members provide staffing for the County Fair

EMS Captain Kevin Horahan, August 11

Today, 20 members of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department - operational, life, and life safety - provided staffing at the Montgomery County Fair. SSFD members staffed EMS assets (two BLS transport units, two BLS carts, and an ALS cart), the the public education tent (including a certified car seat technician), and (in what may have been the hit of the fair) the bounce house.

In addition ... (Full Story & Photos)


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