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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 2013, the three Silver Spring fire stations (1, 16 and 19) responded to over 15,000 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 InfoSSFD@silverspringvfd.org.
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 email@example.com.
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SSFD Congratulates 2 new EMTs and 2 new FFs
Department News Desk, February 02
January 30th, 2015 - Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department proudly congratulates members Marta Matinez and Robert Taylor on their graduation from Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class and Brenda Fuentes and Brian Linacre on their graduation from Firefighter 1 and 2 class. Chief Operations Officer Kevin Horahan and Training Coordinator James Infanzon attended the graduation at the Montgomery County ... (Full Story & Photos)
Life Safety Unit Goes Door to Door Installing Smoke Detectors
EMS Provider II - C. Molivadas, October 18
Silver Spring Fire Department Life Safety Unit and members of the Operations Division were hard at work today installing smoke and CO detectors and Safe Awakes in Engine 701's first due today. It was a beautiful day to be out in the neighborhood doing community outreach.
We found multiple homes with out all the required smoke detectors, or old and outdated inoperable detectors.
Here are some stats:
26 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Volunteers Provide Fire Safety Presentation to East Silver Spring Elementary Students
President Deana Cairo, October 12
Last week, three of our volunteer members provided Fire Safety education to approximately 75 students at Silver Spring Elementary. MCFRS Engine 701 and Ambulance 701 crews came to the school to demonstrate the units to students.
Important points included:
- Don't be afraid of FF's in gear
- Calling 911 and knowing their address
- Telling adults about hot things/Don't play with matches
- Stop ... (Full Story & Photos)
Some Important Things to Know About Ebola
President Deana Cairo, October 08
o Ebola virus is not communicable to others until a person exhibits signs
o Only persons who have had direct contact with the blood and body fluids
of someone ill with Ebola viral disease are at risk of infection.
o Infection prevention measures used every day in U.S. health care are
sufficient to prevent the spread of Ebola viral disease.
o There is a coordinated public health ... (Full Story)
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)
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From Chief Alan Brunacini (ret), Tactical Tidbits, June 2010 Fire Engineering:
"Lightweight construction kills you when it falls on you. It's not light at all."
From Gary Briese:
"Don't depend on external rewards. So find something you can be proud to do whether you're rewarded or not. It's a lifetime process."