Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 373 962 75
Feb 221 857 43
Mar 266 935 44
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
Total 860 2754 162

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   

                          Hope you've enjoyed our website; please sign the GUESTBOOK.    


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 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)

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

SSFD Provides EMS Standby for the NFL Moise Fokou Youth Football Camp

EMS Provider Recruit Brenda Fuentes, July 26

On Saturday July 20th, members of the Silver Spring Fire Department provided EMS standby for the youth football camp held by Moise Fokou of the NFL's Tennessee Titans. The camp took place at the Blair High Schools athletic complex in Silver Spring. EMS Lt. Susan Myatt and I were on location from 0730 to 1430 hours.

The day was mostly cloudy and hot with temperatures hovering between 95° and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention Ambassador Contest

EMS Captain Kevin Horahan, July 24

The MCVFRA sponsors a Fire Prevention Ambassador contest annually. This year the contest will be held on Saturday, 14 September at the Montgomery County PSTA. They sponsor four separate contests, which are listed below:

Miss Fire Prevention: Young ladies, ages 16 to 24
Junior Miss Fire Prevention: Girls, ages 11 to 15
Little Miss Fire Prevention: Girls, ages 5 to 10
Little Fire Chief: Boys, ... (Full Story & Photos)

SSFD Members train for METRO response

EMS Provider 2 Gabe Gan, July 15

On Friday July 12th, SSFD members participated in a drill focused on METRORAIL emergencies. EMT Gabe Gan presented to more than a dozen department members - including some of our newest recruits/candidates as well as several seasoned providers.

EMT Gan's presentation was followed by a visit to the Silver Spring Metro Station, where members spoke with METRO personnel and identified the access points ... (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."

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