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

Current
Silver Spring Weather


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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 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 lifesafety@silverspringvfd.org.   HH   

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

 

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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)

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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)

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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 of illness.

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)


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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)

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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)

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