Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

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Signed on June 09, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Guest Name: DuBoff & associates, Chartered
Web Address: dubofflawgroup.com/
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Comments:

Thank you to all the firefighters who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep Silver Spring safe.

Your commitment to Silver Spring is unmatched.

Sincerely,
DuBoff & Associates, Chartered


Signed on January 01, 2016 at 7:23 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Comments:

Happy new year.


Signed on July 08, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Guest Name: Steve Brandt
Location: Citrus Springs, Florida
Comments:

My Dad was the first paid Fireman at SSVFD. His title back then was Custodian. When he was appointed to the Wash. D.C. Fire Dept. in 1941, and Preston Wheeler took his position at Silver Spring. I would like top thank the anniversary committee for the invitation to the wonderful 100th Anniversary event held in June. It was a class 1 event and it was so nice to see many people from my past. I played softball for many years for Hillandale and say may guys that played for THE BIG RED MACHINE, who by the way we beat from time to time. Thanks again guys and gals, for a GREAT event.

Steve Brandt


Signed on June 07, 2015 at 8:32 PM
Guest Name: Steve Brandt
Rank/Title: DCFD E-24 Retired
Comments:

My name is Steve Brandt. My Dad was the first paid firefighter at Station #1 for the SSVFD. I think it was around 1938 or 39. His title was Custodian. He was appointed to DCFD in 1941 and if I'm not mistaken Preston Wheeler replaced him at 1 Engine. I was invited to the Banquet on June 6th and was really impressed with the affair. I commend everyone who had a hand in organizing this event. It was without a doubt a Class A and very enjoyable evening. Got to see a lot of old acquaintances and a number of "BIG RED MACHINE" softball players who, as a player for Hillandale, had the opportunity to beat on occasion. The only thing better than beating Sandy Spring, was beating Silver Spring. I talked with Jim Dalton Sat night and we both agreed that those were really great times. I spent many hours around the "Old time members" of the SSVFD. The place to be on Sunday afternoon was POP DEITLES in Montgomery Hills. Thanks again for a GREAT evening and the wonderful stroll down Memory Lane.

Steve Brandt
Life Member of HVFD and retired DCFD


Signed on April 25, 2015 at 3:19 PM
Guest Name: Joseph T. Shelton
Rank/Title: Retired Volunteer FF/EMT Frederick/Worchester Co.
Location: Berlin, Maryland
Comments:

I SALUTE THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE SILVER SPRING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ON YOUR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF SILVER SPRING AND MOTGOMERY CO.
MY UNCLE JOHN CRAWFORD & AUNT CELESTE SHELTON CRAWFORD 805 Silver Spring Ave,
SERVED SILVER SPRING VFC #1 IN ITS EARLY YEARS OF SERVICE. MY FAMILY WHO MANY ARE DECEASED NOW, USED TO TALK ABOUT UNCLE JOHN AS HE HELPED IN MANY WAYS FOR THE FIRE CO. ESPECIALLY DURING WW2, WHEN HE WORKED FOR THE B&O RAILROAD! UNCLE JOHN PASSED AWAY IN 1953, AUNT CELESTE PASSD AWAY IN 1984, MY FAMILY SOLD THEIR HOME AT
805 SILVER SPRING AVE IN 1993.
MAY GOD BLESS THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS, PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF THE
SILVER SPRING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CO. 1 CO. 16 CO, 19


Signed on December 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM
Guest Name: Robert Burns
Rank/Title: Vol FF
Web Address: www.mvfd27.com
Location: Va
Comments:

Great website guys. Stay Safe. Merry Christmas 2014


Signed on December 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM
Guest Name: Tom and Joan Malarkey
Location: 1 Burket Court, Silver Spring
Comments:

This thank you is way belated, but I just saw the guestbook option on your site as I was making our annual donation. My wife and I wanted to thank you for the prompt, courteous, and efficient help we received from your EMS service on the night of July 25, 2014. Getting my wife quickly to the Holy Cross emergency room proved to be very important both for our peace of mind and the ultimate physical healing from her fall that night. It turned out that everything was fine and that my wife has fully healed.

Thanks again for responding.

Tom Malarkey


Signed on September 03, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Guest Name: Carissa Smith-Neal
Rank/Title: wedding ceremony and reception
Location: silver springs, ny fire department
Comments:

I am interested in renting out the fire hall on december 12 for a wedding ceremony, and reception. You can reach me at 585-689-4577. Please call ne as soon as possible. Thank you.


Signed on September 02, 2014 at 8:29 PM
Guest Name: Bill Laird
Rank/Title: President Comal County Texas Emergency Services District #2
Location: Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas
Comments:

Enjoyed your website, especially the old pictures of the original Station 16. Brings back a lot of memories. I was Lieutenant of Engine Company 16 SSVFD in the 1960's. Very glad to see you have kept Volunteer in the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department.


Signed on February 01, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Guest Name: Debbie Gartrell
Rank/Title: Prevention & Life Safety Chair
Location: Winfield VFD - Carroll Co., MD
Comments:

I just wanted to thank you for the honor of winning the Silver Spring Trophy in June, 2013, at the MSFA Convention.

BC Mark Davis will be returning it to your station for me in the near future.

Thanks!
Debbie


Signed on October 05, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Guest Name: Katherine James
Location: Takoma Park, MD 20912
Comments:

On September 14, I experienced an emergency near the Silver Spring shopping area. A passerby called 911, and very quickly the ambulance arrived. I was attended to very professionally and extremely courteously by two responders as I was transported to Holy Cross Hospital. Because my condition was such that I was not totally clear-headed, I was unable to note and recall the names of those two gentlemen, and I was hoping for a way to thank them personally for everything they did on that occasion. I hope that this message will find its way to those two persons; even if it doesn't, however, I would like to express by gratitude to all EMTs and responders for the excellent work you do. Thank you!


Signed on July 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM
Guest Name: sonny ingram
Location: valrico fl east of tampa
Comments:

I go way back as vol at eng co 711 a river rat ,I am 81 yrs i rember the big lumber fire ifogot the yr Good luck to u all.


Signed on July 29, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Guest Name: Richard L. Johannes
Location: Orange Park, Fl. 32073
Comments:

Very thorough and interesting web site. Originally from SS, and my Dad was a member of SSVFD in the 40s and 50s, (Dana B. Johannes). Spent many a day with him when I was a young boy, mostly at the Four Corners station. Looked forward to the Fire Prevention Days when the kids could ride on the trucks, especially fun when my Dad was driving us. "Maggie" was my favorite truck. Went on to become a vol. fireman myself with a small dept. in suburb of Asheville, NC for 15 yrs. Enjoyed every second of it, as my Dad did with SSVFD. Stay safe.


Signed on July 24, 2013 at 1:28 AM
Guest Name: Dave
Rank/Title: Owner
Web Address: www.mypencil.com
Location: Burlington, NJ
Comments:

Nice looking website. Lots of good info & pictures. Thank You for your service. Keep up the good work.


Signed on June 02, 2013 at 7:43 AM
Guest Name: Jeff Roberts
Rank/Title: Lt.
Location: Noblesville Indiana
Comments:

Nice web site with great information.


Signed on March 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Guest Name: Dennis Guay
Rank/Title: Captain Windsor CT Fire Department
Location: Windsor CT 06095
Comments:

Today my daughter sent me am email with a story about one of your members by the name of Jerry Leener who used to work for PWC. My daughter also works for PWC in Boston. I found the article with interesting and thought I would drop a line to say hi and wish everyone well.

Take care and be safe,

Dennis Guay
Captain


Signed on March 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Guest Name: Shirley Thayer Sieck
Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Comments:

My Dad is a past chief to Silver Spring way back when. He had a good part of all his famiily involved in some way. Lots of fond memories of this dept. I, as well as my Mom and sister were part of the charter members of the auxilliary, a great group. I am now proud to say that my Dad had a great influence on my sons and two are now very involved in the Grinnell Fire Dept as well as one of my Grandsons. My Dad was a very well known and very repected man by anyone he knew.
Keep up the good work you all manage to do.


Signed on March 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Guest Name: Ken and Kathy Thayer
Location: delaware
Comments:

ken is the son of chief Nelson G Thayer who was dearley loved


Signed on March 08, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Guest Name: Ronald Thayer
Rank/Title: Firefighter 1974
Location: Station 16
Comments:

Son of life member fire chief and president Nelson G Thayer, I have some awesome pictures posted on my facebook of some of the old fire apparatus and station 1.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=129458717234354&set=a.121833074663585.20144.100005106790780&type=1&theater


Signed on November 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Guest Name: Hans Tellmann
Rank/Title: Oberfirefighter
Web Address: www.hanstell.de
Comments:

Hello Firefighters, visited me at my home page: www.hanstell.de
There you can more learn about the fire service Twixlum..
Thanks you for coming..


Signed on October 08, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Guest Name: Station 200
Web Address: www.facebook.com/pages/Stockton-Vol-Fire-Company/179536528761979
Comments:

Stockton, Maryland Vol. Fire Company


Signed on June 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Comments:

Have an safe and enjoyable indenpendence day.


Stay cool outside.


Signed on March 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM
Guest Name: Tyler Belak Irwin VFD Pennsylvania
Rank/Title: Junior Secretary
Web Address: www.irwinvfd57.com
Location: Irwin, PA
Comments:

Hey brothers, I ran across your website and wanted to say it is awesome. You guys have wonderful equipment. We have been pushing for a tiller for years, but haven't gotten there yet. If you can please add us for your links. I would greatly appreciate it.

www.irwinvfd57.com


Signed on March 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Comments:

Have a safe and happy easter sunday.

Best of luck & have a great weekend.


Signed on January 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Guest Name: Stephen Holloman
Rank/Title: Chief Pine Level VFD
Location: Pine Level, North Carolina
Comments:

Hello, I was in search of a old 1929 American LaFrance fire engine, name "Maggie". There is a picture in your web site with Pine Level lettering on it. We together share the apparatus for that around 1953 it was used here in Pine Level. The history has it going back to your department. If anyone has any information on this please contact me at my email address or phone. Thanks
919-669-3099


Signed on October 05, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Guest Name: Jaroslav Prais
Rank/Title: voluntary fire brigade commander in Mníšek pod Brdy district Prague West
Web Address: www.hmpb.wz.cz
Location: Czech Republic (central Europe)
Comments:

Hello,
Your site is very nice and interesting. Let me take this opportunity to wish you a lot of energy into another work for the benefit of citizens and many happy returns to base. God protect you. (sorry for my imperfect English)


Signed on July 07, 2011 at 1:09 PM
Guest Name: George Tavenner, Jr.
Comments:

My dad was Chief of SSVFD somewhere around the 1950's. I would like to have the dates he was Fire Chief if available. I was also a member of SSVFD from around 1959-1962. I was on your WEB site (7/04/2011) and saw a picture (History of SSVFD) on page two of the Wayne Powell collection, photo 10 of 20 and I believe the person in the white turnout coat is my dad – George Tavenner, Sr.(Fire Chief). Do you know what year the photo was taken? If it is possible I would like to have a copy of that photo and I would be willing to cover the cost of re-printing. Thanks for responding in advance.

George Tavenner, Jr.
(AKA Butch)

(NOTE: We checked and according to the list in the board room, George Tavenner was Fire Chief from 1950-1951 and became a Life Member in 1960.)


Signed on May 02, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Location: Northen St.Marys County Maryland
Comments:

Thought I would kindley sign the guestbook again along with wishing every member thats an mother a happy and safe mothers day weekend.

Goodnight.


Signed on April 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM
Guest Name: Jenny Ladson
Comments:

Saw a bunch of you guys in Chipoltle. Lookin' good;)


Signed on April 01, 2011 at 4:01 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Location: Northen St.Marys County Maryland
Comments:

Have a happy easter holiday.


Goodnight.


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