Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2021 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 185 895 75
Feb 226 807 62
Mar 246 884 62
Apr 210 879 58
May 290 885 68
Jun 276 887 63
Jul 293 920 85
Aug 313 1008 89
Sep 337 975 68
Oct 287 972 78
Nov 299 969 80
Total 2962 10081 788

Past Incidents
2020 14832
2019 16039
2018 16403
2017 17185
2016 18252
2015 17170
2014 15902
2013 15169
2012 14072
2011 14978
2010 14808

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Welcome to the Official Website of the Silver Spring Fire Department

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 2014, the three Silver Spring fire stations (1, 16 and 19) responded to almost 16,000 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. 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     For inquiries about CPR or first aid training please send a request to  


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


No Caption Dr. Burton Clark Receives Award from Fire Chief Brian Geraci

Administrative Brooke Thompson, October 04

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department was delighted to hear of the presenting of the John C. Spiker, Sr. Excellence in Life Safety Educator of the Year Award presented to Dr. Burton Clark on September 28, 2021 during the Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference.

Dr. Clark, when presented with the award, spoke about the fact that the Maryland Fire Service had contributed to fire safety worldwide. Dr. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Montgomery County COVID-19 Information

News Desk, March 08

As of March 5, 2020, we have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. Information on COVID-19 can be found from the following sources, which will be updated as new information becomes available:

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services:
Maryland Department of Health:
Centers ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Passing of Michael J. Roberts

News Desk, July 09

The President and Board of Trustees of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department regrets to notify its members of the passing of life member, Michael J. Roberts. Mr. Roberts has been a member of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years. He served the Citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland during this time.

Service information and obituary can be found at (Full Story & Photos)

New PE 716

News Desk, July 02

SSFD is happy to announce the upcoming arrival of our new engine (PE 716)!! The engine will go into service summer 2019.

We are also excited to announce that Stations 1 and 19 will be receiving new engines by the end of the year!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Administrative Brooke Thompson, December 26

SSFD is proud to announce the completion of the kitchen renovation at FS19. ... (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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