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Mailing Address: PO Box 264 - Mt. Rainier, MD 20712-0264
Street Address: 3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722-1434

Phone: 301-985-5411       Fax: 301-985-5411
Email: bunkerhillvfrc@bhvfrc.com

"An authorized and recognized 501(c)(3) corporation"
 

The Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. (formerly the Mt. Rainier Vol. Fire Dept.) is one of the three original companies assigned to the Bunker Hill Fire Station. The content of this web site is intended to express the views, activities and operations of the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. Inc.

For information on becoming a volunteer firefighter in Prince Georges County visit... PGVolunteers.org


The meeting schedule for the month of December for the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. are as follows:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 1900 hrs.

There will be no second meeting for the month of December due to the Christmas and New Year holiday.

All active and non active members are encouraged to attend.


Saturday, December 1, 2018
Safety Message... Close Before You Doze from Chief Barksdale

 


Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas Fire Safety

It is that time of year for decorating your home for the holidays. We ask you to please be careful with your decorating so as not to create any fire hazards. For more information about fire safety during the holiday season please visit the National Fire Protection Association website for information about holiday home fire hazards at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Seasonal-fires/Winter-holiday-safety. We would like to wish each and every one of you a joyous and happy holiday season, but most of all, a "SAFE" one.


Friday, November 23, 2018
Letter to municipalities from the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. Inc.

There have been a lot of things said to the town councils of our local municipalities by people not associated with our organization. We have basically let these comments go unanswered, until now. We can no longer sit back and let the misleading and false information about our corporation be spread without rebuttal. Attached is a letter we have sent to the 5 local municipalities that the Bunker Hill Fire Station serves. We are sharing this letter with the citizens to give them some incite of some of the things that are going on in the Bunker Hill Fire Station. More information about the failed consolidation of the Bunker Hill Fire Station will be coming in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns you can use the contact information in the letter, or you are welcome to attend one of our regularly scheduled corporation meetings. Our meeting dates are posted on top of this page monthly.

Please use this link to read the letter.


Sunday, November 18, 2018




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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Chief Fisher Inducted Into Founders Circle

Chief John E. Fisher Jr.Today we added the name of John E. Fisher Jr. to our stone in the Founders Circle at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills.

Click here to read the nomination letter.

Click here to see photos of todays event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, August 29, 2018
Founders Circle Tribute

Our meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 is being canceled due to the Founders Circle Memorial at the Cranford Graves Fire Services building in Landover Hills. This year we have the privilege of adding to our stone in the Founders Circle Memorial the name of Life Member and Past Chief, John E. Fisher Jr. The memorial begins at 1200 hours and all members are encouraged to attend this event to help celebrate the memory of Chief Fisher.




Saturday, August 18, 2018
Brentwood calls out Mt. Rainier over lack of Fire Department funding

The Brentwood Town Council called out the City of Mt. Rainier over their lack of funding for the Brentwood Vol. Fire Department. The Town of Brentwood is basing their criticism of Mt. Rainier on the stories being told to them by William Broadus, the current President of the Brentwood Vol. Fire Department.

The issue arose during discussion of a request by Mr. Broadus from the Town of Brentwood requesting $15,000.00 to put towards the purchase of $1.5 million dollars worth of new apparatus. Mr. Broadus claims that they are operating with one pumper that is over 30 years old and a ladder truck that is prone to mechanical failure. What Mr. Broadus failed to tell them was that the first line pumper that runs out of the Bunker Hill Fire Station is a 2007 Pierce, which is owned by the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. And that the ladder truck is only 11 or 12 years old.

You can read more on this story by route1reporter Michael Theis by clicking here.



Saturday, August 18, 2018
Brentwood Vol. Fire Department Embezzlement

Past President Steven King of the Brentwood Vol. Fire Department has been officially charged with embezzling up to $100,000.00 from the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. King has already had his initial court appearance and plead not guilty to the charges. When contacted by a reporter concerning the embezzlement, the current President of the Brentwood Vol. Fire Department William Broadus, who was the Vice President at the time of the alleged embezzlement, declined to comment sighting a department policy prohibiting discussion of personnel matters or discipline.

You can read the entire story by route1reporter Michael Theis by clicking here.


Friday, July 20, 2018
First Due House Fire on 32nd St.

Just a few photos from the first due house fire on 32nd St.

 





Saturday, May 19, 2018
Mt. Rainier Day Parade

Engine 553 along with members of the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. lead the Mt. Rainier Day Parade through the streets of Mt. Rainier.



Thursday, March 22, 2018
Early Morning Working First Due House Fire

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Early Morning Working First Due House Fire

Crews were alerted around 0600 hrs. for the reported house fire in the 3400 blk. of Eastern Ave. Crews arrived with fire showing. Story and more photos courtesy of WTOP News. News 4 Washington DC coverage. Photos, video and dispatch audio at Hyattsville Vol. Fire Department website.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we inform everyone of the passing of Life Member Edward "Wimpy" McCloskey Jr. Wimpy passed on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by family. Our deepest condolences go out to the McCloskey family. Rest in peace Wimpy.

Funeral arrangements:
There will be a viewing at Gash's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD on Friday, January 19, 2018 from  2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM. Fire Department Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM.




Saturday, January 13, 2018

On Friday, January 12, 2018, Past Chief of the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department Harold "Howdy" Hoffman past away. Our condolences go out to the Hoffman family and the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department for their loss. Rest in peace Chief.

Funeral arrangements for Chief Harold J. Hoffman:
Viewing will be Wednesday January 17th at Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville MD from 6 p.m. to 8 pm, family 2-4pm. Funeral services will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday January 18th at 11am then proceed to Fort Lincoln Cemetery at 12 noon. Repast will follow at the Bunker Hill Fire Station following the funeral.



Friday, December 29,2017

1345 hrs. Engine 553 on a working first due house fire in the 4400 block of 39th Street, Brentwood, MD.

       

 


Tuesday, December 19,2017

Members of the Bunker Hill Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. donate and deliver food for the Mt. Rainier Holiday Food Drive. Enough food was delivered to make 30 holiday ham and turkey dinner baskets. Delivery was made to Chief Michael Scott and Captain Jimmy Stoots of the Mt. Rainier Police Department.

 
   




























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