Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2019 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 266 957 80
Feb 290 857 66
Mar 292 990 81
Apr 255 923 69
May 291 951 75
Jun 291 914 77
Jul 321 994 91
Aug 323 926 113
Sep 310 1022 85
Total 2639 8534 737

Past Incidents
2018 16403
2017 17185
2016 18252
2015 17170
2014 15902
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 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.    


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)

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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)

Alfaro Blood Drive - Give the Gift of Life - October 28th - Station 716

News Desk, October 19

In Memory of Fire Fighters Carlos Alfaro, Sr. and Carlos Alfaro, Jr.
There will be an Annual Blood Drive at Fire Station 16

Sunday, October 28, 2018
8AM – 2PM
111 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, MD

To make an appointment please click the following link.
... (Full Story)

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Administrative Office, November 21

SSFD will begin collecting toys for tots on Monday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 20th. Toys can be dropped off at any of the locations below between the hours of 9am - 9pm.

Station 19
1945 Seminary Road

Station 16
111 University Boulevard, East

Station 1
8110 Georgia Avenue

For additional information on the Toys for Tots program please visit their website at

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FS19 New Kitchen

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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