Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 418 1031 86
Total 418 1031 86

Past Incidents
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  


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No Caption SSFD - Toys for Tots Collection Information

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

News Desk, October 05

In Memory of Fire Fighters Carlos Alfaro, Sr. and Carlos Alfaro, Jr.
There will be an Annual Blood Drive at Fire Station 16
Saturday, October 28, 2017 8AM – 2PM
111 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, MD
We appreciate a call to confirm an appointment with: Steve Mann, 240-438-2461... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Sarah C. Engleman

Administrative Brooke Thompson, January 07

SARAH C. ENGLEMAN passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 4, at Harbor Chase, The Villages, FL. She was 91 years old. Sarah was married for almost 70 years to David T. Engleman, Sr. (life member, and member of the board of directors, Silver Spring Vol. Fire Department), who preceded her in death by about five months. She was the mother of Tom Engleman (retired Lieut./Station Commander, MCDFRS and ... (Full Story)

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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Passing of Retired Montgomery County Police Corporal David William McBain, Sr.

Administrative Brooke Thompson, October 14

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of Retired Montgomery County Police Corporal David William McBain, Sr., father of Lieutenant David McBain Jr., (TOD) and Lt. Colonel Christina (Chris) Calantonio Assistant Sheriff (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office). Retired Corporal McBain passed away yesterday evening at the age of 83 surrounded by his family. Corporal ... (Full Story)


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"Lightweight construction kills you when it falls on you. It's not light at all."

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"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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