Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department

2015 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 313 1005 64
Feb 362 981 95
Mar 306 970 50
Apr 287 1064 60
May 113 1143 25
Jun 325 1169 84
Jul 315 1058 90
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 2021 7390 468

Past Incidents
2014 15902
2013 15169
2012 14072
2011 14978
2010 14808
2009 18235

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Silver Spring Weather


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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. SSFD has a Student Live-In Program. If your college plans are for this area you can live-in our stations. Check our membership page. 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 InfoSSFD@silverspringvfd.org.

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 lifesafety@silverspringvfd.org.     For inquiries about CPR or first aid training please send a request to lifesafetytraining@silverspringvfd.org.  

                         

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

 

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Preston Wheeler receiving the Life Time Achievement Award at the SSVFD 100th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Fillmore Theatre. June 6, 2015
Preston Wheeler receiving the Life Time Achievement Award at the SSVFD 100th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Fillmore Theatre. June 6, 2015

Preston H. Wheeler

August 13

The Officers, Board of Trustees, and membership of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department sadly mark the passing of member Preston H. Wheeler.

Preston H. Wheeler, 85, died August 4th at Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. Preston was born on August 12, 1929, in Washington, DC. At a young age, he was a member of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Congratulations to Chief Kevin Horahan!

August 13

Congratulations to Chief Kevin Horahan!

Congratulations and job well done to Montgomery County's newest EMS Chief. Kevin has surpassed numerous requirements to obtain promotion to the highest rank for EMS providers in the County. Effective immediately, Chief Horahan has been designated Chief 701E. We are all very proud of this great achievement!
... (Full Story)


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THEOPHILOS J. ARAVANIS

August 13

THEOPHILOS J. ARAVANIS "Phil"

The Officers, Board of Trustees, and membership of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department sadly mark the passing of member Phil Aravanis, age 75, on July 23, 2015. He leaves his wife, Sara; son, Geoffrey; two brothers, George and Jerry, and loving relatives. A graduate of Montgomery Blair High School, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in Germany and ... (Full Story)


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Former Fire Chief David B. Gratz inducted into National Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders

News Desk, March 10

Former Fire Chief David B. Gratz inducted into National Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders

October 2014 - Officers of the SSFD would like to announce that one of Silver Spring's own, the late Chief David B. Gratz, was inducted this past October 2014 into the prestigious "National Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders." The announcement ... (Full Story)


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SSFD Congratulates 2 new EMTs and 2 new FFs

Department News Desk, February 02

January 30th, 2015 - Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department proudly congratulates members Marta Matinez and Robert Taylor on their graduation from Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class and Brenda Fuentes and Brian Linacre on their graduation from Firefighter 1 and 2 class. Chief Operations Officer Kevin Horahan and Training Coordinator James Infanzon attended the graduation at the Montgomery County ... (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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