The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. was formed in 1955, but it's history stretches back to the years when Greenbelt was growing into the town that it is today. The following information gives detailed information on our history, the past chiefs and presidents that have given of their time and effort to help lead the GVFD to be the company it is today, and our piece of history that links us to the very beginnings of fire suppression in Greenbelt.
Please see the Early Years for more information!
Paid Fire Department set up by Farm Security Administration
1935 Ford Pumper purchased by federal government
Fire box system installed in Greenbelt
Greenbelt Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. founded
First ambulance purchased
Three garages obtained for squad quarters
Bingo first held
Ladies Auxiliary founded
January 15, 1955
Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. incorporated
Fire Department building on Crescent Road completed
The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department's annual Crab Feast & Bull Roast Fundraiser. Featuring all you can eat (on-site only, NO BAGS-NO COOLERS) steamed crabs, pit beef, crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, sodas and draft beer. Also featuring 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, liquor wheel, and other games. Doors open at 1pm, buffet opens at 2pm, and crabs at 3pm. No reserved seating or saving seats.
Tickets available at http://engine35.square.site/home
Donations can be made at this link: http://engine35.square.site/home
Excellent Live-In Program- PRIVATE rooms now available!!!