Call history
Riverdale Volunteer Fire Chief seriously injured while battling house fire
Friday, April 8th, 2011

Story from Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department

Early this morning, at approximately 1:00 am, Chief Charles A. Ryan, III was on the job at Rescue 3 in the District of Columbia (DCFD) at a house fire in the 800 block of 48th Street, NE. While performing as a member of the search team comprised of firefighters from Rescue 3 and Truck 13, Chief Ryan and 4 other members of the DCFD were injured when the roof of the single family home collapsed.

Chief Ryan is in critical condition with significant burns at the Washington Hosiptal Burn Center. Three other firefighters with varying degrees of burns were alos admited to the Burn Center. The Washington Hospital Burn Center currently seeking people to donate blood to assist with the injured firefighters. Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to stop by the Blood Services Center at the Washington Hospital Center. Any help is greatly appreciated and we ask everyone to continue to keep Chief Ryan and the other injured members of the DCFD in your thoughts and prayers.

Chief Ryan has been a member of Riverdale for 25 years and has served as Volunteer Chief for several terms. HIs father is also a Life Member of Riverdale and a past Chief. His stepson, Anthony Anastasi, is also a member and currently serves as Tower Captain.

At this time the Burn Center is limiting visitation to family members only.

Members and family from the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc., would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Chief Ryan and his family.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
To start off another strange day in "Bedrock," the Volunteers at Engine Co. 35 were called to the 8000 block of Mandan Road early Thursday morning for a shooting...of some parked cars. The crew from the GVFD met Greenbelt City police on scene to find nine shell casings on the ground, but ...
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Are you ready for a challenge that is fun and rewarding? Join the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department! We will be holding a Recruitment Open House on Saturday July 16th, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the months of June through September, 2011, Smoke Testing of the city's Sewer systems will be conducted by WSSC. This procedure will assist WSSC to locate defects in the systems and correct them before they become a more hazardous problem.
story and photo courtesy of Mark Brady, Teresa Ann Crisman, a long time volunteer and fire safety advocate, took the oath of office and was installed as the President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (LAMSFA).
Just before 2100 hours this evening, Engine 353 with four volunteers was dispatched to the 5400 Block of 85th Avenue on the Second Alarm of an Apartment Fire. Engine 353 staged on scene and was quickly told by command to relocate to the 7900 block of Annapolis to create another water supply for uni...
Story courtesy of Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department After 49 days in Washington Hospital's Burn Center Chief Ryan walked out under his own power. Chief Ryan was surrounded by family, friends, and coworkers as he waked out the hospital to his waiting ride.
What has become somewhat of a tradition, members from Greenbelt and surrounding volunteer and career personnel were invited to Andrews Air Force Base to provide assistance to patrons attending the annual Air Show.
The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc., presented the "Fire Fighter of the Year" award to F/F Adam Anthony-Pyndell during our annual banquet held last month. Other organizations throughout Greenbelt and Prince George’s County also recognize the hard work and ...
story and picture courtesy of Mark Brady, PGFD PIO On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) will present its annual Star of Life Awards to honor EMS personnel, citizens, and EMS programs statewide.
Just after 1300 hours, units from Greenbelt, Riverdale and Berwyn Heights were dispatched to Southbound 295 for a personal injury accident with one overturned with possible entrapment. Engine 351 and Ambulance 358 were first arriving on the scene with U.S.
While the volunteer members from Greenbelt were finishing up house work and apparatus checks during the "VSU" day, Engine 353 was dispatched with surrounding units for a bus on fire with children on board.
Story from Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department Early this morning, at approximately 1:00 am, Chief Charles A. Ryan, III was on the job at Rescue 3 in the District of Columbia (DCFD) at a house fire in the 800 block of 48th Street, NE.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
On Sunday, February 27th, 2011, as the Volunteers at the GVFD were arguing over what to have for lunch, the first due Box Alarm was sounded for 10 Parkway--down the street from the firehouse--for smoke coming from a building.
Friday, February 25th, 2011
On the afternoon of Friday, February 25th, 2011, the Volunteers at Co. 35 received a phone call at the station from someone reporting an auto fire on Lakecrest Circle in the first due. Engine 353 responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire with the front jumpline.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Around 7:30am on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department was interrupted from their morning housework for a report of an auto fire in the area of Greenbelt Road and Hanover Parkway, secondary to a personal injury accident.
Friday, February 18th, 2011
While the volunteer members of Greenbelt were nestled in their beds, Engine 351 and Ambulance 359 were dispatched along with Squad 14 for an overturned vehicle on Greenbelt Road near Hanover Parkway with entrapment.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
In the early hours of Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, Engine 351 responded to a report of alarm bells on Mandan Road, in the first due. After arriving on scene to find a silent apartment building, presumably filled with peacefully sleeping residents, and no alarm bells to be found, the sleepy Volunte...
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
On the evening of Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, just as the Volunteers at the GVFD were sitting down to dinner, the box alarm was struck for 45th Avenue in Co. 31's first due (Beltsville) for the report of smoke in the house.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
On Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, after running multiple "wires down" calls due to the snow storm, the Volunteers were getting ready to make some cocoa and thaw out when the tones were dropped for the report of a house on fire on Greenhill Road, in our own first due.
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
On Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, as the Volunteers at Company 35 were preparing for a day of football, the alarm was sounded for Northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway, in the area of Greenbelt Road, for a reported auto fire in the First Due.

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