Recent Calls
Mon. Apr 2nd 2018
Shortly after 8pm, Monday evening, Engine 353 and Ambulance 359 responded to a report of a house fire w/people trap in the area of Copernicus Dr. and Galileo Ct. E-353 arrived on the scene and reporte...
Fri. Jan 5th 2018
Shortly before noon, E353 responded to the OL 495 north of Kenilworth for a report of a car on fire.
Sun. Sep 10th 2017
An accident at Greenbelt and Mandan this evening required multiple units from GVFD. A358 and A359 transported to local hospital.
Mon. Apr 24th 2017
On April 24th, shortly after 0930 am, Engine 353 responded to a reported apartment building fire in the 4700 block of Berwyn House Road in College Park. Units arrived on scene to find fire and smoking...
Wed. Dec 21st 2016
Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Engine 353 responded to a reported building fire in the 7800 block of Hanover Parkway (Greenbriar Condominiums). In addition, Chief 35 responded as Battalion C...
About Us

Welcome to Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc.


Whether you are already a member of the community, or a university student looking for some life experience outside of the classroom, the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad is always on the look out for dedicated individuals eager to help the community as well as themselves.

Located in the city of Greenbelt's historic downtown, the firehouse sits less than four miles from the University of Maryland, and just six miles from the East border of Washington, D.C. We are situated just one mile from both the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Interstate 495, two miles from the Greenbelt Metro Station, and a University of Maryland bus route passes directly in front of the fire station.

Volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergency calls every night of the week in this suburban sprawl of the Nation's Capital. Some members decide to live at the station, running calls for their rent. Others dedicate two nights a month to be on a Duty Crew.

Volunteers receive FREE training to become certified firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), are issued equipment with NO out-of-pocket expenses, and are eligible for many long-term rewards for their service.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this one-of-kind experience, please send us an email at


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