Company History

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!


 
TIME LINE

1936 Paid Fire Department set up by Farm Security Administration
1936 1935 Ford Pumper purchased by federal government
1937 Fire box system installed in Greenbelt
October 1946 Greenbelt Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. founded
November 1946 First ambulance purchased
July 1947 Three garages obtained for squad quarters
May 1948 Bingo first held
1953 Ladies Auxiliary founded
January 15, 1955 Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. incorporated
September 1960 Fire Department building on Crescent Road completed

 


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