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
Please consider donating to our annual 2017 Fund Drive!! All donations are tax deductible, and the money raised goes directly to support the operation of the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. Thank you for your support!!
GVFD Cancer Awareness T-Shirts are now available through our Online Store. Price includes shipping! Shirt orders will be shipped within 2-3 days from order via USPS.
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Excellent Live-In Program!
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