Welcome to 

The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department  

DVFD Station #13 

Serving the Damascus Community
For Seventy Five Years!

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!
The Tradition Continues! 
Santa and the Fire Department will be escorting Santa and sleigh on  
December 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th from 6-8:30 each night. 
Remember to come to your window or come to the curb 
and wave at Santa as we pass by your neighborhood.
Be sure to wear your mask and maintain your distance to keep everyone safe!
Also, remember to keep your street clear!
Santa and all the fire trucks cannot visit houses where the streets 
are blocked (especially cul-de-sacs) by vehicles!
Also please know that Santa cannot visit streets 
that don't have a turn around (like dead end streets)
Here are Santa's Routes for Each Night! 
Please remember that the weather may affect 
Santa's Schedule so remember to check back 
if it there is inclement weather (rain, snow, etc.)
Monday December 13th
Tuesday December 14th.
Wednesday December 15th
Thursdays December 16th
Santa is looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Annual Fund Raising Drive is going on Now!

Ariel Photo Credit: Joshua Lynch

Since 1944 the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) 

has been protecting the citizens of Damascus and the surrounding areas. 

During this pandemic, we continue to operate and serve our community. 

Take care of yourself, your family, and our community. If you need us, just call.

Your Continued Support is Needed and we have several options for you to make a donation:

> On this website, click the donate button

> Mail a check made out to DVFD to the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, 

attention, Treasurer Tiffany Newman

26334 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872

> If you have any questions, please visit the DVFD Website and click "Contact Us"

Please note: We will no longer go door to door and you will NEVER receive a phone call from us soliciting for money. 

Thank You for Your Support!

DVFD Owned Ambulance!
Thanks to Your Generous Support, 
we have a New DVFD owned ambulance! 
The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department
Working to Help Provide A Safer Community 
for Damascus and the Surrounding Communities

Safety First Alert!

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Maryland Smoke Alarm Law
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1. Maryland’s new smoke alarm law requires the replacement of all BATTERY-ONLY operated smoke alarms with units powered by sealed-in, 10-year long-life batteries. 
2. All smoke alarms have expiration dates.  Both hard-wired and battery-operated smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years. 
If your smoke alarm has not been replaced since 2006, it’s time! 
3. Location, location, location – smoke alarms are required to be located outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home including basements (finished or unfinished). 
4. For homes constructed since 1994, smoke alarms have been required inside all sleeping rooms.  For maximum protection, fire officials recommend installing smoke alarms in sleeping rooms regardless of the year of construction. 
5. Homeowners have until January 1, 2018 to comply with the new law. Any resident requiring information or assistance can call 3-1-1. 
For more information or to learn about the FREE Home Safety Program, visit: www.mcfrs.org/mcsafe
The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department is an exciting and essential part of Your Damascus Community.  

We offer free training and an incredible opportunity to learn more about how you can help others.  


You can learn what it takes to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) a Fireman and or a Paramedic.  

Or, if you simply would like to be able to support your local Fire Department, you can become an Administrative Member. 

If you would like to become a Member of our Volunteer Fire Department Family 

and learn more about becoming a member, please click on the membership tab to your left. 

If you are on your phone, please scroll up to the top of this page, 
click the Menu Tab and Click Membership.



Important Update!
The Birthday Party Program at the 
Damascus Volunteer Fire Department 
has been temporarily suspended 
due to the current public health concern 
regarding COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor the situation
and will update this DVFD Website as Needed. 
When the Birthday Party Program is restarted, 
we will follow the guidelines listed below.
Thank you.

For More Information, click on the Birthday Party Tab to Your Left!

If you are on your phone, please scroll up to the top of this page, 
click the Menu Tab and Click Children's Birthday Party.

Please Note that Due Inclement Weather 

that usually occurs in January and February, 

We will not be Scheduling Birthday Parties 

during those months to ensure everyone stays safe.


The Damascus Emergency Communications Team - DECT

  • DECT is affiliated with the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD). Club members who are also DVFD members constitute the Chief's Emergency Communications Support Committee. 
  • The DVFD Fire Chief activates the Committee (and, thereby, DECT) when needed for emergencies or for public service events.
  • The normal operations for the DECT are VHF and UHF voice using local repeater(s) or direct. The DECT also hosts an annual substantial Field Day activity operated jointly with another local club..
  • DECT is always looking for new members, either those already licensed amateurs or "newbies" who need help training for and obtaining a license. Visitors are welcome, so come check us out!

For more information about DECT, click here!

To Contact the DECT, please send an email to  kb3qan@qsl.net



Safety First! 

Be Sure Your Smoke Detectors Have Fresh Batteries!



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