Welcome to 

The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department  

DVFD Station #13 

 
Serving the Damascus Community
For Over Seventy Five Years!
 

 
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For Sale!
1972 Maxim Engine! 
 
 
 
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Ariel Photo Credit: Joshua Lynch

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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
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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
 
 
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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.

      

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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!

 

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

 

 

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Safety First! 

Be Sure Your Smoke Detectors Have Fresh Batteries!

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!

    


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