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Welcome to the Official Website for the 
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association
P.O. Box 1230
Severna Park, MD 21146

Become a volunteer! Contact one of our volunteer stations for membership information
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Traffic Safety:
How should civilians react when they see/hear an emergency vehicle?

  •  SLOW DOWN
  •  Check your surroundings and if possible safely move to the right side of the road.
  •  If moving right is not possible, assess your surroundings as to the best way to make room.
      It might be by sitting still where you are!
  •  Often times there are multiple apparatus responding to a call.
  •  Then bring your vehicle to a stop while the emergency vehicle passes by.
  •  If they are at a stop light and you cannot get over, check both ways and slowly proceed through the light if necessary.
  •  When coming up on an accident on the side of the road, move over to the furthest lane possible away from the scene
      and slow down for the safety of first responders and emergency personnel.
  •  If you cannot vacate a lane, slow down and pass the accident at a safe speed and distance to continue your commute.


When civilians are driving and come across a fireground:

  •  SLOW DOWN
  •  If hose lines are across the road DO NOT drive over them.
         It is illegal to drive over a hose line.
         It can and most likely will damage the hose line and your vehicle.
         It prevents water from flowing which endangers life and property on the fireground.
  •  If possible, find another way around the incident. Even if you have to back up or turn around.
  •  If there is no way around please be patient with our personnel and we will get you through the scene as quickly and safely as possible!
     Remember to always obey traffic laws and be aware of your surroundings when driving!
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No Caption September is Suicide Awareness Month

Member John Long, Jr., September 01

As we all know September is Suicide Awareness Month. Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance has validated 62 FF's and 13 EMS for 2019 to date. Let us all make this a great month of asking for help if we are struggling with relationships, depression, physical/mental health issues, addictions, PTSD/PTSI, Sleep issues, or anything else you might be suffering from. Let us keep this number of 1,360 the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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September is National Preparedeness Month

Member John Long, Jr., September 01

Message from Acting Secretary Elaine Duke on National Preparedness Month

Hurricane Harvey has reminded each of us that disasters can change our lives and our communities in an instant. Whether it’s a hurricane, a tornado, an earthquake, or a terrorist attack, knowing what to do when disaster strikes can be a matter of survival for you and your family.

President Trump has proclaimed September ... (Full Story & Photos)

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92nd Annual Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association Convention

Member John Long, Jr., July 19

SAVE THE DATES -----> September 7-11, 2021

Hosted by: Odenton Volunter Fire Company

Tuesday, September 7 --> Past Presidents Dinner
By Invitation Only
Social – 1800 hours
Dinner – 1900 hours
Program – 2000 hours

Wednesday, September 8 --> Memorial Service

Joint Memorial Service
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
8397 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD 21113
Service - 1900 hours
Reception ... (Full Story)


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Carol Mekins from Cape St. Claire Named Outstanding Member of the Quarter for 2021 2nd Quarter

Member John Long, Jr., July 12

Carol Mekins from Cape St. Claire Named Outstanding Member of the Quarter for 2021 2nd Quarter

See Carols nomination letter on the Outstanding Member of the Quarter page.... (Full Story & Photos)

Members of Cape St. Claire with Carol Mekins
Members of Cape St. Claire with Carol Mekins

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No Caption WYLIE L. DONALDSON, JR. MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS CHIEF LESLIE B. THOMPSON MEMORIAL AWARD – 2021

Member John Long, Jr., April 20

WYLIE L. DONALDSON, JR.
MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS CHIEF LESLIE B. THOMPSON MEMORIAL AWARD – 2021


On April 17, 2021, Wylie L. Donaldson, Jr. (fourth from left) of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company (OVFC) received the Maryland Fire Chiefs Chief Leslie B. Thompson Memorial Award.

Wylie joined the OVFC on September 13, 1952 at 14 years old, following in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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