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Friday, May 9, 2014

Fire Prevention & Life Safety Open House in Brandywine - This Saturday May 10

Volunteer Fire Department of Brandywine, Maryland Inc. 
Fire Prevention & Life Safety Open House.
Event POC: Brian Clements (240) 682-3192
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Station 40; 14201 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 (301) 372-8507
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Weather: Partly cloudy, chance of rain in the afternoon, high temperature of 84.
Free Admission

The Officers and Members of the Vol. Fire Department of Brandywine, Maryland Inc. would like to invite the public to our annual Fire Prevention and Life Safety Open House on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm located at 14201 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613.

Join our members as we educate the importance of fire prevention and life safety. The department will be offering free literature on 10 year smoke detectors, grilling and summer safety, carbon monoxide detection, provide a live auto extrication demonstration and many activities for children and adults.
Special guest appearance by Nashville country music recording artist Ashley Forrest of Crofton, Maryland. Static fire apparatus displays, an all ages bucket brigade, Sparky the Fire Dog, live firefighter demonstrations, childrens firefighter costume and coloring contests, free blood pressure checks and much more.

The department is currently hosting a Cairns 1010 Defender Helmet raffle. All proceeds from this raffle will benefit the department in refurbishment of station apparatus. Tickets are $5.00 each. Drawing will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00pm. Winners do not need to be present at time of drawing.

Do you have what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician? The Vol. Fire Department of Brandywine is constantly looking for members of our community to join our ranks as volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians or administrative/support personnel. Potential applicants must be sixteen (16) years of age or older, pass an extensive background check, complete a physical and stress test, and complete firefighter and EMT classes within thirty (30) months of applying for membership.

The Prince George's County Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter will be on hand at the Open House to answer any questions or concerns regarding volunteering at Brandywine or any other department in Prince George's County.

For more information, please contact Fire Prevention Chairman Brian Clements at (240) 682-3192 or visit us on Facebook at Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department Station 40.

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