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Welcome to the Official Website of the

Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

To serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of all volunteer fire, rescue, rehabilitation and emergency medical services companies in Baltimore County. We provide coordinated representation to Baltimore County and Maryland State Government to assist in all aspects of member company needs and activities, including management, administration, budget, operations, training, standards and logistics. We strive to provide excellence in service to our communities while saving taxpayer dollars by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership and dedicating ourselves to volunteerism.

The Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

700 East Joppa Road
3rd Floor Volunteer Offices
Towson, MD 21286-5500



BCoFD EMS Academy Training Series is Now Streaming Live!

Training is available at

Coming Events

June 6, 2019
Emily Alberto, MD
Pediatric Burns for EMS:
Demystifying pediatric burn care by reviewing the basics

Location: Station 32, Pikeville VFC, 40 East Sudbrook Lane, 21208

Dr. Alberto will review the types of burn injuries commonly suffered by pediatric patients, early burn management, appropriate dressings, resuscitation, and calculation of TBSA burned. Dr. Alberto completed her Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and is a 3rd year surgery resident at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE. She is currently completing a 2-year research fellowship in pediatric surgery, trauma, and burn at Children’s National Medical System in Washington DC. MIEMSS ID: 1926021 (2.0 hours BLS Trauma, 2.0 hours ALS NCCP local/state)

June 20, 2019
Cindy Colson, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN, NRP
Pediatric Mechanism of Injury! It’s a Thing:
Pediatric Assessment! It’s a Better Thing!

Location: Station 32, Pikeville VFC, 40 East Sudbrook Lane, 21208

Our pediatric patients are NOT just small adults.  While understanding the differences in mechanisms and injury patterns between adults and children can be helpful, the assessment of a child can be tricky.  Learning the differences is key in providing the best care for our most vulnerable patients. Cindy has worked in the medical field for 20 years, gaining experience as a Paramedic and then later as a pediatric ICU nurse.  She is passionate about advancing the pediatric education for Emergency Medical Services.  In addition to providing education to EMS, she is also involved in injury prevention efforts and quality improvement in the care of the injured child at Children’s National. MIEMSS ID: 1926065 (2.0 hours BLS Trauma, 2.0 hours ALS NCCP local/state)

What's New Upcoming Events

Response to a request from Fire Department Presidents


"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor delivered a message to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  His message centered around the tragic events of an early morning house fire where four family members perished; no smoke alarm was found in the house. 

His message was well received not only on that Sunday but also by the thousands that have watched the video.  Many have asked for the words to the poem that was read, "It's What We Do."

It is what we do - the Poem

YouTube Video of the Speech

"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”
Adapted from Author Unknown by Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief, Prince George’s County MD Fire/EMS


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No Caption SCAM ALERT - Phone Solicitation

BCVFA VP of Administration Michele Crumbacker, October 25

There is currently a SCAM going on around the county via phone solicitations! This person or persons are stating that they are collecting donations on behalf of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association.

The BCVFA does not do this!

In order to help us stop such solicitations, if you do get a call, please get the persons name and number (if you can) and forward that on to one of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Haz Mat Core Competency Training @ Pikesville VFD


Haz Mat Core Competency Training @ Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department

Classes Held the 1st weekend of every month!

Updated info and sign-up sheet on our Training page

Captain Scott Goldstein
Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
Station 410.887.1258


... (Full Story)


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