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About the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department

The HVFD is a volunteer, non-profit fire, rescue and EMS department with a primary response area that includes the City of Hyattsville, Town of University Park and surrounding communities. We respond to nearly 6,000 calls for service annually across the Northern part of Prince George's County and into Takoma Park. We are staffed 100% by volunteers on evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays, supported by county-provided staffing during weekday business hours only. Your contributions are a key part of sustaining and growing an exceptionally busy volunteer organization with highly trained and dedicated members.

The HVFD is proud to celebrate 125 years of dedicated volunteer emergency service to the community in 2013.

Your Donations Make a Difference

The HVFD relies on donations from our community and various year-round fund raising programs to support every aspect of our Department -- including:
  • Volunteer recruitment & retention programs
  • Fire, rescue & EMS training
  • Emergency vehicle purchases
  • Fire Prevention activities
  • Community outreach programs
  • Equipment and supplies
  • ...and much more
The HVFD is also supported by grants from the City of Hyattsville and Town of University Park, as well as targeted funds from Prince George's County and state/Federal grant and funding programs -- every dollar counts and makes a difference to our department and our volunteers.

Our Volunteers

We are fortunate to have one of the largest volunteer memberships in the region -- with more than 80 active volunteers providing fire, rescue, EMS, administrative and support service to our community every month -- equating to a savings of millions of dollars in personnel costs alone annually to local taxpayers.

Our membership is a dynamic blend that ranges from dedicated local citizens to college students from across the country who live at the station rent-free in exchange for providing response service. Together, we provide tens of thousands of hours of VOLUNTEER staffing, training, community outreach and beyond every quarter. Consider Joining Us ...

Giving Levels

This year, the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to introduce new Giving Levels, to thank the many supporters of our organization in the community.

More Ways to Support

Looking for more or other ways to support the HVFD? One of the best ways of course is to VOLUNTEER! The HVFD is a great community organization with an excellent reputation and 125 years of tradition and service.

For more information on the many ways you can volunteer -- from front-line responder in Fire/EMS or EMS Only to adminstrative and support roles, we are always looking to add to our team. Get all the information you need on our Recruitment Page here.

Also be sure to check out our 125th Anniversary Challenge Coin Set Fundraiser