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Our Annual FundDrive begins in April         2019 Golf Tournament Friday June 7th


Dear Community Supporter,                                                                                April, 2019


            This year Your Volunteer Fire Department is beginning its 81st year of service to the communities within and around Arbutus, Catonsville, & Halethorpe.  As one of the busiest volunteer companies in Baltimore County we continue to average over 3,000 calls a year for Emergency Medical, Fire, Rescue, and Swift Water Rescue services.  We look forward to continuing to provide the services you expect and deserve as well as visit area schools to educate our most precious resource, our children, in fire prevention and safety at home and in school.

Our priority this year is the replacement of our 22 year old Fire Engine and 7 year old Ambulance, both of which have served us well.  These two units combined will cost approximately $900,000.00 so any support you can provide towards these projects is appreciated. 

We understand that you have many choices to support an array of volunteer organizations, therefore we want to assure you that your Volunteer Fire Department continues to strive to provide the best service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Your support last year assisted with us to set funds aside towards the down payment for the Fire Engine and Ambulance, for that we say Thank You!

            This is our primary request for direct assistance, other than our photo fund drive which is typically held in the fall.  As with other volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County we DO NOT conduct telephone solicitations.  This mailing is handled by our department which enables us to receive 100% of your donation. 

We’d also ask that you check to see if your employer offers matching donations for employees who donate to charitable organizations.  If you shop online via Amazon we’d ask that you support Arbutus VFD by utilizing Smile.Amazon.com which provides the same products and utilizes the same login information used for Amazon.   We also have listed a range of items that may be donated directly to the department via Amazon Smile Charity Lists under “Your Lists”.

            Please take a few moments to send in your tax deductible check or money order to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in the enclosed return envelope, make your donation online, or visit Smile.Amazon.com and select an item on our Charity List.  If you would like to find out more about your Volunteer Fire Department, or are interested in joining, then please stop by, visit us online, or join us during our monthly social at the firehouse on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM.

            Thank You for your continued support of the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary.



John W. McDowell



2019 Events and Activities

Non-smoking Cash Bingo every Monday, Thursday, & Saturday starting at 7:15 PM

Food truck Wednesday from April 3 thru October 23rd (5-8 PM)

April 17th Dinner with the Easter Bunny @ Food Truck Wednesday

Golf Tournament at The Woodlands June 7th starting at 8 AM

October 2nd Dinner and Children’s Safety Night @ Food Truck Wednesday

Photo Fund Drive: October - December

Cash Raffle: October 12th, over $12,000 in prizes

Holiday Train Garden November – January   

Cookies & Milk with Santa December 7th    

Pancake Breakfast, December 8th from 8 AM – 12 PM

Children Birthday Parties available, call numbers below


Large/Small Hall, Large/Small Classroom, & Pavilion rentals available. Details online

We recycle Paper & Aluminum; help us by depositing these items in the marked containers at the station