This year Your Volunteer Fire Department
is beginning its 80th 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 3000 calls a
year for Emergency Medical, Fire, Rescue, and Swift Water
Rescue services. Over the next year 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. At the beginning of the year we made a
decision, in conjunction with our carnival ride provider, to
discontinue the carnival. This was a mutual business
decision and we appreciate all the support the community has
provided for this event over the years and look forward to
the community supporting us in other ways such as this
direct request for support.
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 us with the renovation of
our operational areas where many of the EMTs and
Firefighters spend most of their time and for that we say
Thank You! Our next major capital project is the
replacement of one of our Ambulances and Fire Engines at
cost of approximately $900,000.
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 also handled by members of 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 you
are used to through Amazon.
Please take a few moments and send in your tax deductible
check or money order to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire
Department in the enclosed return envelope or make your
donation online at
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.
Events and Activities
Non-smoking Cash Bingo
every Monday, Thursday, & Saturday starting at 7:15 PM
Food truck Wednesday from
March 14 thru October 24 (5-8 PM Spring/Fall, 5-9 PM in
Children Safety Day & Fall
Festival: October 6th
Photo Fund Drive: October
Cash Raffle: November 10th,
over $12,000 in prizes
Holiday Train Garden
November – January
Cookies & Milk with Santa
December 9th from 8 AM – 1 PM
Children Birthday Parties
available, call numbers below
When ordering on Amazon
order through Smile.Amazon.com and support the Arbutus VFD
Hall, Large/Small Classroom, & Pavilion rentals available.
Paper & Aluminum;
help us by depositing these items in the marked containers
at the station