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AVFD Events and Services

Our Annual Events

All AVFD Events have their own dedicated webpage and is linked from this portal page. Please click on the item of interest. If the links are not active, we do not have details on the events just yet. Please check back.


A schedule for car seat installations (managed by Baltimore County Police) are available at: LINK



Fire Hydrants are critical for our daily work. If you identify a leaking hydrant or any other hydrant issues in your neighborhood, please call the Baltimore City Water Department at 410-396-5352 to report it.





Paper & Aluminum Cans Recycling

Recycling Locations:

Paper Recycling @ AVFD


Aluminum Can Recycling Trailer

AVFD has paper and Aluminum can recycling on our premise. It is conveniently  located at the entrance to our parking lot. This is a fundraising effort as well as a public service effort. You are kindly requested to bring your Aluminum cans and Paper for recycling. The can trailer and paper bins will be emptied on a regular basis.

Thank you for your continued support for your local fire department


Events and Services

The AVFD has been serving the citizens of Arbutus and the surrounding area since 1938.  Information on our inception, founding fathers, and evolution over the years can be found in the HISTORY SECTION.


In-Kind Donations to AVFD

Donations to AVFD can be made online via PayPal or by check to the AVFD using the following address. Please include a note if your donation is in honor of a family member or friend.


Some of the areas you can donate towards:

  • In Honor Of

  • Building Funds

  • Apparatus Replacement Fund

  • Equipment Replacement Fund

  • General Donations


Checks can be written to Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept


Address: Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department

Attn: Financial Secretary

5200 Southwestern Blvd, Arbutus, MD 21228


If you have any questions, please let us know via email



Donating your old car to AVFD

If interested please contact our station @ (410) 242-6601 or sent us an email to info(at)arbutusvfd.org. You can also bring your vehicle to the station, park it under the billboard on the north lot, sign the title over to the AVFD, and drop off the keys and title. One of our members will be able to assist you with the paper work. 

Please make sure we have your correct name and address so we can mail you a letter stating that you have donated the vehicle to AVFD. Of course, any donation to our department is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. 


Donating your old house for training

If you intend to have your old house demolished or reconstructed, we would love to do some of the demolition work for you, FREE of CHARGE. We would like to arrange for some real life training scenarios. Training would include, Search and Rescue, Roof Operations, Overhauling Laddering, Ventilation etc. This is to ensure that our members are up to date on their skills. 

Please contact us at info(at)arbutusvfd.org if you are interested. Thank you for supporting your local volunteers. Of course, any donation to our department is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. 


Fire Incident and Patient Care Reports

A fire incident report is generated by the Fire Department each time a piece of fire apparatus is dispatched to assist with a fire, hazardous materials incident, rescue or other dangerous situation.   Fire incident reports are public records, available upon request to anyone. There is a $10 fee to obtain a copy of a fire incident report.

A patient care report is generated whenever the Fire Department assists a sick or injured person.  These reports contain confidential medical information and are not part of the public record.

Copies of patient care records are available to our patients, their representatives and others as specified by Maryland Public General code. (Health-General, Title 4. Statistics And Records, Subtitle 3. "Confidentiality Of Medical Records" )

The Fire Department's policies and procedures for the release of patient care reports comply with restrictions specified under state law. At the same time, the Fire Department strives to make the process of obtaining copies of records as easy as possible for those seeking them. There is a $10 fee to obtain a copy of a patient care report.



Last update: April 08, 2019