Our 2012 Graduates

The department is proud of Ross, Austen and Todd. We congratulate them on achieving their degrees. We wish them much success and hope that as they go about their life pursuits, they remain members of this department, no matter where their careers take them, and they participate when they can.

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Jim Crawford

CHVFD Lifetime Member Preaches Wildfire Preparedness Out West

Jim joined the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department in 1983 and has held various line officer positions including Deputy Chief. Next year, Jim will celebrate his 30th anniversary with the CHVFD. Jim moved his permanent residence to Colorado after he retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior a few years ago.

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Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department Completes Its 24th Christmas-in-April

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department completed its 24th project house for Christmas-in-April. This department has participated in this program to help make repairs /maintain the residences of elderly or disabled citizens since the program’s inception in 1989. Participation in this program has become an annual tradition of this department and something that the members look forward to each year.

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Crews Participate in Joint Exercise

On Thursday, April 26, 2012 members of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department participated in a joint exercise with Andrews Air Force Base. The purpose of the exercise was to ensure that government agencies at every level are prepared to take coordinated action to protect the public in the event of an actual disaster in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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CHVFD Recognizes Two Members During National Volunteer Week

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring April 15 – 21, 2012 as “National Volunteer Week.” In celebration of “National Volunteer Week,” the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department presented two members with Special Achievement Awards in recognition of their extraordinary service to the department and the communities we serve.

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CHVFD Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Supports Neighborhood Unity

On Monday, January 16, 2012, the Town of Capitol Heights hosted a Community March to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The event, “Reclaiming the Dream – Uniting the Community,” was organized to empower residents and provide information to the community. The march through the Town will feature faith based, business and community leaders including Fire Chief Bashoor, members of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department and other members of the department.

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Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department Honors Its Veterans

Throughout the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department’s nearly 100 years of service, we have been both privileged and blessed to have members that were not only committed to serving and protecting their community, but their country as well through military service. Some of our Charter Members have served as far back as the Spanish American War, while other members have served during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the current War on Terrorism. Other veteran members have served during peace time.

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