VOLUNTEER

Join the KVFD team as a volunteer firefighter/EMS provider, or auxiliary or administrative member. There’s a place for you! Learn more about our types of membership and how to become a member on our Join page. 

DONATE

Our volunteers spend hours of their time training, manning our apparatus, and responding to your calls for service! This level of commitment shown by our KVFD volunteers is made possible by the generosity of those who have previously contributed donations and those who continue to do so. 

STEPS TO MEMBERSHIP

After your application has been reviewed and your references verified, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview. Interviews generally run 30-45 minutes in length. Visit our Steps to Membership page to learn more.

Our Stations

Station 5 – Old Town

Kensington Station 5 is located at 10620 Connecticut Avenue, on the corner with Plyers Mill Road, in Old Town Kensington.

Station 18 – Glenmont

Kensington Station 18 is at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Mason Street in the heart of the Glenmont community

Station 21 – The Village

Kensington Station 21 is located on the corner of Viers Mill and Gaynor Roads on the southern border of the Aspen Hill community.

Station 25 – Aspen Hill

Kensington Station 25 is located at Connecticut Avenue and Bel Pre Road in the heart of the Aspen Hill community.

Mission Statement

The mission of KVFD is to serve the community with the highest quality fire suppression, emergency medical and rescue response, community education, fire prevention, and to train, support, equip and protect volunteers to perform these services professionally and with an e ‘spirit d’ corps.

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Happy #firstdayoffall! 🍂🍁Fall is the season of change and new beginnings, so why not try something new and volunteer at Kensington Volunteer Fire Department? Tap on the link to learn more about volunteering at KVFD and get in touch with one of our members! kvfd.org/join-us-apply-to-become-a-volunteer-at-kvfd/ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #FirstDayOfFall! 🍂🍁Fall is the season of change and new beginnings, so why not try something new and volunteer at Kensington Volunteer Fire Department? Tap on the link to learn more about volunteering at KVFD and get in touch with one of our members! https://kvfd.org/join-us-apply-to-become-a-volunteer-at-kvfd/

Did you know that KVFD Station 5 was built in 1946, renovated in the 1970’s, and again in 2001? Come check out the station for yourself and get the opportunity to chat with one of our volunteers! Tap on the link in to get in touch: buff.ly/3zugg4b ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that KVFD Station 5 was built in 1946, renovated in the 1970’s, and again in 2001? Come check out the station for yourself and get the opportunity to chat with one of our volunteers! Tap on the link in to get in touch: https://buff.ly/3zugg4b

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48 years as a Volunteer….and even longer than that as my Dad was softball coach in the 50’s and was great friends with many of the old members

Does the house siren still work? I sure remember hearing it blow back in the early 70's when my family lived on Jennings Road.

needs a rebuild with half as many doors and steps!

I was a member there in 1989, great house. Use to love riding Truck 5,

Rode ambulance 59 and 219 from ‘81 - ‘89. Loved the house siren. Got to station quick from Blueford Rd 🚑❤️ Need to stop by one day again. Still have old uniform in my closet (but it shrunk)🤣

Chris Dimopoulos

The fire department of my youth!

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Join us for the Annual Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Open House on Sunday, October 16th! We'll have a pizza truck, music, Firefighter & EMS demonstrations, station tours, and much more. 🚒 For more information call 301-929-8000 or send us a message! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for the Annual Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Open House on Sunday, October 16th! Well have a pizza truck, music, Firefighter & EMS demonstrations, station tours, and much more. 🚒 For more information call 301-929-8000 or send us a message!
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Remembering Sergeant John Carter

On the early morning hours of October 24th, 1997, box alarm 872 was transmitted for the building on fire at 4th and Kennedy Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C.’s Fourth Battalion. First arriving units reported a liquor store with smoke showing. Sergeant John M. Carter of the 1st Battalion was assigned to Engine Company 14 during this incident. While operating on this box alarm, Sergeant Carter unfortunately perished.

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