Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
St. Mary's County
Fire and EMS
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2017 Incidents
Jan 102 88
Feb 89 52
Mar 90 75
Apr 123 72
May 89 72
Jun 107 85
Jul 109 86
Aug 124 98
Sep 100 77
Oct 111 94
Nov 107 70
Dec 38 27
Total 1189 896

Past Incidents
2016 1249 979
2015 1115 955
2014 1112 1009
2013 906 845
2012 1009 920
2011 1115 955
2010 1119 902
2009 1216 933
2008 1127 890
2007 1075 935
2006 1149 833
2005 935 756
2004 873 825
2003 918 832


The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking volunteers for operational and administrative membership.  Being a part of Bay District offers many exciting benefits. Interested applicants can e-mail our recruitment officer at or fill out the On-Line Application.



Team Player
Become part of our group of dedicated volunteers serving a good cause.  We offer a very professional atmosphere and always work as a team.

Free Training
You can receive free firefighting, rescue, and EMS training through the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute.  These courses count as college credits through the state of Maryland.

Certified Firefighters: Expedited checkout process

State Tax Break
Receive a $4,000 Maryland state tax break for being a volunteer.

Through our Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), you can receive retirement benefits from St. Mary's County after the age of 55.


Live in Program
We offer a Live-In Program that allows you to live at the fire station in exchange for participation and providing service to our communities. Bay District is the busiest fire department in St. Mary’s county that averages over 2000 calls for service a year. Live Rent Free, Private Rooms, Free Internet access via WiFi, Full Kitchen and Laundry facilities, Cable TV, Free nationally recognized training, No Ambulance, And more….


Are you a Certified Fire Fighter? Want to see if BDVFD is right for you?
Bay District allows firefighters to ride and sleep in as a “Guest” as long as they are certified.  The minimum certification required is Fire fighter 1 (copies of the certification are required) and be a member in good standing of your local fire department. Y
ou can bring your own gear or gear will be provided.

State of the art equipment and facilities
New apparatus fleet, On-Site training facilities and state of the art fire stations.



Department News
Breakfast With Santa
Associates Tod Jackson and Jeff McLane whipping up some vittles.
Santa Claus Comes To Town
This is what welcomed the little elf's to the station

Community Events
8th Annual Southern Maryland Bridal Expo

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Dec 12, 2017

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