Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

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2024 Incidents
Jan 108 111
Feb 82 93
Mar 1 1
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 191 205

Past Incidents
Sta. 3 Sta. 9 Total
2023 1165 1148 2313
2022 1209 1151 2360
2021 1240 1108 2348
2020 1161 1003 2164
2019 1294 1012 2309
2018 1309 1031 2340
2017 1251 994 2245
2016 1248 979 2228
2015 1115 955 2070
2014 1112 1009 2121
2013 906 845 1751
2012 1009 920 1929
2011 1115 955 2070
2010 1119 902 2071

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The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is eagerly extending an invitation to individuals who are interested in joining our ranks as operational or administrative members. Being a part of the Bay District family offers a multitude of exciting and fulfilling benefits.

If you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey with us, we encourage interested applicants to reach out to our dedicated recruitment officer via email at Alternatively, you can conveniently submit your application through our user-friendly Online Application.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team and together, making a positive impact on our community's safety and well-being.



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
Unlock a remarkable opportunity to access comprehensive firefighting, rescue, and EMS training at absolutely no cost through the esteemed Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. These invaluable courses extend beyond skill-building, serving as a gateway to earning college credits endorsed by the state of Maryland itself.

Certified Firefighters: Expedited checkout process

State Tax Break

Unlock Financial Benefits for Your Service.

By volunteering with us, you can take advantage of an incredible opportunity to receive a substantial Maryland state tax break of up to $7,000.

Through our Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), you can look forward to well-deserved retirement benefits provided by St. Mary's County once you reach the age of 55. Your dedication will be rewarded for years to come.


Live in Program
Experience an extraordinary opportunity through our Live-In Program, enabling you to reside directly within the fire station premises while contributing to and serving our vibrant communities. As the most active fire department in St. Mary's County, Bay District boasts a staggering annual average of over 2000 calls for service. In exchange for your commitment, we provide unparalleled benefits including rent-free accommodations in private rooms, seamless access to high-speed Wi-Fi, comprehensive kitchen and laundry facilities, inclusive cable TV, and a treasure trove of nationally recognized training – all curated to empower your growth.

Worth noting, our program doesn't involve ambulance services. Immerse yourself in a transformative journey with us and embrace a host of additional perks that await your involvement.

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
Experience a transformation in our apparatus fleet, top-tier on-site training facilities, and cutting-edge fire stations. We're investing in the future to ensure the highest standards of service and safety for our community.



Department News
Wishing You a Safe and Joyful Holiday Season
Fire Department Spreads Holiday Cheer to 8-Year-Old Wyatt Battling Cancer
Bay District Members Join Forces with Hospice of St. Mary's to Spread Holiday Cheer
Photos courtesy of Hospice of St. Mary's Facebook Page

Community Events
02/29/2024 - 03/30/2024
Easter Cake and Dessert Auction

Fundraiser to Support Local Heroes

Food Truck Fundraiser Night

Purses & Bags Bingo

Yard Sale

Kid Bingo

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California, MD 20619

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