Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department
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Welcome to Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department

We the members of Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department first give thanks to God without his love and Grace we would be nothing. To the founding members and citizens of community this website is dedicated to you. God bless you all.


Congratulations to Lauren Forman

Lauren has successfully completed the hiring process for PG Fire & EMS as has started the academy. We wish her great success in her career.
Good luck Lauren and remember “Da Oaks Comes 1st.



Flea Market & Blood Drive


Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department Presents 2nd Anual Flea Market

May 21, 2011 from 8am to 4pm

5544 Sheriff Road, Chapel Oaks MD. 20743

Additional Information call (301) 883- 2600 or email:



The Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary Presents 5th Annual Holloween Party

Saturday, October 30, 2010  The Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary is doing it again this year, from There will be Plenty of food, games, prizes, photo booth, and live music by DJ Sporty. You can also take a tour of the haunted house. Best of all, goody bags for each child!!! Admissions is $5.00 per child - $3.00 per Adult.

Come out and enjoy some guaranteed safe & fun Halloween experience for you and the family!

For more information and ticket sells please contact:

Bobbie - 202-398-2648
Beverly - 301-793-6438
Doretta - 301-974-5005
Rose - 301-978-1896
Sheila - 301-266-7358

5544 Sheriff Road, Chapel Oaks Md, 20743.



Chapel Oaks Member Injuried While Responding on a call

While responding to a reported house fire, Volunteer Firefighter Antonie Hawkins was thrown out of the engine after a door malfunction suffering serious injuries to his face hands and shoulder. F/F Hawkins was transported to PG Hospital were he's listed in stable condition. Read more

Update October 11, 2010: F/F Hawkins is up and walking around with the assistance of a cane. We expect him to be transferred to a rehab facility tomorrow for as additional treatment!

Antonie expressed that he wanted to thank all of you for your visits, prayers and words of of encouragement.



Company Drill At MFRI

Saturday, September 19, 2009  The company enjoyed great weather Saturday while we performed a few burn evolutions and some EMS drills at MFRI. It was a great opportunity for our new Firefighter I's and EMT students to sharping up on their skills.  



Chapel Oaks VFD morns the lost of a Life Member

Monday, June 8, 2009  The member of the Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc is sad to announce the pasting of Mr. Gary Hazlip. Gary pasted away on the evening of Monday June 8, 2009 after complications from a heart attack he suffered few months ago.

Gary was a Life (active) Member with 52 years of service to the department. At the time of his death, Gary was serving as the station’s Logistics Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He also held many other positions throughout his career. His death is a great loss to the department and the community in which he served.
Services for Mr. Gary Hazlip’s home-going will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Stewart’s Funeral Home, located at 4001 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019. Viewing will be held from 12-1pm followed by services at 1pm-2pm. A repass will be held at Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department 5544 Sheriff Rd, Chapel Oaks, MD 20743. 
Please keep Gary’s family in your prayers while they go through this painful period.



Car - vs- Tree

Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:47 E838 along with RSQ 822 and A822 were dispatched to Columbia Park Road and South Club Dr for a car into a tree. Units arrived to find a single car wrapped around a tree with a small fire underneath. The driver of the car self-extricated prior to units arriving on the scene and was found sitting in a citizen’s car nearby. The driver was transport to PG Trauma Center with injuries sustained in the accident.  



Company Drill Interrupted by a Transfer to Station 25

Saturday, March 28, 2009  Shortly after starting an area drill in the 6800 block of Seat Pleasant Drive. Members (rookies) was getting a crash course on the proper time and place to deploy long length lines in the 1st due. Just after the company performed a walk thru, the lucky rookies escaped having to pull the 400’attach line through Bldg. 6802 to Bldg. 6800, when E838A & A838 was alerted to transfer to station 25 while they worked a Task Force in Co. 23’s area. The crews covered station 25’s for nearly 2 hours before returning back to the 1st due. E838B was placed in service to cover the 1st due while E838A & A838 was on the transfer.



Room Off on Gondar Ave

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 21:21 Prince George’s County Fire Communication dropped tones for “Box 3812” for a reported house fire at 1200 BLK of Gondar Ave, in Chapel Oaks, alerting units in the 1st Battalion. E838 arrived to found a one story single family home, with smoke showing. The crew quickly deployed a 200ft inch and 3/4 line, to a bedroom on side “A” Alpha, where they made quick work of a small fire.
The cause of the fire was from an elderly resident smoking a cigar. Chief 838 Jonathan Bolden had Command, while Chief 838A James Felder Division 1. The units operated on the scene for about an hour, before returning to service.



Da Oaks 2nd Due on Double Fatal

Friday, March 6, 2009 02:52 PG Communications sounded "Box 3327" for smoke coming from 7224 Flagstaff St (Columbia Park section of Kentland), with a report of people trapped. E833, E838, E808, E830, TK822, TK828 and SQ833. On arrival, E833 Reported a one story story, single family dwelling with smoke showing from side "A" and quickly discovered fire in the basement. E838 and E808 gained entry into the basement from the rear of the home. During initial the search, SQ833 found one victim near the front door and E838 & E833 found a second victim in the basement. Both were quickly transported to PG Hospital Center but did not Survive. The fire was swiftly knocked down and units returned to service about an 1hr & 45 minutes later.
Photo Courtesy of Jim "Guppy" Davis



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