Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire department begins fund drive -- Gazette.Net


The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department has begun its annual fund drive.

President Michael Valente said residents would soon receive a packet in the mail asking them to contribute to the department.

“The department asks that our residents be generous, as the department no longer receives direct tax funds from Montgomery County,” he said.

The mailing will also include details about the upcoming open house, and provide contact information for those interested in joining the department as volunteers.

The department’s annual open house is scheduled to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Station 40, located at 16911 Georgia Ave. The free event will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including apparatus on display, demonstrations of fire rescue operations and fire and health safety.

Valente also announced some personnel news. Department member Mitchell Dinowitz has been promoted to Fire Rescue Captain. Several members recently graduated from the spring and summer training courses: Emergency Medical Technicians-David Drucker, Ryan Hash, Samantha Kauffman, Sean Musgrove and Nicholas Park; paramedic-Kelly Robinson and firefighter I and II-Sean Musgrove.

The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a yard /craft and vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 19th at Station 40. Spaces, which include a table, are available for $15. Call 240-372-8435 or email for more info. Proceeds benefit the department.

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