Monthly Calls

MonthSQREEngAmb
Jan2168741285
Feb1721569221
Mar2336359248
Apr182647250
May2017827261
Jun253083246
Jul13516229216
Aug13958103178
Sep169064286
Oct1901570257
Nov77173104271
Dec
TTL1,9679405662,719

Weather Forecast

Suitland, MD
53°
showers
87% humidity
wind: 14mph NNE
H 54 • L 51
67°
Sat
69°
Sun
71°
Mon
81°
Tue

Twitter

Follow @morningsidevfd on twitter.

View Our Latest Video

Facebook Feed

The events that occurred on April 15th, 2016 will be with our organization forever. We are touched that no matter how far from home we are, we find signs of support. God Bless #publicsafetyworkers and never forget #LODD #skillet and the injuries our members sustained that day. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Morningside Volunteer Fire Dept. added 2 new photos.

The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department is happy to announce that after almost eight days, Firefighter Kevin Swain has been released from the hospital. Three units, staffed by 14 volunteers, made the trip from Morningside to Baltimore City where Kevin was able to board Rescue Engine 827 for his ride home. This was a special moment as he was able to ride home on the same engine that he responded on to the tragic call where he was critically injured.

The Swain family has asked for continued privacy as Kevin gets settled in at home. He still has a long road to recovery and will be undergoing intense physical therapy.

The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their continued support and we will provide updates on Kevin’s progress as often as possible.

#morningsidestrong
#KevinSwain
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Jessica Williams, Joey Garcia and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Matt MizakWelcome home brother!!! Keep up the hard work and remember you're not fighting this battle alone. Prayers still being sent your way.

2 weeks ago   ·  2

1 Reply

Avatar

Tom HodgeWelcome Home Kevin...thoughts and prayers for you, your family, Co27 and all the PGFD family

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Sandy ClarkKevin welcome home and we will keep you, your family and all your fellow firefighters in our prayers. Wishes for continued progress on your recovery!

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Avatar

Margaret DennisonKeep getting stronger and stronger. I personally want to Thank You for protecting u from all Harm. Very sorry that happened to you.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Avatar

Brian WilkinsWelcome home brother. Praying for a speedy recovery so you can get back to doing what you love.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Maria WebsterWelcome home Kevin! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers❤️🙏

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Annamarie KearneyWelcome home Kevin Swain. Thank you for the dedication you give to your community. Please get better soon.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Jeff ReesGreat to hear he is out of the hospital and home now

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Amanda LeeSo awesome! Welcome home!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Joseph PiresIt's fantastic the company went to pick him up.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Avatar

Lori Overton WilliamsWelcome Home..

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Grace Blessings UponmeWelcome home brave one, remain strong, get better soon...

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Valerie Ward WatsonWelcome home!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Travis TalbottPrayers for recovery.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Venecia CollinsWelcome home

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Joe GronauWelcome home!!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Mike FitchWelcome home Kevin. Our prayers are with you .

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Barbara MullikinGood luck Kevin. So glad you are going to be ok

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Josh WilleyGet well soon and welcome home brother

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Kat Lauterback🙏prayers for his continued recovery

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Fred PersicanoStay strong Morningside

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Charles Episcopo Jr.May God Bless you Kevin and have a speedy recovery.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Elizabeth Jackson GranzowContinued recovery! Welcome home!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Phyllis LochnerContinued prayers today for him, family, FF family, friends, LEO's and brother FF, EMT's all of USA. Jesus hold this man close. May his family and communities be at peace as he is now. Amen🙏

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Cathryn Riggio CamerotaSo happy to hear this

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

On behalf of Fire Chief Michael Poetker, President David Hansen, and the membership of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during this very trying time. The support we have received from our community, government leaders, police officers, and fellow firefighters is truly remarkable and has greatly helped our membership begin to recover from the traumatic events of April 15, 2016.

Firefighter Kevin Swain continues to recover from his injuries at R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center and his family has asked for continued privacy. In lieu of monetary donations to help with medical expenses the Swain family has ask that donations be made to a charity fund in Kevin’s name. The donations will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, cystic fibrosis research, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment. A link to the YouCaring.com charity page can be found below.

www.youcaring.com/morningside

Captain David Riley and Firefighter Shaquita Livingston also continue to recover (at home) from their injuries. Captain Riley suffered a knee injury and firefighter Livingston suffered an injury to her jaw during the incident.

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the leadership of the Baltimore City Fire and Police Departments as well as members of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police for meeting Kevin upon his arrival at Shock Trauma. Also to the paramedics and pilots of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command for their remarkable treatment and transport of Firefighter Swain.

A special thank you to Senator Anthony Muse for your continued support.

Lastly, emergency calls don’t stop coming in even during the most trying of times. Shortly after last Friday’s incident fellow firefighters from around the area showed up at our fire station to ensure that calls for service were not left unanswered. We would like to acknowledge the following departments for providing fire and ems
coverage to the citizens of Morningside and the surrounding neighborhoods of Prince George’s County:

Kentland Volunteer Fire Department

Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department

College Park Volunteer Fire Department

Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department

Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department

Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department

Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department

Prince William County Fire Department

The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department also wishes to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Firefighter/Medic John Ulmschneider. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Robert Neary, Ashley Corley and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Carol Rosch TuckerStill sending prayers and Thank you all for being there for the community and surrounding area. You all are truly amazing.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Hugh HillThank you.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Mark FeatherstoneClass act

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Mark KaskusPrayers to u all

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Kevin WalshExactly

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Craig LangrellTHE BROTHERHOOD ... Working together for one common goal ... to PROTECT and SERVE, and lend a helping hand in times like these.

2 weeks ago   ·  7
Avatar

Susan Christine MullinsContinued prayers to all. Thank you for your unselfish service to our community.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Christian MyersThe brotherhood stands united.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Jennifer WickerKeep us updated on his progress. Awful way to start a fire service life.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Avatar

Sandy Haddock WellsContinued prayers for strength, health and healing. ❤️

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Avatar

Richard LynchVery sorry for your loss

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Karen Pauley-SwainThank you everyone for everything!!! Words can not express our gratitude.....❤️

2 weeks ago   ·  4
Avatar

Stanley HolmesSpeechless. Statement well delivered and with honor.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Bill SewardI would expect nothing less from dedicated members of career and professional volunteers fire departments, our partners in LE and EMS, each stepping up to support and provide essential core services under extraordinary circumstances.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Terri OwensTruly a family of kind decent people. Thank you for keeping us safe. Prayers continue.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Tonia J IsaacsContinuing to pray. Thank you all for your service.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Juanita FranziniContinuous prayers coming for strength and health and healing God bless

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Michael UlmschneiderGod bless all our firefighters/ems

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Michelle Aubrey-MayzaAll of you are a blessing to all of us! Keeping you in my thoughts n prayers ! Daniel DiMarcello's Aunt Michelle 💞

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Charles ShawStand Strong our Brothers during this time of recovery, we have your backs Brothers Forever! May God Comfort and Keep you Safe!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Cathryn Riggio CamerotaI will be happy to donate, Godspeed to ALL

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Jonathan HowardBrotherhood at it's finest!!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Jerry JacksonBe strong my brothers. prayers for all.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Connie WallachVery nice heartfelt post!

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Dawna Parker BrownThe service for John was moving and a true tribute to all who make the ultimate sacrifice. RIP dear brother.

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook