THE BASICS

If you are looking for a great place to gain experience and learn new skills, Chillum-Adelphi is your ticket. Last year, we responded to over 7000 incidents, including building fires, medical calls, and traumatic injuries. If you want to work with and learn from some of the busiest volunteer firefighters and EMTs in the nation, come give us a visit!
Located minutes from the University of Maryland, many of our volunteers are college students who live at the station as a free alternative to dorm & off-campus housing.

Outside of our student membership, we have alumni all across the nation that have gone on to be career firefighters, fire chiefs, doctors, lawyers, contractors, and anything else you can dream of!

Over the past five years, almost every CAVFD volunteer that has been in search of a full-time career as a firefighter has achieved their goal – something that we are very proud of.

The CAVFD has an extremely active ride-along program that allows prospective members to get a real-life glimpse of how we do things in Langley Park. Although ride-alongs are only permitted to observe, it is a great first step to see how things work and meet our members.

In order to get started, fill out the form to the right and we will reach out to you in under 72 hours.

The first step to joining the CAVFD is performing a ride along. Even if you live out of town and are planning on moving in, one preliminary trip to Langley Park will be required prior to your move-in date.

After you ride with us and decide that you want to be a part of Co. 34, you will fill out an application and get fingerprinted for your background check. After your background check, your physical exam and start date / move-in date will be coordinated by our membership committee.

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