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2020 482 546
2019 622 583
2018 606 278
2017 777 303
2016 691 395
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2014 610 340
2013 579 293
2012 708 446
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Signed on April 01, 2009 at 7:51 PM
Guest Name: J.C.
Rank/Title: Civilian/Just a Charles County Resident!

This is cool you guys are online! I have had a few great experiences with the BAVFD, and for that I am thankful. I took country line dance lessons a long time ago there in the mid 90's, and in '04 I was involved in a car accident at the intersection of 301 and Chapel Point Rd/ BelAlton Newtown Rd and the squad truck was about three cars behind the guy who crossed over in front of my vehicle and others. I had to make an evasive manuever, but still couldn't avoid impact. I never did come by to thank everyone who was there that day, as witnesses to the wreck, and for the ambulance and fire truck services you provided.
I need to ask another favor. I went to the Marbury dance in '08, and had a ball. I think I danced with a few fun folks from BAVFD! One fella asked me to dance almost as soon as my friends and I got there, and we danced pretty much the rest of the night. I asked him his name, and we talked a little bit, but the music was great, and loud, so we didn't talk much! He told me a little bit about himself, and that he worked for SMECO. I was introduced to several people that night that worked for SMECO! I assumed he ran there with BelAlton, as he was with your gang. He asked me for my number, and, well, I was a few sheets into the wind after a night of too much fun, and I gave a classic excuse for not giving out my number. The next day I was kicking myself for it. I called down there later in the week and asked if he was there. A female answered and said no, he wasn't there, but he is there every other day. I tried back again a few days later, and someone else answered and did not know who I was talking about. I went to the dance at Marbury again this year, hoping he would be there, but he wasn't. He told me in '08 that his name was "Boyd". If anyone knows who I am talking about, please contact me via email. I know this is silly, but we had a few things in common, I had a ball dancing the night away with him, and I would love to meet up with him again.
Thank you for your time,

Signed on March 10, 2009 at 9:09 AM
Guest Name: Michael J. Rasmussen
Rank/Title: Firefighter/NREMT/CSU-3
Location: DCFD

Hi to all!
New Tanker looks great, as well as the new web site.
Hope everyone is doing well, and I understand congrats are in order for Charlie Hayden and Kim! Best wishes to you both!

Take care and keep up the good work!

Signed on February 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Location: Northen St.Marys

Website is pretty tight lately. Keep up the good work on it.


Signed on December 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM
Guest Name: Chuck Heiss
Rank/Title: Lieutenant
Web Address:
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri

I am Lieutenant with the Johnson County Fire Protection District in Warrensburg, Missouri. I am also a former resident of Charles County. I went to school at La Plata High School with Tommy Albrittain. The last time I spoke to Tommy was in the late 199o's at Co. 10 in Bel Alton. Tommy was showing off a new apparatus. I was just curious if Tommy was still active with Co. 10.

I have been in the fire service for about twenty years and would like to pay a visit to the company the next time I come back to Charles County.

Our district is headquartered out of Warrensburg, Missouri, with a total of ten stations. I am assigned to station seven where we run one engine company and a tanker along with a brush truck.

Signed on November 30, 2008 at 9:24 PM
Guest Name: Tony Kapela
Rank/Title: Asst. Chief
Location: Madison MD

Hi guys how are things going. If you do not remember me I stayed there while I was taking my Wildland Firefighter course a couple of years ago. John was chief at the time. Your web page looks good. Thanks again for allowing me to stay there and also run calls with you guys it was great. Be safe out there.

Signed on October 15, 2008 at 12:26 PM
Guest Name: Laura Adams
Location: Mechanicsville, MD

Hello. I was engaged to one of your lifetime members, Ed Barnes and we had 3 children together, Lucy, Natasha and Samantha. Ed passed away Sept 10, 2000 and the children are always proud that their father was a member of Bel Alton VFD. Samantha, the "baby" is now 16 and wants to get a tattoo of Ed's favorite character, Taz in a fire hat and hose with flames and his DOB on one side and smoldering embers on the other, with his DOD. I would like to know if someone there could send me a picture of the helmets you use with Bel Alton and 10 on the front because for the life of me I can't remember what color they were. You can email it to me at the above address with it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Great looking site by the way.

Signed on September 24, 2008 at 7:37 PM
Guest Name: John [Jack] Dayhoff
Rank/Title: Fire Prevention Officer/Fire Fighter
Location: University Park, Florida

I was an active member of Bel Alton VFD from 1973 to 1981 after which I moved to Durham, North Carolina to take a position at Duke University. I served under Chief Tom Spaulding, Cpt. Robertson and ran many a fire call with Larry Graves.

I was proud to serve the Southern Charles County community as a member of your fine organization. While much time has passed since I ran my last fire call, I do remember the brotherhood that existed between all us active members.

I can see from your Web site that you have expanded to include EMS and rescue squad service. Keep up the excellant public service that you provide to all those who live in your first due area.

Signed on September 09, 2008 at 1:00 AM
Guest Name: John [Jack] Dayhoff
Location: University Park, Florida

I was an active member of the Bel alton VFD from June 1973 to June 1982. I left Charles County and relocated to Durham, North Carolina to take a position at Duke University. I remember Chief Tommy Spaulding, Cpt. Billy Robertson and a close friend Larry Graves. I served in the positions of Fire Prevention Officer, Treasurer and the Secretary of the Charles Country Volunteer Firemen's Association.

I loved responding in E-101 - what a fine piece of equipment - and I spent many a run on Tanker - 106 since I had to respond from the far side of 301 down on Chapel Point Rd. Most times I was able to get there in time to catch 106. Hey, how about posting pictures of your officers. Sounds like you now support EMS as well as an engine company.

I sure much has changed there but I bet you don't have a finer group of dedicated, responsive volunteers as there was during the 1973 through 1981 period.

The best to all of you at Bel Alton VFD.

I am now retired and can be found living the Florida lifestyle in University Park, to Sarasota on the West coast.

Signed on June 12, 2008 at 10:37 PM
Guest Name: C. Strybing
Rank/Title: F/F
Location: Richmond, Va.

Lets see those rigs and where are some stories at people... Tornado... etc...

good looking site though keep it up...

See you all soon... Stay safe

Signed on May 17, 2008 at 2:40 PM
Guest Name: J Deale
Rank/Title: FF/Webmaster
Web Address:
Location: Prince Frederick, Md

Good looking website!!! Let's see those firetrucks and some stories...

Signed on May 13, 2008 at 8:35 PM
Guest Name: George Pyle III
Location: St.Marys County Maryland

Congrats on your new website and good luck.


Signed on May 12, 2008 at 1:50 PM
Guest Name: Harold Dawkins
Rank/Title: Past Chief, Web- Admin.
Web Address:
Location: richmond County N.C.

Welcome to the family. You have a great Web-Site. Firehouse Solutions really does a great job. Hope you will tell all your members to check our site out. . Thanks and enjoy the ride.

Signed on May 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM
Guest Name: Adrian Doleman
Rank/Title: Assistant Chief
Web Address:
Location: LaGrange, KY

Your site looks great! Keep up the good work and stay safe.

Signed on May 12, 2008 at 12:21 PM
Guest Name: Sean Kerrigan
Rank/Title: Past Chief of the Benedict VFD & RS Inc.
Web Address:
Location: Benedict MD

Looks great and good luck!

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