Mailing Address: PO Box 264 - Mt. Rainier, MD 20712-0264
Street Address: 3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722-1434
Phone: 301-985-5405 Fax: 301-985-5411
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Engine 553, along with the career crew from the Bunker Hill Fire Station participating in the North Brentwood National Night Out festivities. Photos courtesy of Mark Brady, PGFDPIO.
Monday, July 13, 2015
This year the Bunker
Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. is honored to be able to
submit the name of a member of our corporation to be engraved on our
stone in the ring of stones that make up part of the Founders Circle at
the Cranford-Graves Fire Services building in Landover Hills, MD (click
here to learn more about the Founders Circle).
We were honored to
submit the name of Francis W. “Freck”
Xander as our choice to be engraved on
our stone. Freck grew up in the shadow
of the fire house and his love and devotion to the organization began in
his early years.
He joined the Mt. Rainier Volunteer Fire Department on May 28th, 1938,
at the age of eighteen.
During his 36 years of volunteer service to
his community and our corporation, his fire service education was
provided by the Fire Service Extension of the University of Maryland
which included Basic, Advanced, Third Course and Instructors courses of
study, all of which he completed successfully.
Freck was a delegate and chairman for the Mt.
Rainier VFD to the Prince Georges
County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association and a delegate to the
Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
Freck was elected as the Vice President of the Prince Georges County
Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, and in 1953 was elected as their
During his 36 year history with our corporation Freck held many positions. From January of 1958 through 1963 he held the position of Volunteer Fire Chief. For his 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding communities, and his service to the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Freck was awarded the title of Honorary Chief and Life Membership.
Freck passed away on February 4, 1974 at the young age of 53 doing a volunteer job that was truly a joy and a lifelong calling for him. He will join Karl Young, William S. Freeman, Frederick J. Richardson and Richard A. Barnard on our stone.
Details on the Founders Circle Memorial Services will be posted as
soon as they are available.
Details on the Founders Circle Memorial Services will be posted as soon as they are available.
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