CPVFD Mourns the Passing of Alumni Member Andrew Collins
Andy became a member of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department in April of 1997. He was a student at the University of Maryland and soon became a live-in member in the Sackroom. Andy lived in the station until his graduation in the spring of 2001. After graduation, he continued as an active member, also joining the Laurel Volunteer Fire Dept. Andy spent the last 13 years as a Firefighter and Technician in the DCFD, spending much of his career at Engine 22. Andy was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2016 and fought the disease until his untimely passing on September 18.
A memorial service will be held at Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. – Co. 35 Station 35 on Monday, September 25 at 12 pm. Andy’s last ride, on Engine 121, will occur from there to the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Refreshments will be served at Laurel VFD following the procession. Please keep all of Andy’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.