The Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is seeking more volunteer members.

To join the now 30-member squad, applicants must be 16 years old, in excellent health and must pass a basic 80-hour training course. Volunteers also may become emergency medical technicians with an additional 110 hours of training. Applicants need no experience and need not be Berwyn Heights residents.

Firefighters average about nine calls a day, according to Capt. Chris Clark of the volunteer department. Depending on the type of call, four to nine firefighters may go out on a truck.

Clark said the unpaid volunteers who complete a training course are eligible for live-in positions at the firehouse, located at 8811 60th Ave. For more information, call 474-7886.


The Bowie Health Center will hold a one-hour seminar on "Children and Athletics" at 7:30 tonight in the center at Rtes. 50 and 197.

Mike Doyle, a physician's assistant with the Allsports Sports Medicine Center, will speak on what parents and coaches should know when dealing with children in sports.

"We have a very active Boys and Girls Club," said Riccardo Pallia, the center's administrator. "Every child in Bowie, it seems, belongs to a soccer team or something."

Pallia said parents often don't know what to expect of a child who is active in sports and often don't know what to do about minor injuries.

The Allsports Sports Medicine Center was started by a group of local orthopedic surgeons to check the health of prospective athletes and to serve as a rehabilitation center, Pallia said. The Bowie Health Center is an affiliate of Dimensions Health Corporation, a nonprofit community health system.


The Cheverly Town Council has proclaimed Nov. 22 through Nov. 28 American Legion Family Week. The Cheverly post will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the legion's post headquarters at Cheverly Avenue and Montrose Road.