The following history represents the origins, evolution, and progress of the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, Station 35, of Arbutus, Maryland. The first part (‘38-early 60’s), has been adapted from an earlier history written by unknown author(s) which was originally printed in the 1963 Silver Jubilee program. Most of what is written is believed to be fact and is derived from old newspaper articles, minutes of meetings, log books, and memories. Some of what is written has been orally passed down throughout the years and can not necessarily be proven, but is worthy of mentioning. Be it fact, rumor, or legend, this is the story of the neighborhood fire house in the town of Arbutus.