World War II

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor many were called to arms. A total of 27 members of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department went off to war including, Fire Chief Frank Briguglio, who led by example and voluntarily signed up for the Navy. It was this type of leadership that characterized Chief Briguglio. Chief Briguglio served as Chief of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department from 1939 through 1941 and again from 1945 through 1950. He also served as Fire Chief for Prince George’s County from 1975 to 1978. During World War II, members served in all theatres of the war.