V.F.D is the secret organization their parents were a part of. As later unearthed by Quigley Quagmire in the 10th book V.F.D stands for Volunteer Fire Department. Before the schisim you could tell volunteers by the tattoo on their ankle. The schisim took place before the Baudelaires were born when some volunteers fighting fire turned villainous and began lighting fires. V.F.D dug a series of tunnels from member's houses in event of a fire. Most of the Baudelaire's guardians after the death of their parents were member of V.F.D. Known members:

Josephine Anwhistle

Gregor Anwhistle

Isaac Anwhistle

Beatrice Baudelaire

Bertrand Baudelaire

Violet Baudelaire

Klaus Baudlaire 

Sunny Baudelaire

Olivia Caliban


Frank Denoument

Dewey Denoument





Ishmael  formerly

C.M Kornbluth


Montgomery Montgomery

Mr. Quagmire

Mrs. Quagmire

Duncan Quagmire

Isadora Quagmire

Quigley Quagmire

R. (daughter of duchess of Winnipeg)

Gustav Seabald

Sally Seabald

Charles Snicket possibly

Jacob Snicket possibly

Jacques Snicket

Kit Snicket

Lemony Snicket

Jerome Squalor joined after first appearence

Justice Strauss joined after first appearence

Thursday possibly

Larry the Waiter possibly

Captain Widdershins

Weyden formerly?

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