Latest News and Events

Serious Collision in Rockville

October 26, 2019 – RVFD personnel responded to a serious single vehicle auto collision on N. Washington St. in downtown Rockville. A single vehicle with three occupants apparently lost control while turning from Beall Ave. onto N. Washington St. and struck a tree. A703, responding to another incident, came across the collision shortly after it occurred. After requesting the full ALS assignment, the crew immediately initiated care to the rear seat passenger who was found in cardiac arrest. ALS703, returning… Read more »

New Tower Ladder

RVFD recently placed in service a 2019 Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope. The 95 foot aerial platform, costing $1.6 million, was purchased by RVFD using donations and grant funds. The unit was placed in service during a ceremony in September at which the aerial tower was dedicated in memory of RVFD Capt. Sander Cohen, who was killed in the line of duty in December 2017 while assisting a motorist on I-270 in Rockville. After final updates and training, the new tower ladder… Read more »

MoCo Requires CO Detectors

Beginning July 1, 2019, a new law in Montgomery County will require many existing single-unit, two-unit and townhouse dwellings to have Carbon Monoxide Alarms located outside sleeping areas and on every level of a home. Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms are designed to emit an alarm when high levels of CO are detected but before they reach life-threatening levels. The new law requires all single, two-unit, and townhouse dwellings built before 2008 that have a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage… Read more »

RVFD Volunteers Participate in the “Every 15 Minutes” Program

EVERY 15 MINUTES A PERSON IS KILLED IN A DRUNK DRIVING RELATED COLLISION. Rockville Volunteers have made it their goal to help reduce the chance of injury or death from alcohol related collisions. This week, RVFD members participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” Program at Quince Orchard High School. Over the past 20 years the RVFD has participated in this very important program at every high school within our response area. During the program students are placed in a mock… Read more »

2019 Officers Sworn In

Rockville City Councilmembers Virginia Onley and Mark Pierzchala swore in the newly elected and appointed RVFD officers for 2019 at the membership meeting held on January 30, 2019. Those sworn in include: Fire Chief – James Vagonis First Deputy Fire Chief – Craig Lazar Deputy Chiefs – Jonathan Berry, William Dunn, Scott Emmons and Christopher Hinde Assistant Chiefs – Leonard Chornock and Russell Dawson Captains – Stephen Fay, Avital Graves, Robert James, James Seavey, Raymond Whalen Lieutenants – Robert Cousins,… Read more »

RVFD Announces Purchase of New Aerial Tower

RVFD is proud to announce the purchase of a new Seagrave Fire Apparatus – 95′ Aerialscope Tower Ladder. This new unit will serve as Tower 703 running out of RVFD Station 3 located at 380 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Our most sincere thank you to our sales representative, Tim Massey of 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service, for going above and beyond for the RVFD. The new Tower Ladder 3 replaces a 2007 Pierce rear-mount all-steer tower owned by Montgomery County, MD. The new unit is custom designed… Read more »