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Help Us Help You – Donate Today

Can you donate to RVFD today? We at the RVFD know that this is an incredibly difficult time for all of us. Our members remain dedicated to serving this great community. You have been there for us over the years and we want to continue to be there for you as first responders as well as your neighbors. To make a cash donation, visit our donation page by clicking HERE. We also need other donations such as: N95 masks Surgical… Read more »

Coronovirus

The virus is a type of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern”… Read more »

RVFD Training Day

January 4, 2020 – RVFD members took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to conduct hose evolution, master stream and pumper operator training. Three candidate pumper operators were evaluated to become qualified emergency engine driver operators during the all-day session held at the Montgomery County Public Service Training Academy. Evolutions included hooking up and pumping “heavy water”, fire department terminology for flowing high volumes of water from a single hydrant using a single pumper or two pumpers. Flows included multiple… Read more »

Deceptive Telemarketing Scheme Uncovered

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has uncovered a deceptive marketing scheme whereby alleged donations were solicited for volunteer fire departments. Heroes United PAC and its telemarketing network of vendors used three local maildrops and engaged in caller ID spoofing to mislead consumers into believing that donations would benefit local volunteer firefighters. RVFD does not solicit donations by phone or by door-to-door campaigns. RVFD donation solicitations are only by mail. Montgomery County’s OCP has entered into a settlement agreement… Read more »

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 »