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RVFD – 2023 Year in Review

– – 2023 with Rockville VFD Co. 3  In our 102nd year of service to the community, Company 3 responded to 7,786 incidents with unit responses totaling 14,662. RVFD concluded the year with 220 operational volunteers and a membership of over 340. In addition to answering thousands of calls for service, 2023 was a year full of highlights. Rockville members lobbied in Annapolis & on Capitol Hill on a variety of topics including maintaining the SAFER & Assistance to Firefighters… Read more »

2023 Santa Run Schedule

RVFD is pleased to announce the 2023 Santa Run schedule. Santa and other fire trucks will visit various neighborhoods in the Rockville area to welcome the Christmas season. . Come to your window or come to the curb and wave to Santa as we pass through your neighborhood. PLEASE keep your street clear! Santa and his fire truck escort cannot visit houses where the streets (especially cul-de-sacs) are blocked by vehicles! Santa also cannot visit streets without a turn-around (i.e…. Read more »

Change Your Clock – Check or Change Your Smoke Detector

Standard Time starts at 2:00am on Sunday November 5, 2023 When changing your clocks, remember to check your smoke detector. The new Maryland Smoke Detector law went into effect on January 1, 2018. It requires that all homeowners replace their older style battery-type detectors with the new long-life detectors. These new sealed detectors do not require a battery change and last up to 10 years. If you still have a battery-type detector, change the battery.  Don’t wait, the life you… Read more »

RVFD Member Inducted into MSFA Hall of Fame

  Past Chief Russell W. Dawson was inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame at their annual convention on June 20, 2023. Chief Dawson, who has been a member of RVFD since 1977, was honored for his contribution to RVFD, Montgomery County and the fire service in Maryland. During the same ceremony, RVFD President Eric Bernard and RVFD members presented the Marberry Gates Service Cup, which is sponsored by RVFD, to Charles J. Simpson, Jr. from the… Read more »

Rockville Chamber Honors RVFD Members

Several RVFD members were honored by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce at their annual Public Safety Awards ceremony held on June 14, 2023 at Lakewood Country Club. Past Chief and current Deputy Chief James Vagonis, First Deputy Chief Christopher Hinde, Captain James Shank, Master Firefighter John McGowan, Firefighter III Ben Chen and Firefighter Ameen Alhamdani were awarded the Meritorious Service Citation for their contributions to RVFD, the residents of Rockville and the surrounding community. “The Meritorious Service Citation is presented… Read more »

RVFD Firefighters Memorial Re-Dedication

On Memorial Day 2023, RVFD members participated in a ceremony re-dedicating the RVFD Firefighters Memorial. The memorial was originally installed in 1994 in Vinson Park on E. Jefferson St. in Rockville, adjacent to the old Rockville Library. When the library and park were demolished to make way for the new District Courthouse, the memorial was placed in storage pending a new location. When it became apparent that a new location would be difficult to find, RVFD decided to re-install the… Read more »