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Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall

Kidde is recalling 226,000 TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms.  Only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are included in this recall.  The model number is printed on the back of the alarm. The recall was initiated because some sensors in these series failed to alert. NOTE: RVFD and Montgomery County Fire/Rescue… Read more »

Chief W. Alan Hinde – Updated Memorial Information

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of former Chief William Alan Hinde on March 11, 2021 at the age of 64.  Chief Hinde joined the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department on August 28, 1974 and served for more than 46 years, rising through the ranks to serve as Fire Chief two different times, 1990 and 1991 and again 1999 to 2003 when he became the MCFRS Division Chief for Volunteer Services. At the time of… Read more »

RVFD Marks 100th Anniversary

In February 1921, a major fire at a store on East Montgomery Ave. in old downtown Rockville threatened to rage out of control and burn the entire block. The fire was only contained with the assistance of apparatus and firefighters from the Washington, DC fire department. A local barber whose shop was on the same block as the burned store went to the town council to request that a fire department be formed to protect the town. On March 9,… Read more »

Chief Scott Emmons

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Deputy Chief Scott Eric Emmons at the age of 48 from complications after a medical event he suffered on February 6, 2021.  Chief Emmons joined the RVFD on May 29, 1991 as a student live-in at Station 31. Originally form Wallingford, CT, Chief Emmons served the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years, rising through the ranks to become the Fire Chief in January 2011,… Read more »

2020 Santa Run Schedule

RVFD is pleased to announce the 2020 Santa Run schedule. Santa and other fire trucks will visit various neighborhoods in the Rockville area to welcome the Christmas season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to stop along the route or pass out candy canes as in previous years. Come to your window or come to the curb and wave to Santa as we pass through your neighborhood. Be sure to wear a mask and maintain your… Read more »

Rockville Chamber of Commerce Honors RVFD Volunteers

The 2020 Rockville Public Safety Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce,  was held a little differently this year. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the usual ceremony, typically held in June. Instead award presentations were held separately for each public safety agency in Rockville at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza on Sept 9, 2020. Awards were presented to personnel from the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Rockville City Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Montgomery County Department of Corrections… Read more »