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Training Day for RVFD

RVFD members participate in training almost every day. Some attend classes at the Montgomery County Public Service Training Academy (PSTA), some attend outside conferences or seminars and most participate in training on their duty shift. Occasionally special training is conducted, such as on Saturday June 11, 2022 when RVFD members went to the Maryland Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI) in College Park to improve their skills during a “live burn”. A live burn is an exercise where members can experience live fire… Read more »

Rockville Chamber Honors RVFD Volunteers

The Rockville Chamber of Commerce honored several RVFD volunteers at their annual Public Safety Awards ceremony held on Wednesday June 8, 2022. The award ceremony, now in its 33rd years, recognizes the outstanding achievements by the members of the public safety agencies based in the City of Rockville, which include RVFD, Rockville City Police, Montgomery County Sheriffs and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. RVFD volunteers who were honored were: Distinguished Service Citation – Master Medical Attendant Albert Tang… Read more »

Rockville’s One-Man Fire Department Webinar

Check out Montgomery History‘s upcoming webinar – George W. Meads: “Rockville’s One-Man Fire Department.” From 1895 through 1920, Prior to the founding of the RVFD, the volunteer fire department in Rockville consisted of a dedicated group of civic-minded Black men led by the first Fire Chief in the town’s history: George Meads. Archivist Sarah Hedlund relates the story of Meads’s extraordinary life as a fireman, deputy sheriff, school trustee, entrepreneur, and family man, intertwined with the early history of firefighting… Read more »

Death Announcement and Donation Info – Earle “Benny” Poole

It is with profound sadness that RVFD announces the death of Life Member and past President Earle B. “Benny” Poole at the age of 83. Mr. Poole joined RVFD on March 27, 1957 and served as President in 1996. In addition to his volunteer contribution to RVFD, Mr. Poole was hired by RVFD in March 1963 and assigned to Station 223 when it opened the same year. He left RVFD’s employ in 1964 and went to work for Montgomery Count… Read more »

Change Your Clock – Check or Change Your Smoke Detector

Standard Time starts at 2:00am on Sunday November 7, 2021 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 »

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 »