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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 »

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 »