I270 Collision

December 29, 2013 – RVFD and other MCFRS units responded to a collision on Northbound I270 between the split and Montrose Rd. Arriving first, E703 reported one vehicle into the center jersey barrier with two possible traumas and four other involved vehicles in the right shoulder lanes. Due to the spread out nature of the incident, northbound I270 was closed for a period of time. Crews began treatment and removal of the two victims in the one vehicle. Evaluation of… Read more »

Collision with Fatality

December 28, 2013 – RVFD units responded to a collision at Maryland Ave. and Great Falls Rd. with a reported one pinned. C703 arrived first and reported a T-bone collision with one victim pinned in the front passenger seat who was in cardiac arrest due to trauma. The crew from E703 and M703 removed the victim through the driver’s side door and began immediate CPR. The victim was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. The… Read more »

Dryer Fire in Apartment

December 22, 2013 – RVFD units responded for a reported water leak in a garden style apartment. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke and requested the box alarm. AT703 found fire in a dryer on the fourth floor. They quickly extinguished the fire. Other arriving units conducted a search of the apartments, checked for any extension and ventilated the smoke. The fire was contained to the dryer and immediate area. No injuries were reported. Units responding: E703, E728, E708, E753,… Read more »

Saturday Afternoon House Fire

December 21, 2013 – RVFD and MCFRS units responded to a reported house fire on Baylor Ave. at 12:30p. While responding, communications advised they were starting the Rapid Intervention Dispatch indicating a likely working fire. First arriving units found a two-story single family home with smoke showing. Station 3 units entered through the front door and found fire and smoke in two areas on the first floor. Neighbors reported someone may still be in the house. RS703 crew conducted a… Read more »

Overturned Vehicle on I-270

December 7, 2013 – RVFD units responded to southbound I-270 CD lanes between Falls Rd. and Montrose Rd. for reported vehicle overturned. Units found one overturned car under the Wooten Pkwy overpass with one victim trapped inside. C703F established command. RS703’s crew stabilized the vehicle and used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the driver’s side doors allowing the victim to be removed. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Units responding: M703, RS703, E703, C703F, VDC700,… Read more »

RVFD Rescues Hockey Tournament

November 29, 2013 – RVFD Deputy Chief Jim Vagonis, along with his son Firefighter Candidate Justin Vagonis, came to the rescue of the International Silver Sticks Ice Hockey Tournament. Due to a water main break on Southlawn La., the Rockville Ice Arena had no water and the tournament was in danger of being cancelled. D/C Vagonis brought RE703B to the arena to provide water for maintaining the ice during the tournament, saving the day for young hockey players and their… Read more »

Fatal PIC on I270

November 12, 2013 – RVFD units were dispatched to Northbound I270 near the I370 overpass. for a reported collision with entrapment. Units found a two-vehicle collision with one person trapped in one of the car and a fatality in the other. RS703’s crew removed the door and “B” post and the driver was removed and transported to a local trauma center. The driver of the second vehicle was a fatality. Units responding: A703, M703, RS703, PE703 Read more »

RVFD Station 23 Celebrates 50 Years of Service

RVFD members, MCFRS career firefighters and retired firefighters gathered on November 6, 2013 to celebrate RVFD Station 23’s 50th anniversary. The station, at 121 Rollins Ave., began operation in 1963 when Rockville was a much different place. Originally housing an engine and ambulance, RVFD added an aerial tower in 1968. Today, the station houses a paramedic engine, an aerial tower, an ALS ambulance and a BLS ambulance. The station responds to almost 9,000 calls for service annually. For more photos… Read more »

RVFD Golf Tournament A Success

RVFD held its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament recently at Norbeck Country Club. Over 80 golfers enjoyed good weather at a great golf course while raising money to support RVFD’s mission of service to the community. RVFD would like to thank all who participated and especially our sponsors without whom the tournament would not have been as successful. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s tournament. For photos from the tournament by RVFD photographer Beverly Jensen, click here. Read more »