RVFD New Engine

The RVFD is proud to place in service it’s 2015 Pierce Arrow 1500GPM single stage pumper. The unit is a fully equipped class A pumper with a compressed air foam system (CAFS). The unit will be designated as Engine 703B. The engine has two 1 3/4″ cross-lays, a front bumper “trash line” with 150′ of 1 1/2′ hose, 2000 feet of 4″ supply line, a 400′ 2″ attack line, a 250′ 2 1/2″ attack line and 300′ of 3″ hose for… Read more »

Fatal Collision in N. Potomac

June 25, 2016 – At approximately 11:52 p.m., RVFD units responded to a reported collision in the 13800 block of Dufief Mill Road. First arriving units found a vehicle overturned in the front driveway of a house about 40 feet from the road. Crews determined there were four occupants, one out of the vehicle and three trapped inside. Personnel from RS703 and T731 used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate one occupant, who was transported to a local trauma center with life-threatening… Read more »

Kentlands House Fire Injures Firefighters

May 14, 2015 – Five firefighters suffered minor injuries at a house fire in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg after the roof and part of the second floor ceiling collapsed while they were working to extinguish the fire. RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched to a reported house fire on Leeks Lot Way at about 1am. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from the attic and roof. Montgomery County emergency communications sent the rapid intervention dispatch. A second alarm… Read more »

House Fire in Derwood

February 20, 2015 – RVFD and MCFRS units were alerted at 7:27p for a reported house on fire in the vicinity of Derwood St and Yellowstone Way. Due to multiple calls, Montgomery County emergency communications sent the rapid intervention dispatch. RS703 arrived and found a 2 1/2 story single family home with heavy fire showing. Company 3 and 28 units attached the fire and brought it under control. Due to the severe weather conditions and extreme cold, a task force… Read more »

Townhouse Fire in N. Potomac

February 6, 2015 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 8:42p for a reported house fire in the area of Prairie Landing Way and Devereaux Terr. While units were responding, Montgomery County Communications advised the corrected address was on Prairie Landing Ct. and since they had multiple calls, they were sending the rapid intervention assignment. B/C703 arrived in the area and reported a townhouse with fire showing in the rear and requested a task force. E732, E703 and AT708… Read more »

RVFD Purchases New Engine

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is please to announce we have contracted with Pierce Manufacturing to purchase a new pumper. The new pumper will be an Arrow XT model with the following specifications: 1500 gpm pump Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) 750 gal. tank 2,000 ft of 4″ supply line 2-cross-lays 400′ 1 3/4″ hose 300′ 2″ hose 250′ of 2 1/2″ hose 150 ft booster reel Six person cab Safety features that meet current NFPA 11901 Rollover protection –… Read more »

Fire Damages Church Offices

January 10, 2015 – RVFD and MCFRS units were alerted at 8:05a for reported smoke in a building adjacent to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church on Montrose Rd. First arriving units found fire showing from the attic area of a church office building next to the main church. E723’s crew attacked the fire from the inside and were later assisted by other units. Crews deployed salvage covers in the offices on the main floor of the building to protect the equipment…. Read more »

Christmas Holiday Keeps Volunteers Busy

December 26, 2014 – Rockville Volunteers had a very busy Christmas Holiday.  Just after 5pm on Christmas Day, Company 3 units were alerted for the reported townhouse on fire in the vicinity of Victory Farm Dr. & Girard St. in Gaithersburg.  While responding, Montgomery County Communications updated the location to an address onAnna Ct.  First arriving units found a quad group of townhouses with fire showing from the second floor.  Engine 703 deployed a hand line to the rear and… Read more »

Multiple Fire Calls

December 4, 2014 – With the cold weather, there is a rise in the number of fire calls to which RVFD responds. The past couple of weeks have been no different. November 20, 2014 – Units from RVFD Stations 3, 23 and 33 respondedm along with other MCFRS units for a reported house fire on S. Horners Lane in the Maryvale neighborhood. Company 3 arrived to find significant fire conditions in a single family home. Units mounted an aggressive interior attack, however… Read more »