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 »

Multiple Collisions

Over the past week, RVFD units were dispatched on three serious collisions. Both fire/rescue and EMS crews met the different challenges of each incident. November 5, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units responded at 5:22p for reported overturned vehicle on I–270 north of the Muddy Branch Rd. overpass. Units found a two-car collision with one vehicle on its side. After stabilization, RS703’s crew removed a portion of the roof to access and remove the victim. I-270 northbound was shutdown for… Read more »

Ebola in the USA

October 2, 2014 – The ebola outbreak in West Africa has received a great deal of attention in the news media recently. On September 30, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported the first patient in the US to be identified with the disease. The patient had traveled from West Africa to visit relatives in the Dallas, TX area. Ebola, while very deadly, is difficult to transmit to others. Transmission can only occur after someone is sick, displaying the signs… Read more »

Fatal House Fire

September 4, 2014 – MCFRS and RVFD units were dispatched at 4:35a for a reported house fire on Iris St. in Rockville. First arriving units from Kensington VFD reported smoke showing from a single family home. Chief 705 assumed command and MoCo Communications dispatched the Rapid Intervention Group. Initial assessment revealed a fire in the basement that was gas fed and fire on the first floor. Command was notified that not all occupants were out of the house. RS703 was… Read more »