Townhouse Fire in Potomac

July 7, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at about 10p for a reported townhouse fire on Greenleaf Ave. in Potomac. Upon arrival, B/C703 reported a center of the row townhouse with fire showing from the rear of the structure. Due to multiple calls, MoCo communications had already sent the rapid intervention dispatch. Units found fire on the second floor and in the attic area as well as on the exterior of the structure. While companies were preparing to… Read more »

RVFD Sponsored Youth Baseball Team Wins Championship

June 16, 2014 – Members of the RVFD-sponsored youth baseball team, stopped by Station 3 to present the game ball to Captain Jon Berry and members of the Monday night shift after winning their division’s championship. The team, playing in the Midget American Division of the Rockville Baseball Association, finished with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses. The game ball will be on display at Station 3. Read more »

Upper Rock Circle – The Aftermath

June 8, 2014 – On April 1, 2014 RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched to building fire on Upper Rock Circle in the King Farm area of Rockville. Upon arrival, units found a large apartment complex that was still under construction, with heavy fire on the upper floors. The fire was brought under control after several hours of master and elevated stream water application. The likely cause was determined to be a kerosene heater being used to help cure concrete…. Read more »

Drafting/Master Stream/PFD Drill and Answering the Challenge

May 31, 2014 – Thursday Shift and others standing duty on Saturday night participated in a drafting and master stream drill that included use of personal flotation devices (PFD) when they also answered the Cold Water Challenge from the Freiwillege Feuerwehr Pinneberg, the volunteer fire department from Rockville’s Sister City, Pinneberg, Germany. The drill consisted of hooking up drafting hoses to two engines, drafting water from a pond and then flowing master streams back into the pond. Drafting is used… Read more »

Fire Destroys Monument St. House

May 1, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 3:30p for a reported house on fire on Monument St. in Rockville. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from the entire roof above the attached garage. The RID and a task force were requested. Further assessment showed the kitchen and a family room area to the rear of the garage were also fully involved in flames and that fire had extended into the main part of the house,… Read more »

I-270 Bus Fire

April 30, 2014 – RVFD units from Stations 23 and 33 were dispatched to a reported bus fire on southbound Interstate 270 near the split to the I-270 spur. Arriving units found a school bus with the engine compartment fully involved in flames. Crews quickly extinguished the fire using a water/foam combination. There were no children on the private school bus. Rush hour traffic in both directions was impacted. Units responding: E733, E723, AT723, M723, C703C, MCFRS Operations Chief Read more »

House Fire in N. Potomac

April 24, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 10:39p for a reported house fire on Rollinmead Dr. in N. Potomac. First arriving units found a large single family home with heavy fire showing from the roof. The rapid intervention dispatch had already been sent by Montgomery County Fire Communications, indicating a working fire. Shortly after arrival, command requested a second alarm. Hand-held and aerial master streams were utilized to extinguish the fire. The home suffered heavy damage. For… Read more »

2-Alarm Fire Destroy Carpentry Shop

April 14, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 9:10a for a reported building fire in the 1000 block of Taft St. While units were responding, Montgomery County 911 dispatch reported multiple calls indicating a working fire and they were sending the rapid intervention dispatch. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of a one-story carpentry shop. A task force was requested. Shortly after units arrived, a flashover occurred. A flashover is a… Read more »

RVFD Sponsors Youth Baseball Team

April 12, 2014 – Opening day for the Rockville Baseball Association saw the RVFD sponsored team face the Snap-On Tools team at Monument Park. Despite valiant hitting and fielding, the RVFD team lost their opener, 9-6. The Snap-On Tools team trailed most of the game, but staged a fierce rally in the sixth (of 7) inning to take the lead. RVFD has been a proud sponsor of the team for several years and looks forward to a winning season. The RVFD… Read more »

Pine View La. House Fire

April 11, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 4:43pm for a reported house fire on Pine View La. in N. Potomac. While units were responding, Montgomery 911 communications advised they had received several calls and were sending the rapid intervention dispatch indicating a working fire with possibly an unknown number of persons still in the house. E732 arrived and reported heavy fire from the roof and rear of a large 2-story single family home and all persons… Read more »