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 »

New Ambulance Placed In Service

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce that our new ambulance, purchased with funds donated by the community and grants, has been placed in service. The unit, to be known as Ambulance 703B, was manufactured by Horton Emergency Vehicles on a Freightliner chassis. The ambulance, when fully equipped as a paramedic unit, cost about $275,000. RVFD would like to thank our community for the donations which made the purchase of this unit possible.   Read more »

I-270 Collision

June 27, 2013 – RVFD units responded to a collision on southbound Interstate 270 just prior to the Falls Rd. exit. The initial report was of one pinned in the vehicle. Chief 703 arrived first, established command and reported a 3-vehicle collision but no one pinned. A southbound vehicle apparently struck an unmarked MD State Police vehicle parked on the shoulder while the trooper was conducting a traffic stop. The trooper and one occupant of the stopped vehicle suffered minor… Read more »

Severe Weather Causes Widespread Damage

June 13, 2013 – A quick moving line of severe thunderstorms, that also spawned three tornadoes in Montgomery County, created widespread damage in several Rockville Neighborhoods. Those affected the worst were the West End, Lincoln Park and the area around Montrose Rd. Most of the damage was due to trees or large tree branches falling on houses or townhouses. Photos show some of the damage in the West End. Power was out in several other neighborhoods. Based on the forecast,… Read more »