It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Deputy Chief Scott Eric Emmons at the age of 48 from complications after a medical event he suffered on February 6, 2021. Chief Emmons joined the RVFD on May 29, 1991 as a student live-in at Station 31. Originally form Wallingford, CT, Chief Emmons served the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years, rising through the ranks to become the Fire Chief in January 2011, an office he held until August of 2017. Following his tenure as fire chief, Chief Emmons continued to serve the Department as a deputy chief.
Chief Emmons joined the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department in 1997, where he was currently serving as a detective assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Chief Emmons was well known in the fire service, and well respected by all that had the privilege to know and work alongside him. He was a friend to all of us and a mentor to many, we love you Scott and will miss you more than words can express.
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Please keep the Emmons family, his friends and all the members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers as we all deal with this tragic loss.