News and Events

Updated Maryland Smoke Detector Law in Effect

The final phase of Maryland’s revised smoke detector law requiring homeowners to replace their older-style removable battery detectors with the newer sealed-in battery detectors went into effect on January 1, 2018. For more information about this law, click here. The law originally went into effect in 2013 and outlines a phased-in approach that started with new construction. The final phase affects all smoke detectors in all homes. The sealed battery detectors do not require or allow battery replacement or removal. After… Read more »

RVFD Volunteers Participate in the “Every 15 Minutes” Program

EVERY 15 MINUTES A PERSON IS KILLED IN A DRUNK DRIVING RELATED COLLISION. Rockville Volunteers have made it their goal to help reduce the chance of injury or death from alcohol related collisions. This week, RVFD members participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” Program at Quince Orchard High School. Over the past 20 years the RVFD has participated in this very important program at every high school within our response area. During the program students are placed in a mock… Read more »

2019 Officers Sworn In

Rockville City Councilmembers Virginia Onley and Mark Pierzchala swore in the newly elected and appointed RVFD officers for 2019 at the membership meeting held on January 30, 2019. Those sworn in include: Fire Chief – James Vagonis First Deputy Fire Chief – Craig Lazar Deputy Chiefs – Jonathan Berry, William Dunn, Scott Emmons and Christopher Hinde Assistant Chiefs – Leonard Chornock and Russell Dawson Captains – Stephen Fay, Avital Graves, Robert James, James Seavey, Raymond Whalen Lieutenants – Robert Cousins,… Read more »

RVFD Announces Purchase of New Aerial Tower

RVFD is proud to announce the purchase of a new Seagrave Fire Apparatus – 95′ Aerialscope Tower Ladder. This new unit will serve as Tower 703 running out of RVFD Station 3 located at 380 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Our most sincere thank you to our sales representative, Tim Massey of 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service, for going above and beyond for the RVFD. The new Tower Ladder 3 replaces a 2007 Pierce rear-mount all-steer tower owned by Montgomery County, MD. The new unit is custom designed… Read more »

Fire Damages Day Care Center

January 27, 2019 – RVFD and MCFRS units battled heavy fire and cold weather conditions on Sunday that damaged the Georgetown Hill Early School located at the Woodley Gardens Swim Club on Nelson St. E703B and AT723 were originally dispatched at 8:15pm for an automatic fire alarm. When E703 arrived, they found heavy fire extending through the roof of the day care school and requested to have Montgomery County ECC fill out the box alarm assignment. ECC also alerted the… Read more »

2018 Run Statistics

RVFD had another busy year in 2018. Response statistics are now available. Station Responses (incidents) Station 3 7,381 Station 23 6,556 Station 31 3,498 Station 33 2,604 20,039     Unit Responses  Station 3 EMS Units A703-3021 A703B-856 A703C-398 ALS703-760 M703-2018 TOTAL-7053 Station 3 Fire Units AT703-2079 E703-1506 E703B-1486 RS703-1371 SU703-57 TOTAL-6499 Station 23 EMS Units A723-3024 M723-2780 TOTAL-5804 Station 23 Fire Units AT723-2125 E723-245 PAT723-55 PE723-2757 T723-128 TOTAL-5310 Station 31 EMS Unit A731 – 3 M731-2013 TOTAL-2068 Station 31… Read more »

Donate Your Old Vehicle

RVFD happily accepts donation of old vehicles. Donated vehicles are used for training purposes and are not re-sold. Once donated, RVFD is fully responsible for disposal. All vehicle donations are tax deductible. To donate a vehicle to RVFD, please send an email to vehicle-donations@rvfd.org with your name, contact information, year and type of vehicle and whether it runs or not. You will be contacted for further information regarding the donation. All photos by Ed Tenney In preparing for your donation,… Read more »

RVFD at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

October 6 and 7, 2018 marked the 37th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held at the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg, MD. The event was a chance for families, friends and colleagues to grieve and honor their loved ones killed in the line of duty in 2017. The names of each of the 80 firefighters killed in 2017, along with the names of 23 firefighters who died in previous years, were added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Captain… Read more »

Council Recognizes Exceptional Service by RVFD and MCFRS

June 5, 2018 – Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and the other members of the Rockville City Council presented certificates of recognition to the RVFD and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting on June 4, 2018. The departments were recognized for their exceptional service rendered to the community during and after a large fire at the Fireside Park Apartments on February 2, 2018. The fire was reported around 1:30pm on February 2, 2018. While enroute to the… Read more »

2017 Run Statistics

RVFD had another busy year in 2017. Response statistics are now available. Station Responses Station 3 9618 Station 23 7922 Station 31 3883 Station 33 2904     Unit Responses  Station 3 EMS Units A703-3076 A703B-819 A703C-307 ALS703-673 M703-2049 TOTAL-6924 Station 3 Fire Units AT703-1829 E703-149 E703B-314 PAT703-96 PE703-699 PE703B-1897 PRS703-107 RS703-1631 SU703-51 T703-14 TOTAL-6787 Station 23 EMS Units A723-3022 M723-2690 TOTAL-5712 Station 23 Fire Units AT723-1963 E723-206 PAT723-23 PE723-2592 T723-73 TOTAL-4857 Station 31 EMS Unit M731-2041 Station 31 Fire… Read more »