Small Fire at City Facility

February 27, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units responded to a reported building fire at a City of Rockville facility on the Glenview Mansion property. RS703, the first arriving unit, reported smoke showing and the rapid intervention group was dispatched. The crew then found a small fire in a bathroom of one of the workshops. The fire was quickly extinguished and no extension was found. The cause appeared to be a plastic mop bucket placed too close to an electric… Read more »

Two Vehicle Collision

February 22, 2014 – RVFD units responded to a reported collision at W. Montgomery Ave. and Research Blvd. Units found two vehicles involved with one driver trapped in the vehicle due to the impact on the driver’s door. While waiting for the rescue squad to arrive, E731’s crew was able to pry the door open and the driver was extricated. After evaluation, the driver was transported to a local trauma center. The other driver was uninjured. Units responding – A732,… Read more »

2-Alarm Fire in South Rockville

February 12, 2013 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched just after 6am to a Washington Gas repair truck dispatch facility on Nebel St. in south Rockville. First arriving units found heavy fire inside the garage with vehicles on fire. A second alarm was requested. After initially fighting the blaze with handlines, command determined a defensive attack with master streams was necessary. In addition to the vehicle fires, tires stored inside the garage were also involved. More details will be… Read more »

Collision With Overturned Vehicle

February 11, 2014 – RVFD units responded to a single vehicle collision on Wooten Pkwy. Arriving units found a single vehicle on its side with the driver trapped. After stabilizing the vehicle, the crew from RS703, assisted by E703B, removed the roof and extricated the driver, who appearde to have only minor injuries. Responding units: M703, RS703, E703B, B/C703, C703C. Read more »

Driver Pinned in Collision

February 6, 2014 – RVFD units responded to a report of a collision with one pinned on Bou Ave. in south Rockville. Upon arrival, Station 23 units found a single vehicle that had struck a tree at high speed, pinning the driver. RS703’s crew with assistance from Station 223 units, cut away the driver’s door and used a hydraulic ram to push the dashboard away from the victim. The victim was transported to a local trauma center by M723. Responding… Read more »

RVFD Firefighter Promotes Volunteerism in Brazil

February 9, 2014 – While vacationing with his family in Brazil in 2009, RVFD volunteer firefighter Ricardo Guerreiro Costa witnessed a serious collision involving a car and motorcycle. He stopped to render aid, along with other bystanders. Ricardo remained on the scene for 30 minutes and although local police were there, no ambulance had arrived. His inability to further assist the injured motorcyclist and the frustration of having no ambulance respond prompted him to join RVFD where he became a… Read more »

Cold Weather Taxes Resources

January 8, 2014 – The recent cold weather in the Rockville area, that say temperatures drop below 0 degrees, greatly taxed fire and rescue services. Throughout Montgomery County, calls were received for water issues related to broken water pipes, fire alarms triggered due to broken sprinkler pipes and medical calls for falls due to ice. On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 RVFD Station 3 responded to 67 incident in 24 hours, believed to be a record number of calls in one… Read more »

Annual Awards Ceremony Held

January 4, 2013 – RVFD held its annual award ceremony at the Apollo Restaurant in Rockville. The awards presented to volunteer members for their service included: Distinguished Service Award – presented to a member with at least 20 years of service who has contributed in multiple ways during their entire volunteer service time.  Deputy Chief Leonard Chornock  Chief’s Award – presented to a member who has contributed during the year above and beyond expectations to the department’s operations. Deputy Chief… Read more »

2013 Run Statistics

Run statistics for RVFD stations and Station 3 units for 2013 Incidents: Station 3 – 10,097 Station 23 – 7,487 Station 31 – 4,310 Station 33 – 2,826 Runs by unit at Station 3 A703 – 3,153 A703B – 482 M703 – 3,148 E703 – 3,347 E703B – 246 RS703 – 1,859 AT703 – 2,163 Read more »

I270 Collision

December 29, 2013 – RVFD and other MCFRS units responded to a collision on Northbound I270 between the split and Montrose Rd. Arriving first, E703 reported one vehicle into the center jersey barrier with two possible traumas and four other involved vehicles in the right shoulder lanes. Due to the spread out nature of the incident, northbound I270 was closed for a period of time. Crews began treatment and removal of the two victims in the one vehicle. Evaluation of… Read more »