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 »

Fire Safety Tip – Discard Fireplace Ashes Properly

Every year fire departments in the Washington, DC area respond to house fires caused by improperly discarded fireplace ashes. RVFD and MCFRS personnel have responded to multiple fires this winter causes by improperly discarded fireplace ashes. FACT: Many people don’t realize the length of time required for ashes to cool enough for disposal. Coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to reignite and start a fire for many days after the fire is out. The exact amount of… Read more »

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 »

Capt. Sander Cohen Funeral – Thank You

  The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all those who participated in the funeral services and procession for Capt. Sander Cohen. Capt. Cohen, a volunteer at RVFD, was also a Deputy Chief Maryland State Fire Marshall, was killed in the line-of-duty on Friday December 8, 2017. While a very sad day for Capt. Cohen’s family, friends and colleagues, both in the fire/rescue service and law enforcement communities, we took strength from the large show of support from… Read more »

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Rockville City Police and FOP Lodge 117, in partnership with Top Dog Services, are asking for community support in donating items to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.  Donations of personal hygiene items and other supplies will be accepted at Saint Mary’s Church, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland, from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017.  Donations will be loaded on a truck and delivered to the Houston area providing much… Read more »