RVFD – 2023 Year in Review

– – 2023 with Rockville VFD Co. 3 

In our 102nd year of service to the community, Company 3 responded to 7,786 incidents with unit responses totaling 14,662. RVFD concluded the year with 220 operational volunteers and a membership of over 340. In addition to answering thousands of calls for service, 2023 was a year full of highlights.
  • Rockville members lobbied in Annapolis & on Capitol Hill on a variety of topics including maintaining the SAFER & Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs.
  • RVFD placed in service a new Seagrave Marauder Engine as E703. The unit is dedicated to Fire Chief Scott E. Emmons who devoted his life to public safety in the Washington Metropolitan region. E703 was featured on display by Seagrave Fire Apparatus at over a dozen fire department conferences.
  • Rockville Volunteers expanded service delivery to the community by adding an additional BLS transport unit, A733B at our Falls Rd Station 33. This unit is intended as a rapidly deployable resource during surges in EMS call volume within Montgomery County.
  • A group of our volunteers and their families traveled to visit our sister city in Pinneberg, Germany. Our hosts from the Pinneberg Volunteer Fire Department prepared an incredibly memorable trip for our members. We are beyond proud of our over 30 years of friendship between the two departments.
  • #Rockville #Volunteers also participated in thousands of hours of hands on training. We again hosted our annual Rescue Weekend in conjunction with Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. This annual event provides realistic training for members from both departments as well as participants from throughout the country.
  • RVFD conducted the annual Engine Company skills weekend at the MCFRS training academy & Truck Company Ops weekend at an acquired commercial structure.
  • Rockville hosted the annual EMS Symposium, bringing clinicians from all over the county, reviewing topics from multiple guest lecturers.
  • Rockville Volunteers also attended multiple training conferences throughout the country.

In the future, RVFD looks forward to…

…continuing to be an integral part of not only our community but the greater fire service community as a whole!
…continuing to provide unmatched training opportunities, bettering ourselves at our craft!
…continuing to provide quality fire suppression and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Rockville and surrounding Montgomery County, Maryland!
You can be a part of the experience of a lifetime in no time!
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