Thursday, August 28, 2014 17:00
Career and Volunteer units from Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (Glenmont, Olde Town, The Village, and Aspen Hill), Silver Spring Fire Department (Montgomery Hills, Silver Spring, and Four Corners), Ft. Detrick Federal Fire Department, Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Inc., and Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department responded and operated for the report of a house fire.
Glenmont units arriv... [ more ]
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Friday, August 1, 2014
before midnight units from Kensington, Rockville, and surrounding areas
responded for the report of an apartment fire on Burnside Drive. The
Volunteer Duty Chief arrived to find fire showing from a second floor
apartment with the building not evacuated. Units made a quick knock of
the fire. Two occupants were transported to a hospital for burn
Thursday, July 31, 2014
We along with many other Volunteer Fire Departments
throughout the county have been playing a friendly summer league softball
season. Tonight culminated the series of Tuesday Night double headers
since April. We would like to
extend our congratulations to our neighbors at the Laytonsville District
Volunteer Fire Department for winning the league playoffs. After winning the division, we finished in second place for the playoffs, and canâ€™t wait
for next summer so we can try to come in first!
Friday, July 25, 2014
It is with sadness that we announce as of July 24, 2014
Glenmont Company 18 has been demolished.
As you are aware the state of Maryland had taken over the property to
make way for the impending roads project.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 2215
17800 Block of Georgia AveUnits from Kensington and surrounding areas responded to Sandy Spring for the report of a building fire in the 17800 Block of Georgia Ave. E740 arrived on the scene to find a Giant Food Trailer involved in fire. The trailer was connected to the building via the loading dock. E740 quickly called for a second alarm. Chief 705-Charlie (Connell) and BC704 (Howard-Richards) arrived simultaneously and BC704 established command. C705 (Heflin) arrived shortly after and was assigned to the interior group. Units on the inside found no fire extension however there was moderate smoke throughout. A quick knock of the trailer, and no extension allowed for the second alarm to be placed in service. Units cleared in about 3 hours.Initial: E740 PE704 PE725 PE717 PE728 T725 AT703 A725 C705 C705B C705C C704 BC704 BC703 VBC703RID: T71... [ more ]
Saturday, July 12, 2014 09:53
3300 block Harrell St (Box 1817)On Saturday morning units from Kensington and surrounding companies responded to the 3300 Block of Harrell Street for the report of a House Fire. Chief 705-Bravo (Jones) was first arriving and established the command. Units make quick work of the fire and were clearing by lunch time.Units: PE721 PE718 PE705B PE723 PE724 AT718 T725 RS742B A721 C705B BC704 BC702Rid: PAT719 RS703 A742B ALS742
Remember these safety tips
while enjoying your holiday safely.
in a safe location. Use grills outside in an open area.
Regardless of whether you use a propane or charcoal grill, never cook on a
wooden deck or within ten feet of a structure (e.g., your home). In addition,
do not grill in a garage, porch or other enclosed space. Make sure to keep your
grill in good working condition and remember to check propane grills for gas
leaks. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/1997/CPSC-Releases-Grill-Safety-Tips.
â€¢ Use fire pits properly. If you plan to
use a fire pit during your celebration, be sure to put out the fire completely
before leaving it unattended.
â€¢ Set campfires safely. If camping is on
your to-do list during the holiday weekend, make sure to only build campfi... [ more ]
Monday, April 14, 2014
Fire in the grill, under hot dogs, burgers and steaks, is a
welcome sight in the upcoming grilling season. But fire anywhere else can make your
summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.â€¢ Propane & charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.â€¢ The grill should be placed well away from the home,
deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.â€¢ Keep children and pets away from the grill area.â€¢ Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat
buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.â€¢ Never leave your grill unattended.Charcoal grills
â€¢ There are several ways to get the charcoal rea... [ more ]
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Kensington Volunteer Fire Dept is proud to dedicate our new 2014 Pierce Pumper Engine #705B at Station 5. This new pumper is dedicated to our late Deputy Fire Chief
Bob "BT" Tantardini and the $600K purchase was funded ENTIRELY from donations and the
hard work of members of KVFD.Our dedication ceremony included comments from our Town of Kensington Mayor Peter Fosselman, MD State Delegate Al Carr, President Steven R. Semler and Fire Chief Jayme Heflin.Following the blessing of the apparatus by KVFD Chaplin Tom Claxton, the first engine crew took possession of the engine. In that crew, nearly 200 years of experience and pride manned the seats of this extraordinary piece of firefighting gear.
Three cheers to the members of our Apparatus Committee as
Nearly 200 years of experience in that
first Engine 705B crew
KVFD Pres. Steven Semler, MD Delegate Al
Carr and Mayor Peter Fosselman join with
BT Tantardini's family and Chief Jayme
Heflin in dedicating the new Engine.
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