Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Claus will be visiting Kensington from Tuesday December 17th until Christmas
Eve, when he has to get back to the North Pole.
We have attached a Google map outline of where we will be each
night. Please keep in mind that Santa
will be riding on our fire trucks while he is in town and may have to go on a
call with us. We will do our best to
keep to this schedule, yet we want you to be aware that things (i.e. call
volume, weather conditions) could change with little or no notice. Santa and his Elves will be handing out candy
canes. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be
doing make ups of areas we missed. December 17thhttps://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhKA74eVH1lc.kBMmQzfKl7RQDecember 19th<... [ more ]
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Bright and early there rose such a clatter, that everyone ran for the windows to see what was the matter?100 children were anxious, parents were giddy, breakfast with Santa had come to our city.And what did we hear as he came into the engine bay but, "Merry Christmas to all!"There was talk of presents, glad tidings, naughty or nice, pancakes and cheer. Santa thanked Chief Heflin and all the KVFD elves that make the breakfast so special and he reminded us all that he will be riding through our streets again this Christmas season. (Look for the schedule above)Have a safe holiday season!
Monday, December 2, 2013
When you call 911 for help, KVFD needs to find your home quickly. If your house numbers are not visible from the street, this delays us from helping you.
Therefore, we would like you to consider the following recommendations:
â€˘ Have your house numbers at least 4â€ť in size and NOT in script.
â€˘ Have numbers read horizontal not vertical.
â€˘ Place numbers near the front door and close to the porch light.
â€˘ Make the numbers a contrasting color with front of house.
â€˘ Do not allow trees and shrubs to cover or block house numbers.
â€˘ Do not cover with holiday decorations.
If you do have the numbers painted on your curb, please keep cars from blocking them and do not cover with leaves.
Friday, November 22, 2013 1230
1300 Block of Winding Waye LaneOn Friday November 22 units from Kensington and surrounding areas responded for the report of a house fire in the 1300 block of Winding Waye Lane. Upon arrival on the scene, PE718 found a 2 story single family home with smoke showing from the front door. They encountered a single occupant out front suffering from smoke inhalation. PE718 and AT718 quickly located a working fire in the basement. A circle check revealed no exterior entrance to the basement, which forced the crews down the interior stairs. C705 (Heflin ) arrived shortly after BC704 (Polikoff), who had established command, and assigned C705 to the basement division supervisor. Crews made a quick knock on the fire and after overhaul operations were cleared. KVFD would like to thank Tim Knepp for use of his images.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Saturday November 16, 2013Engine 705 Bravo was loaded on to a low boy trailer and headed out west. On Monday November 11, 2013 the Board of Directors approved the sale of the 2005 Spartan/Crimson to the Clarkdale Fire Department, in Clarkdale Arizona.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Saturday November 16, 2013
The Officers and Members would like to congratulate the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad on successfully completing, and moving into their first new fire station.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
We want to take this opportunity to remember the life of past
KVFD member and District of Columbia Fire Department Sgt. John Carter. Sgt. Carter died
tragically on October 24, 1997, while fighting a fire on Kennedy St. NW in the
District of Columbia. John is the
brother to KVFD Deputy Fire Chief James Carter and uncle of KVFD Probationary
Member James Carter, Jr., and will forever be missed by his entire fire
Monday, October 21, 2013 18:06
4800 Block of Walbridge Street (St. Jude’s Catholic Church)
Around 1800 hours on Monday 10-21-13, units from Kensington, Wheaton, and Rockville were alerted to the 4800 block of Walbridge Street in company 21's first due. E721 arrived to find smoke coming from St. Jude's Catholic School. E721 established command and requested the RID and a Task Force. Once inside the school E721 found a fire in a utility room inside a science classroom. BC704 (Howard) arrived and assumed the command. Units extinguished the fire, checked for extension and overhauled.
Initial: E721 E725 E705 E703B E703 T725 AT718 RS742 M725 BC704 BC702 K705 (Connell) C705C (Jones)more ]
Sunday, October 20, 2013 0800
1100 Block of University Blvd. West
Units from Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Kensington responded to the 1100 Block of University Blvd West for a Carbon Monoxide Leak with multiple sick people. First arriving units found that a new boiler had been installed inside the building two days prior. After checking the entire structure, many levels had very high CO readings. It was determined that the newly installed boiler was the cause. The boiler was shut down and the building was ventilated to remove the CO. The EMS division evaluated the residents and transported several to a local hospital. BC701 had the command with C705 (Heflin) assisting at the command post.
(c) KVFD MFF Myron Kalfoglou
On September 11, 2001, many brave men and women answered the call to help those in need when two jet planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers. The NYC firefighters that day had to climb up tens of floors to help the hundreds and thousands of people that were injured and trapped by the flames and debris following the aftermath of the terrorist attack.
343 did not make it out alive. Their courage and bravery will always be admired. One way we honor and remember them is through a series of 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs that take place across the United States around the anniversary of September 11.
This year, I decided to participated in the commemorative 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that was organized by the IAFF Charitable Foundation along with Montgomery County, Maryland Local 1664. The event took place at the newly constructed North Bethesda Market Tower, located near White Flint Mall. The tower is the tall... [ more ]
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