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KVFD Places a New Engine in Service

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 well!




     
Nearly 200 years of experience in that first Engine 705B crew

Nearly 200 years of experience in that
      first Engine 705B crew

KVFDF 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.

KVFDF 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.



 

First Fire

Monday, April 14, 2014 09:10 Well it only took our new engine roughly 45 hours to go to its first fire. E705, E705B were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Taft Street in Rockville on the 2nd alarm. Units from Company 3 (Rockville) encountered heavy fire from a carpentry shop upon arrival. BC703 (Davis) arrived on the scene and assumed the command. Chief 705 (Heflin) arrived and was assigned to the Delta 1 exposure. Units operated for six hours before returning to service. 0307 * BOX ALARM * 1000 Blk TAFT ST ,RO * E703 PE723 PE732 PE721 PE733 T725 AT723 RS703 A723 D3 D5 BC703 BC704 CWFULL INV CEALRM TG7C 0307 * BOX ALARM * 1000 Blk TAFT ST ,RO * RID RS742B M742 REDX INV CWFULL WIG 0307 * BOX ALARM * 1000 Blk TAFT ST ,RO * TF PE725 PE728 T740 AR733 CT733 WIG CWFULL 2nd * 0307 * BOX ALARM * 1000 Blk TAFT ST ,RO * 2ND E726 E740 PE718 E705 T731 AT718 M742E AR716 CT740 EMS D3 INV REDX CP727 CWEMS E705B

     



 

Grill Safety Tips

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.

• Propane & charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

• The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

• Keep children and pets away from the grill area.

• Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

• Never leave your grill unattended.

Charcoal grills

• There are several ways to get the charcoal rea... [ more ]

   


 

Honors to Our Own Marcine Goodloe

KVFD is proud that again, on March 14th, one of our own was honored by the Montgomery Co. Chamber of Commerce at the 40th Public Safety Awards Luncheon with the Chief Leslie B. Thompson Community Service Award.

Marcine Goodloe’s commitment to the fire service and the Montgomery Co. Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assn (MCVFRA) is without peer. After a full and robust career in the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service as the Executive Secretary for DFRS, she served as Executive Director for the Fire Rescue Commission. After her retirement, she continued to actively serve in KVFD and as President of the MCVFRA.

In addition to working tirelessly on legislative matters at County and State levels, Marcine is currently serving an unprecedented tenth term as MCVFRA President.

KVFD salutes Marcine Goodloe who shows us every day that excellence in leadership is not just a once in a while thing.

   


 

Building Fire

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 06:11 On Wednesday Morning, units from Montgomery County and Kensington responded to the Washington Gas facility located in the 11800 Block of Nebel Street in Rockville.

First arriving units, from Rockville Company 23, found a working fire inside the "shop" area of the facility.  Upon further investigation the units from Company 23 found multiple natural gas fueled auto's on fire inside in the building.  Chief 705 (Heflin) arrived on the scene and assumed the command.  Due to the reports of explosions inside the building, the heavy fire load and the close proximity of other buildings, command requested a second alarm.   

Initial: PE723 PE721 E705 PE718 E726 AT723 AT718 RS742B A723 BC702 (Doyle) BC704 (Deibler/Polikoff) C705 (Heflin) K705D (Connell)

RID: RS703 AT703 M723

2ND: PE703B E720 PE725 PE719 AT751 T725 M742 Air716 Canteen 733


 

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First Annual Chili Cook Off

Sunday, February 9, 2014 1600 On Sunday February 9th, The Town of Kensington hosted its first annual Chili Cook Off.  Who better to judge a cook off in the town, then its very own firefighters?  The event was a huge success bringing in over 200 people despite the bad weather.  As always, we cannot wait till the spring when we can get out and enjoy our town with our neighbors!

     



 

Back to Basics Training

Saturday, February 1, 2014 0800 Thanks to Deputy Fire Chief Carter, members spent this Saturday Morning conducting three different "back to basics" scenarios.   Members went rotated through; a hose line down the stairs, then having to force a door in poor visibility; a metal cutting station; and finally and downed firefighter and rapid intervention drill.  All members successfully completed the training and we even had some time to show our EMS members how to force a door. 

During the afternoon, MFF Oudshoorn conducted an engine company operators test for FF Hussain.  FF Hussain successfully completed this exam, and is now well on his way to becoming our newest Engine Company Driver.  

     



 

House Fire

Saturday, January 25, 2014 0800 4100 Block of Queen Mary Drive Around 0800 units were dispatched to the 4100 block of Queen Mary Drive in Olney for the report of a house fire. E740 arrived to find fire showing from the garage. A quick knock was made and units checked for extension on the second floor. BC704 (Howard) arrived and assumed command. 4016 * BOX ALARM * 4100 Block QUEEN MARY DR ,MCG * E740 PE704 PE725 PE717 PE728 T740 T725 RS717 A740 BC704 BC701 D4 D5 CWFULL INV CEALRM TG7C AT718 C705B (Jones) K705D (Connell) 4016 * BOX ALARM * 4100 Block QUEEN MARY DR ,MCG * RID AT703 RS703 M704 REDX INV CWFULL WIG MAB726

     



 

NEW KVFD OFFICERS

Wednesday, January 22, 2014  KVFD is proud to announce the election of three new officers.

Past President Steven R. Semler, Esq. will be returning for a new term of office as President.

Arthur M. Hawkiins was elected to the Board of Directors as Station 5 Representative.

Jeffrey M. Sano was elected to the Trial  Board.

Congratulations and Good Luck!



   


 

House Fire

Thursday, January 16, 2014 1800 4200 Block of Garrett Park Road

Shortly after 1800 on Wednesday January 15th units from Kensington and surrounding areas responded to a house fire in the 4200 Block of  Garrett Park Road in Veris Mill Village.  K705D (Dimopoulos) arrived to find a 1 1/2 story home with nothing evident, and established the inital command.  E705 found fire out in the kitchen and along with AT718 checked for extension.  Both units quickly isolated the power to the structure and completed a search.  After a few minutes command (BC704 Doyle) held the assignment with E705 and AT718

E705 PE723 PE718 PE725 PE719 AT723 AT718 RS742B A721 BC704 BC702 D5 D3 K705D (Dimopoulos)

     



 
 
 

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