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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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!
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.
Monday, January 27, 2014
evening, the Fire Chief and Apparatus Committee traveled to Appleton, Wisconsin
for a "Post Paint" inspection of our new Pierce Aarow XT Pumper. When we arrived at the factory Monday morning, we were pleased to see the progress that has been made. Production is moving along quickly. Our final inspection is scheduled for February 26th and we expect delivery of the new pumper in early March. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the posted photos we took of the unit "in production."As always, thank you to our Sale Representative Rodney
Guessford of Atlantic Emergency Solutions and Pierce for their hospitality.
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
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!
Fire and Rescue offers the following tips as more cold weather arrives in the
area. With gusty winds and temps with wind chills predicted to drop well below
zero, itâ€™s important to be prepared, monitor the weather, be safe and take a
minute to check on elderly or home bound neighbors and friends. At Home
heaters space and ensure
at least 3 feet clearance from combustibles (anything that can burn). Dedicate
an outlet for the space heater and do not overload the electrical circuit.
Always stay in the room while a space heater is operating, turn it off when
leaving the area or room and follow manufacturer recommendations when using
space heaters.Firing up the
fireplace? Never discard
ashes inside or near the home. Let them completely cool down and place them in
a metal container outside and well away from the house, garage or decks or
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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)
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
As many of you are aware, Station 18 (Glenmont) is set to be moved this spring/summer. In preparation for that, the crews at Station 18 (Glenmont) have made this commemorative challenge coin. They are being sold for $10.00 and can be purchased by calling Station 18 (Glenmont) directly @ 301-929-8018 or by emailing Captain Rob Rutten (18C) @ Robert.Rutten@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov
Monday, January 13, 2014 12:30
11400 Block of Veirs Mill Road.Units from Kensington, Silver Spring, and Wheaton responded for the Large Vehicle Fire. First arriving units found the cab of a recycling truck on fire. BC704 (Howard) arrived and established the command. E705 and PE719 extinguished the fire quickly.
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