Chief's Blog

Monday, September 1, 2014

MCVFRA Recruiting Video

Looking for something meaningful to do to give back to your community? From our partners at the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recruit Class 39 getting sworn in by County Executive Leggett (video)

Earlier today, 69 members of Recruit Class 39 were sworn in after completing 25 weeks of intense training. The class was one of the largest gradating classes in the history of the department.

Welcome aboard to our newest Firefighters!

House Fire In Silver Spring

Last evening at approximately 1700 hours, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue responded to the 10800 block of Keller Street in Silver Spring for the house fire. Engine 718 arrived on scene to find a 2 story cape cod style home with heavy fire showing from the front of the house.

One adult occupant of the home, who was in the basement at the time, was alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm and safely exited the home.

Firefighters initiated an interior attack on the fire which had already extended to the second floor. While actively engaged in fire fighting on the first and second floor, Command requested an evacuation of the building due to deteriorating conditions. After regrouping, firefighters reentered the building and extinguished the fire.

A total of approximately 75 firefighters responded to the scene. Two occupants of the home were displaced and not injured while four cats are missing. Damage estimates of $450K to the structure and $200K to contents.  Origin of the fire was the first floor kitchen area with the cause listed as undetermined, most likely accidental.

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