Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

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On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 3rd and 4th battalions responded to the apartment fire on the Leisure World campus in Aspen Hill.  Units arrived to find heavy smoke showing from an apartment building and fire showing on all 3 levels of the structure.

The assignment was quickly upgraded to a rapid intervention dispatch along with two task force alarms (a 2nd alarm equivalent).  More than 75 firefighters were on the scene at the height of the incident.  The bulk of the fire was knocked quickly but heavy smoke remained and firefighters chased hot spots and performed overhaul for hours after the initial call.

Multiple units of the building were damaged and 11 residents were displaced.

Thanks to the MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer for sharing the photo of Truck 725 working upon arrival with smoke showing.  I arrived once bulk of fire was knocked.

For more details and information about the fire see the following blog post via MCFRS:

There is also an MCFRS gallery here:

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units were alerted to the house fire on Tuesday afternoon  (6/2/15) on Coltfield Ct. in Gaithersburg.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire and smoke showing from an end of the row townhouse.  The fire extended through two additional town house units in the row, with heavy fire load in the ceilings and walls, causing significant structural damage.  The rapid intervention and a working fire task force were dispatched quickly, and a 2nd alarm was sounded to bring more manpower and relief crews.

Units from the 3rd and 5th Battalions operated for a few hours to get the fire completely knocked and to perform overhaul.

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firemen overhaul fire scene and chase hot spots

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue (MD) units from the 3rd and 4th Battalions were alerted to a house fire early Friday morning.  First arriving units encountered heavy fire showing from a large, single-family home. Crews initiated a fire attack knocking down the fire quickly.  The fire was in a non-hydranted area of the Derwood section of the county, and firefighters utilized tankers and a folding supply tank to provide water for the firefight.  Command was held by BC 703 and 704.

Firefighters worked for several hours chasing hotspots and performing overhaul.  The canteen unit from Laytonsville (Co. 17) provided refreshments and hydration for the firefighting crews.

Here are some of my photos along with 2 photos by MCFRS Chief Public Information Officer Pete Piringer.

More photos will be available for viewing on my Flickr:

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 3rd and 5th battalions, plus units from NIST, were toned out for fire in a shop, on Thursday, March 19, on Oakmont Ave. in Gaithersburg.  First arriving units reported a commercial auto repair shop building fully involved.  The working fire assignment and a rapid intervention dispatch was quickly filled.  Firefighters were ordered to use defensive operations due to the amount of fire in the structure.  Aerial tower ladders were deployed to protect exposures and the multiple vehicles surrounding the building.

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units were alerted to the house fire on Hillmead Road in Bethesda (MD) on Feb. 19.  Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad 741 was first due and the first unit on the scene.  They reported smoke showing on arrival and requested the rapid intervention dispatch (RID) and the fire task force.

Heavy fire was encountered in the basement of the house fed by a natural gas meter.  While first responding units went into fire attack mode, a 2nd alarm was ordered.  Battalion 702 took command, and units from multiple battalions in the county worked the fire.  A MAB (Medical Ambulance Bus) unit, the Kensington Canteen unit, and a Mobile Air Unit responded to provide rehab, hydration, and to refill air packs.  An extended overhaul took place.  I arrived after the 2nd alarm was struck and took photos of the units and crews on the scene.

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Pierce tractor drawn aerial Cabin John Park VFD

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More of my photos from the scene are on my Flickr stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/

More photos and a write-up by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad can be viewed via their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/BCCRS

Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick County units responded to the house fire on Kemptown Road near Damascus, Maryland on January 10.  Units arrived to find heavy fire showing from the house.  The fire extended into the balloon frame construction making it a challenging blaze to fight.  With temps near freezing, MCFRS had their Medical Ambulance Bus respond to provide a rehab area and warmth for the firefighters.  The canteen unit from Laytonsville Company 17 was on the scene to provide refreshments and hot coffee to the crews.

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 3rd and 4th battalions were alerted to the house fire on Paul Drive in Rockville towards the tail end of the evening rush hour on Friday.  First arriving units reported the working fire with fire showing from the 2nd floor.  The working fire dispatch was sounded, followed quickly by the RIT alert/alarm.

Firefighters from Rockville companies 3, 23 and 33; Kensington Company 5; and 25; and Rescue 2 (Wheaton) battled the fire.  Firefighters rescued a puppy from the house and the dog was quickly returned to its owner, shaken but unharmed.

Chiefs 5 and 703 had command.

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More photos can be viewed on my Flickr:

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