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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




Welcome New Hires
Sunday, July 27, 2014 
F-271 would like to welcome Daniel Bowers for Andrews AFB, and Patrick Woodburn from NDW.

High Angle Rescue on Campus
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 
On Wednesday June 4th at approx. 11:00 hrs. Co. 51 was alerted to Building 10 for subjects hanging on the side of the building from ropes. Units arrived on the scene and confirmed 2 male subjects hanging from the buiding do to a window washer scaffolding collapse. C-751B arrived on the scene established Command and requested the Montgomery Co. High Angle Rescue Team to assist. AT-751 positioned themselves as close as they could and extended the aerial to the victims. AT-751 bucket crew (MFF Lowery, Tech. Leahy) were able to reach both victims one at a time and lower them into the bucket and cutting there harnesses. The victims were lowered to the ground and later transported to Suburban ER for an evaluation.

Good Job to ALL involved!!

Tower Runs 2nd Due on House Fire in Co. 30's Area
Saturday, May 24, 2014 
At 0835 AT-751 was dispatched 2nd due for the reported house fire at 7316 Masters Dr. in Co. 30's area. Initial crews arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing from the basement area. The attack crew made entry and reported a working fire in the basement.  AT-751 arrived and took there assignment on Division 1 and performed a primary search and began checking for extension. Crews worked on ventilating and overhaul for approx. 2 hours before being released by command.

Capt. Blair, MFF Daffron, MFF Weaver, Tech. Spencer 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 
The officer and members of F-271 would like to congatulate Tech. McMahon and his wife Caryn on the birth of there new son Daniel Joseph McMahon Jr. Daniel was born Thursday May 22nd and was 10lbs. 15oz. and 21in.

Hazmat Runs Mercury Spill in the County
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
HM-751 reponded to 11701 New Hampshire Ave (White Oak Library) for the Mercury Spill. HM-751 arrived on the scene and met with the school staff that advised they believed a student had spilled some Mercury on a school bus. HM-751 crew entered the bus with the Mercury analyzer and had readings of .010 with visible Mercury on the floor. HM-751 crew began clean up and assisted with evaluating the students for exposure. HM-751 remained on the scene for approx. 3 hours before being released by HM-728.

Capt. Blair, MFF James, MFF Weaver, Tech. Teagarden

Welcome, New Hires
Sunday, April 6, 2014 
    Local F-271 would like to welcome Mike Angus from Raven Rock FD, Mike Palatucci from Dover AFB FD, and Daniel Austill from Naval Support Thurmont.

E-751 & Hose Tender 751 Run 3 Alarm Building Fire
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
At approximatley 04:30 hrs E-751 & Hose Tender 751 were requested to respond to 40 Upper Rock Circle for the 3 alarm building fire. Units arrived on the scene and E-751supplied 400' of 5" hose to E-729. Hose Tender 751 reversed laid 1800' of 5" hose from E-726 who was supplying an Aerial Tower on side "C". Crews worked supplying water for about 6 hours until being released by Command.

MFF Pyles, Tech. Spencer, Tech Schomber, Tech. Gove

Electrical Fire on Campus
Friday, March 28, 2014 
At 14:26 units responded to building 49 for an electrical odor with smoke in the hallway. Units arrived on the scene and found smoke conditions on the 2nd floor. After investigating AT-751crew found a blown electrical bus in an electrical closet on the 2nd floor. After further investigating the crew found a water leak coming from the 4th floor that caused the electrical issue.Crews remained on the scene to assist with denying entry to the occupants due to limited power in the building. As of 18:00hrs the building was closed and no occupants were allowed to enter until maintenance fixed and restored the power to the building.

Gas Line Rupture on Campus
Friday, March 28, 2014 
At 12:39 units responded to 12 North Dr. (behind 15I &H) for the gas line rupture. Units arrived on the scene and was met by the contractor (Comcast) that advised they were digging an area around 15I by hand and struck a 1” gas line. AT-751 crew evacuated the buildings in the area and waited the arrival of Washington Gas. Washington Gas arrived and secured the gas line. AT-751 monitored the buildings in the area and found them to be clear of any IDLH. Washington Gas remained on the scene to repair the line.

Trash Truck Fire On Campus
Friday, March 28, 2014 
At around 10:14 this morning units responded to the B2 loading dock of Building 10 for a trash truck on fire. Units arrived on the scene and had an engine compartment fully involved. E-751, AT-751 crew extinguished the fire in the engine and passenger compartment. As a result of the damage to the truck motor oil and other fluids ran off on to the pavement and into a storm drain. Crews built a runoff collection point around the storm drain with absorbent. HM-751 responded to assist with absorbent pads and booms.

Best Wishes
Saturday, March 8, 2014 
The members of F-271 would like to wish MFF Andrew Boyle the best of luck in his new job. MFF Boyle left the NIH to continue his career at Ft. Meade.

Tower Runs Back to Back Box Alarms
Saturday, February 22, 2014 
AT-751 responded to 4508 Highland Ave. in Bethesda for the House Fire. AT-751 arrived on the scene and took 2nd due truck position on side Charlie. E-706 advised command they had a fire out in a boiler and placed units in service. When clearing that box AT-751 was dispatched to 4743 Bradley Blvd. for the Apartment Fire. AT-751 arrived on the scene and took 1st due truck position on Side Alpha. AT-751 crew went to the fire apartment on the 2nd floor and found an oven on fire with moderate smoke conditions. AT-751 officer extinguished the fire while the rest of the crew conducted a search and ventilated. AT-751 crew secured the gas and continued to ventilate. 

Capt. Gilroy, MFF Lowery, Tech. Spencer, Tech Bede

AT-751 First Due Truck on House Fire
Photo Courtesy of Statter911
   Photo Courtesy of Statter911
Sunday, February 16, 2014 
AT-751 responded to 8401 Irvington Ave. for the house fire. AT-751 arrived on the scene with E-720 and had fire showing from all windows on the 3rd floor. AT-751 crew was assigned to division 3 and assisted E-720 with advancing the attack line and finding the fire. AT-751 crew started pulling ceilings on the 2nd floor due to limited access to the 3rd floor. E-720 nozzle man ran low and air and the attack line was turned over to Tech. McMahon. Tech. McMahon extinguished the hot spots until running low on air. AT-751 crew went to rehab then was later assigned to the RIG until being reassigned to division 3 for overhaul.

Capt. Burch, MFF James, MFF Boyle, Tech. McMahon

Tower Runs 2 Alarm Fire
Photo Courtesy of NBC4
   Photo Courtesy of NBC4
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 
AT-751 responded on the 2nd Alarm garage fire at 11801 Nebel St. in Rockville. AT-751 crew arrived on the scene and was assigned to set up a master stream on side alpha. AT-751 remained on the scene for approx. 90 minutes until Command advised the fire was under control and placed AT-751 in service.

Capt. Burch, Tech. Stauffer, Tech. Bede, Tech. Stephens, Tech. Leahy

Happy New Year
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 
The officers and members of Local F-271 would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!

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