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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




AT-751 Runs RID on 2 Alarm House Fire
Sunday, March 29, 2015 
At Approx. 22:30 AT-751 was dispatched to 6102 Bryn Mawr Ave in Co. 11's area for the house fire. Units arrived on the scene with a fire on the exterior of the house extending into the walls. Command requested the RID and later the 2nd alarm. Crews remained on the scene for approx. 3 hours before being released by command. 

Crew: Capt. Blair, MFF Myers, Tech. Austill, Tech. Palatucci

Photo Courtesy of MCFRS
   Photo Courtesy of MCFRS
Flash Fire in a Lab on Campus
Friday, February 20, 2015 
Co. 51 units responded to NIH building 8 for the activated pull station. Units arrived on the scene and was met by the occupant that advised she was working with Sodium Hydroxate and another chemical that caused a reaction. AT-751 crew investigated and found the fire to be extinguished by a fire extinguisher with no extension. One patient was transported to NIH OMS with burns to the hand.

Basement Fire on Hillmeade Rd.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 
At 10:50 hrs. AT-751 was dispatched 2nd due truck to 6913 Hillmeade Rd. for the House Fire. Units arrived on the scene with a working basement fire. AT-751 crew was assigned to the RIG on side "Alpha" and then later assigned to the basement division to relieve AT-719. Units remained on the scene for approx. 4 hrs before being released by command.

Crew: Capt. Blair, MFF Weaver, Tech. Stephens, Tech. McMahon

Photos Courtesy of BCCRS

Tower Runs Mutual Aid High Angle Rescue
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 
At approx. 09:53 hrs. AT-751 responded to assist Montgomery County with a High Angle Rescue at 6903 Rockledge Dr. Units arrived on the scene to find 4 window washers dangling from the side of the structure do to an apparent malfuntion from there basket. AT-751 positioned under the incident and the driver prepared for a possible extraction. AT-751 crew was assigned to recon the 11th & 12th floors and prepare to remove the windows for extrication if necessary. The 4 subjects retreated on there own power to the roof with little assistance. No other FD services were required, Command cleared all units.

Crew: MFF Myers, MFF Daffron, Tech. Austill, Tech. Bede

Tower Runs 250 Gallon Diesel Fuel Spill
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
At approx. 10:30 hrs. AT-751 responded to assist Montgomery County at 11418 Rockville Pike for the diesel fuel spill. Units arrived on the scene and found 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the basement of the structure. AT-751 crew was assigned to assist in recon of all floors above and below grade. AT -751 crew was later re-assigned to ventilate and monitor floors 2-23.

Crew: Capt. Fowler, MFF Daffron, Tech. Austill, Teah. Leahy

2 Alarm Building Fire on Dudley Ln.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 
At approx. 03:00 hours AT-751 responded to a reported building fire across from 5151 Pooks Hill Rd.While enroute Montgomery ECC advised the correct location was 5114 Dudley Ln. AT-751 arrived on the scene on side "Alpha" and had visible fire and smoke from side "Delta". AT-751 reported to Division 3 and conducted a primary search of the apartment which was negative. AT-751 crew remained on the scene for approx. 3 hrs. and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul and was later placed in service by command.

Crew: Capt. Fowler, MFF Myers, Tech. Austill, Tech Trengo

2 Alarm Fire On Brewer House Rd.
Friday, January 30, 2015 
At approx. 01:30 hours AT-751 responded as the 2nd due truck to 10921 Brewer House Rd. for the House Fire. AT-751 arrived on the scene to find an end of the row townhouse with heavy fire showing on sides Alpha & Delta. AT-751 laddered side Charlie and checked the Bravo exposure. AT-751 crew was assigned to Division 2 where they conducted a primary search. AT-751 crew then began overhaul and assisted the FM's office with the investigation.

Crew: Capt. Gilroy, MFF Pyles, Tech. Bede, Tech. Angus

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   Photo Courtesy of WUSA9
Photo Courtesy of WUSA9
   Photo Courtesy of WUSA9
Happy Holiday!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 
The Officers and Members of local F-271 would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday!!

Building Fire at Chevy Chase Cars
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 
AT-751 responded 2nd due truck to 7725 Wisconsin Ave for the building fire. Crews arrived on the scene and was advised there was a fire in the paint booth. AT-751 laddered the roof to check for extension. After further investigation Command advised the fire was out and cleared all units.

Crew: Capt. Donaldson, MFF Weaver, Tech. Byard, Tech. Gove

House Fire on Dalton Rd.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 
AT-751 responded 2nd due truck to the house fire at 4503 Dalton Rd. AT-751 arrived on the scene and took there postion on side Charlie. AT-751 crew  assisted in an extensive overhaul to find the fire that was in the walls and floors. Crews remained on the scene for approx. 3 hours before being released by Command.

Crew: Capt. Gilroy, MFF Pyles, Tech. Leahy, Tech. Angus

Kingsley Ave House Fire
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 
AT-751 responded first due truck to the House Fire at 9408 Kingsley Ave. AT-751 crew made entry to the house and found a small fire on the 2nd floor in a bedroom. AT-751 crew extinguished the fire with a water can then assisted with overhaul and ventilation.

Crew: MFF James, Tech. Stephens, Tech. Byard, Tech. Austill

Sunday, November 30, 2014 
F-271 would like to welcome Matt Fowler from NDW. Matt was hired as a Captain to fill the vacant position.

Active Shooter Training
Saturday, November 8, 2014 
NIH Firefighters trained with the NIH Police in a simulated active shooter drill. The NIH Police obtained a recently vacated building on campus to conduct live training with local jurisdictions. Crews deployed a Rescue Task Force and set up casuality collection points as well as triage.

House Fire on Singleton Rd.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 
AT-751 responded to 9514 Singleton Rd. for the House Fire. AT-751 crew arrived on the scene with heavy smoke showing. AT-751 crew then conducted a primary search and assisted the 1st due Engine with extinguishing the fire. Crews remained on the scene to complete salvage and overhaul before being placed in service by command.

Crew: MFF Pyles, Tech. Teagarden, Tech. Angus, Tech. Bede

E-751 Assist With Taking Superheros to Childrens Inn
Sunday, October 19, 2014 
E-751 assisted Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) with taking the superheros to see the children at the Clinical Center and then made a stop at The Childrens Inn. This was a great opportunity and the joy it brought the children was priceless.

Special thanks to our very own Tech. Bowers for being Superman!

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