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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




Hazmat Old Georgetown Rd
Thursday, May 12, 2016 
Hazmat 751 responded to 11301 Old Georgetown Rd (23 Box) for the Freon leak inside a Low rise. Crew assisted with Recon and metering the area. Building was vented and cleared. Units in service.

Large Freon Leak
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
NIH FD responded for a Freon leak at NIH Campus Building 11. Hazmat 751 arrived and was informed that an estimated 4000lbs or R-22 Freon had leaked from a broken valve on a 16000lb tank. Hazmat unit requested the full assignment be started. Engine 751, Ambulance 751, C751B and C751 arrived. C751B had command. Crews did recon and confirmed the reports. Entry team plugged the leak and off loaded the remaining product into another holding tank.

Hazmat Investigation
Friday, May 6, 2016 
Station 51 was alerted to Building 33 on the NIH Campus for a possible chlorine leak. All hands response. Units arrived on scene and started to investigate the area for the leak. Crews used the chlorine meter followed by a 5 gas meter to check the area. Nothing detected on the meters. Slight odor of bleach was present. Units continued to recon and determined no hazards present. All Units in service.

Bedroom Fire Bradley Blvd
Thursday, May 5, 2016 
Tower 751 responded to 6120 Bradley Blvd for the house fire. Units arrived on scene reporting smoke showing. Tower 751 assumed 2nd due truck. E720 reported fire in the bedroom. Tower 751s crew made access to the attic and checked for extension.

Busy Evening for the NIH
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 
A band of strong thunder storms hit the Bethesda area this evening. All NIH FD units responded on multiple flooding calls and AFAs on and off campus for several hours.

First Run for the New Engine 751
Monday, May 2, 2016 
Engine 751 was placed in service this morning. The first call came a few hours later. The Crew ran a Medic Assist on campus with A751. Crew: (Driver/Operator) MFF Daffron (OIC) MFF Teagarden (Right Bucket) Tech. Woodburn

Bring Your Child To Work Day
Thursday, April 28, 2016 
NIH held its annual "Bring Your Child To Work Day" The NIH FD assisted with offering fire safety programs for the kids along with tours of the fire house.

NB 270 Roll over
Sunday, April 24, 2016 
Ambulance 751 responded to North bound 270 between Rockville pike and Old Georgetown Rd for the PIC with roll over. A751 transported 2 of the 4 patients to the local hospital.

Pub Ed
Saturday, April 23, 2016 
Tower 751 spent the day at a public education event hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Units did a show and tell of equipment and let the kids experience the inside of a fire truck.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 
Members of the NIH FD traveled to Indianapolis for the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) The guys spent the week taking classes and looking at the latest and greatest equipment being released at the show.

Tower Runs Sonoma Rd Box
Sunday, April 17, 2016 
Tower 751 was alerted to 5817 Sonoma Rd (Bethesda) for the house on fire. Tower 751 arrived on scene as the first special service piece. Units encountered heavy smoke showing with fire on side bravo. Crew performed a rapid search of the fire floor and assisted Engine 720 with attack line placement. Driver and Left bucket man laddered the house. Interior Crew then began opening up the walls and ceiling. Once the fire was knocked the tower crew overhauled and assisted FEI.

Tank Car Training
Saturday, April 16, 2016 
This week the NIHFD attended Rail Tank Car Training at Union Station DC. Crews reviewed the anatomy of a rail tank car and had hands on training inside a tank car simulator.

SCBA Training Refresher
Saturday, April 9, 2016 
This past week the NIH Crews completed SCBA refresher drills consisting of buddy breathing, cylinder swap out while on air and other save your own tactics.

Crash at Seven Locks Rd
Saturday, April 9, 2016 
Ambulance 751 responded for the PIC at the intersection of Seven Locks Rd and Green Tree Rd. Crews found a 2 vehicle accident with a confinement. Truck 710 completed the extrication while A751s crew had patient care.

Sangamore Road Box
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 
Tower 751 responded to 4307 Sangamore Road for the house fire. AT751 crew was assigned to the RIT (RIG. Crew assisted on scene and was later released by BC702.

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