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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




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

Photo Courtesy of WUSA9
   Photo Courtesy of WUSA9
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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!

NIH Fire Dept. Transports Ebola Patient
Thursday, October 16, 2014 
NIH firefighters assisted in transporting an Ebola patient from Frederick Airport to the NIH Clinical Centers Special Containment Unit.

A special thanks to all who assited in making this transport a success.

Small Fire at High Voltage Building on Campus
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
At 13:52 hours Co. 51 units were dispatched to building 17 for the AFA. While enroute units were advised maintenance was on the scene and reported a fire in the building. E-751arrived on the scene with smoke showing. Command was established and E-751 crew advanced an 1 3/4" attack line to the front door and then assisted AT-751 crew with forcing 4 doors to the building. Units awaited the arrival of PEPCO before making entry to the building. PEPCO arrived and secured the power to the building. E-751 crew extinguised a small fire in a transformer while AT-751 set up fans for smoke removal. Crews remained on the scene for approx. 2 hours before being released. 

Special thanks to FM-7 Steve Davis for the photo.

NIH Firefighters Breast Cancer Awarness Shirts For Sale
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
The Firefighters of NIH Local F-271 are selling there Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts. The cost is $10.00 per shirt. Anyone wishing to purchase a shirt please stop by or call the station.

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 

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