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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




Monday, June 13, 2016 
E751 A751 and C751D (Blair) responded for the PIC at Wilson & Center Drive. Units AOS to find a single vehicle struck a light pole. Crews found a single patient having a medical emergency. E751 controlled hazards while A751 began patient care. 1 patient transported to the hospital. E751 remained on scene to assist with lighting and hazard control.

Diesel Fuel Spill on Campus
Monday, June 13, 2016 
Hazmat 751 Engine 751 and C751D (Blair) Responded for a Dump Truck leaking fuel. Units arrived on scene to find the one saddle tank had been ruptured with approx. 50 gallons of fuel already leaked out. Crews work to contain the spill and offload the remaining product.

Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, June 10, 2016 
The NIH FD had several members playing in the charity golf tournament. The event raised money for the "Children's Village" located in Washington County MD. ** The primary mission of Children's Village of Washington County, Inc, a unique nonprofit safety education organization, is to provide elementary school children of Washington County with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to prevent injury, and empower them to make informed safety decisions. To that end, Children's Village annually provides free life-safety education (two days of classroom and hands-on skills training at our safety campus) to all second-grade students in Washington County, whether they attend public, private or home schools.

Smoke in the building on campus
Thursday, June 9, 2016 
E751 AT751 A751 and C751D (Blair) responded for a report of smoke filling a computer room in Building 45 on the NIH Campus. While enroute ECC advised pull station was activated. Units AOS and C751D assumed command. AT751 and E751 began to investigate while the crew from A751 assisted with sheltering in place for some occupants. Crews investigated the area and determined good intent call. All units placed in service.

Hazmat Runs Gaithersburg Gas Leak
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 
Hazmat 751 responed on the Hazmat Box to 9120 Gaither Rd. Callers advised a 6" gas main had been struck. BC703 and BC705 AOS and setup the incident. HM751 was given Hazmat group and began metering the industrial buildings close to the leak. Washington gas AOS and shut the leak off. They advised it was a 2" pipe and leak was stopped. Hazmat group found zero hazard readings in adjacent buildings. Command released all units.

Medical Center Metro Box
Sunday, June 5, 2016 
E751 AT751 A751 and Chief 751D (Burch) alerted and responded to Medical Center Metro Station for smoke on the tracks. BC702 AOS and assumed command. AT751 was given recon group along with E751s crew. C751D reported to the command post. Metro ECC advised fans activated and smoke dissipating from the track bed. Faulty insulator was determined to be the cause. BC702 released the assignment once Metro gave the all clear.

Auto Crash with MAB started
Thursday, May 19, 2016 
A751 and AT751 responded to SB 270 between Rockledge and Old Georgetown. Units AOS to find multiple vehicles involved with several patients. Command requested MAB726 to the scene to assist with the patients.

Rollover on the Beltway
Monday, May 16, 2016 
A751 responded to the Outer Loop of 495 between Old Georgetown Rd and Bradley Blvd for the crash. Units AOS to find 2 vehicles with one overturned. Multiple patients all with minor injuries. A751 transported 2 patients to Suburban Hospital.

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.

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