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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




Car into a Pole
Saturday, October 15, 2016 
Tower 751 responded for the auto accident in the area of 5715 Huntington Pkwy. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle into an electric pole. No injuries reported. Scene Turned over to MCPD. OIC: Capt Gilroy Dr: Tech Angus RT: Tech Brady LT: MFF Pyles

Strategic Planning Retreat
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 
This week members of the NIH FD attended an in house Strategic Planning Retreat hosted by CPSE (Center for Public Safety Excellence) The guys worked in groups to layout the foundation for our 5 year plan.

2 Alarm House Fire
Sunday, October 9, 2016 
Tower 751 was dispatched to 11801 Danville Dr. as the 2nd due truck for the house fire. Units arrived on scene with fire showing and reports of possible people trapped on the 2nd floor. Tower 751 split into two crews. The unit officer and bar man reported to division 2 to begin searching for the trapped victims. The driver and outside vent man threw ladders and entered the structure through a 2nd floor window to assist in the search. Command was advised that all occupants were out of the house and safe at the neighbors residence. At this point all operations were moved to defensive. Tower 751s crew continued to assist with providing lighting and transitioned into the extensive overhaul phase. Tower 751 Crew: Captain Fowler MFF Trengo Tech Woodburn MFF Leahey

NIH FD Attends Bethesda Chevy Chase Open House
Saturday, October 1, 2016 
Tower 751 and Hazmat 751 attended the annual open house for local Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.

Fire on Campus
Thursday, September 29, 2016 
At 05:23 hours station 51 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm in Building 28A on the NIH Campus. Engine 751, Tower 751 and C751D (Blair) responded. Units arrived on scene to find smoke showing in the Hallway. C751D Had command. A751 responded for manpower. Crews forced entry and the attack crew encountered room and contents on fire with a smoke condition. C751 arrived on scene. Crews extinguished the fire, checked for extension and ventilation was completed. Scene was turned over to the NIH Fire Marshalls for investigation.

Crash On the Beltway
Thursday, September 29, 2016 
Around 00:50 hours, A751 and AT751 responded to the OL495 between Old Georgetown Rd and Bradley Blvd for the auto accident. Both Crews assisted with patient care while Tower 751 also functioned as a blocking unit.

Small Motor Fire on Campus
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
Station 51 responded to building 50 on the NIH Campus for reported smoke in a room. Crews investigated to find a vacuum pump motor had caught fire causing a smoke condition. C751D (Blair) had command.

Monday, September 26, 2016 
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Hazmat Spill at Navy Med
Monday, August 15, 2016 
Hazmat 751 responded to 8901 Rockville Pike (Navy Med Base) for a chemical spill. Units arrived on scene to be updated by E750 who had a 1/2 gallon of Potassium Chloride spilled. Hazmat 751 crew contained the product and then cleaned up the product and area.

Public Education Event
Thursday, August 4, 2016 
NIH Fire Department hosted children from the NIH Executive Child Development Center. The kids went over Stop, Drop and Roll, when and how to evacuate their house and also got to knock down some fire with the hose.

Crash with Confinement
Thursday, August 4, 2016 
Tower 751 and Ambulance 751 responded to the intersection of Rockville Pike/Grosvenor Lane for the PIC. Units arrived on scene to find 2 vehicle crash with occupants entrapped. Crews helped to control the hazards and removed the occupants. Several Patients transported to local hospitals.

Captain Donaldson Retires
Friday, July 29, 2016 
After 25 Years of Government Service Captain Paul Donaldson retires. Great seeing so many faces come out to send "Doogie" on his way and roast him a little before he left. We would like to thank you for your leadership and knowledge that you passed on.

Hazmat Training with RML
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 
Members from the NIH Fire Department traveled to RML the NIH site in Montana to assist with training and drills.

Tower runs RID on Basement Fire
Thursday, July 14, 2016 
AT751 responded to the basement fire on the RID (Rapid Intervention Dispatch). 6701 Rannoch Rd Co11 Box. AT751 AOS and became part of the RIG (Rapid Intervention Group). Crew functioned as the RIG for the remainder of the incident.

AFA Upgraded to Box Alarm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
AT751 and E726 responded for an AFA at 5721 Grosvenor Lane. Units AOS and checked the reported alarm area. Upon investigation crews found an odor of wood burning in the kitchen area. Crews gained access to the attic space above the kitchen to find the space charged with smoke. E726 officer requested the box alarm started. AT751 crew started hooking the ceiling area. Crews found a small fire in the attic space. Fire was extinguished and building ventilated.

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