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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




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 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 
The officer and members of F-271 would like to congatulate Tech. McMahon and his wife Caryn on the birth of there new son Daniel Joseph McMahon Jr. Daniel was born Thursday May 22nd and was 10lbs. 15oz. and 21in.

Hazmat Runs Mercury Spill in the County
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
HM-751 reponded to 11701 New Hampshire Ave (White Oak Library) for the Mercury Spill. HM-751 arrived on the scene and met with the school staff that advised they believed a student had spilled some Mercury on a school bus. HM-751 crew entered the bus with the Mercury analyzer and had readings of .010 with visible Mercury on the floor. HM-751 crew began clean up and assisted with evaluating the students for exposure. HM-751 remained on the scene for approx. 3 hours before being released by HM-728.

Capt. Blair, MFF James, MFF Weaver, Tech. Teagarden

Welcome, New Hires
Sunday, April 6, 2014 
    Local F-271 would like to welcome Mike Angus from Raven Rock FD, Mike Palatucci from Dover AFB FD, and Daniel Austill from Naval Support Thurmont.

E-751 & Hose Tender 751 Run 3 Alarm Building Fire
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
At approximatley 04:30 hrs E-751 & Hose Tender 751 were requested to respond to 40 Upper Rock Circle for the 3 alarm building fire. Units arrived on the scene and E-751supplied 400' of 5" hose to E-729. Hose Tender 751 reversed laid 1800' of 5" hose from E-726 who was supplying an Aerial Tower on side "C". Crews worked supplying water for about 6 hours until being released by Command.

MFF Pyles, Tech. Spencer, Tech Schomber, Tech. Gove

Electrical Fire on Campus
Friday, March 28, 2014 
At 14:26 units responded to building 49 for an electrical odor with smoke in the hallway. Units arrived on the scene and found smoke conditions on the 2nd floor. After investigating AT-751crew found a blown electrical bus in an electrical closet on the 2nd floor. After further investigating the crew found a water leak coming from the 4th floor that caused the electrical issue.Crews remained on the scene to assist with denying entry to the occupants due to limited power in the building. As of 18:00hrs the building was closed and no occupants were allowed to enter until maintenance fixed and restored the power to the building.

Gas Line Rupture on Campus
Friday, March 28, 2014 
At 12:39 units responded to 12 North Dr. (behind 15I &H) for the gas line rupture. Units arrived on the scene and was met by the contractor (Comcast) that advised they were digging an area around 15I by hand and struck a 1” gas line. AT-751 crew evacuated the buildings in the area and waited the arrival of Washington Gas. Washington Gas arrived and secured the gas line. AT-751 monitored the buildings in the area and found them to be clear of any IDLH. Washington Gas remained on the scene to repair the line.

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