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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




Bethesda Building Fire
Sunday, February 19, 2017 
Tower 751 responded to 7801 Old Georgetown Rd as the 2nd due ladder. AT751 AOS taking the A/D corner. Crew was assigned to division 2. Tower 751 was requested to set up for a flying stand pipe however due to power line obstruction was unable to complete the task. Unit set up instead for possible ladder pipe operations. AT751 interior crew worked on overhaul of the 2nd floor offices and exterior wall/roof line.

Tower 2nd due on 2 alarm apartment fire
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 
Tower 751 responded to 10721 Hampton Mill Terrace (Bethesda) as the 2nd due ladder for the building fire. Enroute ECC started the RID with confirmed calls of fire from the 3 floor balcony. AT751 AOS and checked the exposures for extension. Command started the task force assignment and soon upgraded to complete the full 2nd alarm assignment. AT751 was reassigned to the fire floor to assist in opening up the walls and extinguishing the fire. Crews encountered fire in the walls extending into the Attic.

Transformer fire on Campus
Monday, February 13, 2017 
Station 51 responded to building 62 on the NIH Campus for an electrical outage. Upon arrival crews found the feeder transformer had caught fire. Crews performed a search of the building and set up emergency lighting to evacuate the residence. Approximately 47 families had to be relocated for shelter until the building power was restored. Crews worked for several hours alongside other NIH agencies to mitigate the emergency. NIH Building 62/62A is home to "The Children's Inn" Visit the link below to learn about this amazing building and service it provides.

Dispatched for Light smoke, Arrived with fire through the roof
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
Crews were alerted to 7115 Longwood LN (Bethesda) for Light smoke. Crews arrived on scene to find fire through the roof with extension into division 2. PE726 requested to fill the box. AT751 laddered the structure and began overhauling the 2nd floor to find the seat of the fire. AT751 ladder piped the area around the vent chimney to extinguish the hard to reach fire.

Master Fire Fighter Weaver Retires
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
The Brothers of the NIH IAFF F-271 would like to congratulate MFF Weaver on making it to the BIG DAY!!! After many years of service to the Federal Government and the NIH DFRS, MFF Weaver has decided to retire. His final shift will be after the Holidays.

Asst. Chief Forrester Retires
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
The Brothers of the NIH IAFF F-271 would like to congratulate AC Forrester on making it to the BIG DAY!!! After many years of service to the Federal Government and the NIH DFRS, AC Forrester has decided to retire.

Technical Decon Training
Monday, December 5, 2016 
Crews worked today on setting up the Technical Decon Line. A multi station, wet decontamination process. This was the final practical step for Tech. Brady to be released on the Hazmat Unit. Congrats!!! Tech. Brady

AT751 Runs as RID on the House Fire
Saturday, November 26, 2016 
AT751 was alerted with the RID dispatch for the House fire at 3817 Woodbine ST. (Chevy Chase) area. Tower Crew made up the RID group and then assisted with overhaul.

Beltway Rollover with Fuel Spill
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
HazMat 751 was requested to respond to the rollover accident on the OL495 in the area of the American Legion Bridge. HM751 AOS and assisted with containing the diesel fuel leak coming from the overturned tractor trailer.

High Rise Building Fire
Monday, November 21, 2016 
AT751 responded to 4801 Fairmont Ave (Bethesda Area) for the reported apartment fire. Crews investigated and found a (Fire Out) on a balcony.

High Angle Rescue Training
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
Shift on duty today trained on the Arizona Vortex Tripod. Lowering and raising patients and rescuers over the side of a building.

Crash With Entrapment
Friday, November 4, 2016 
A751 responded to NB270 prior to Old Georgetown Road. Units AOS to find a vehicle had struck a parked car on the shoulder. One occupant was entrapped. RS741 performed the extrication. One occupant transported to the hospital.

Pub Ed on Campus
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
The guys went out this morning to meet the wonderful kids at the NIH Day Care Center (Building 64)

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.

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