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NIH Fire Department Local F-271

PO Box 341832
Bethesda, MD 20827




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.

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.

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