Monthly Calls
Month440Totals
Jan
Feb170241411
Mar202254456
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
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Nov
Dec
Total372495867
 
 

Join SSVFD at Cafe Rio!

Come out and join the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department at Cafe Rio! All funds raised will directly benefit SSVFD! Please print or show the flyer when purchasing your food. You can show an electronic copy of the flyer on your phone, tablet, etc.


We hope to see you there!


   


 

Airboat Responds to Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

On Sunday September 21st, a little after 3:00pm a fire was reported at 16101 Frederick Rd. at the Montgomery County Recycling Center and Transfer Station. To handle the smoke conditions in such a large facility, Command requested an airboat respond for ventilation... Airboat-704 was dispatched, and responded to assist. Although an airboat's primary function is for water and ice rescue, the large prop provides an excellent tool for just such incidents. It can clear a large structure of smoke in minutes, as apposed to hours using conventional ventilation methods. Airboat-704 operated for approximately 20 minutes, then returned to service.

     
Airboat-704 ventilates smoke following a fire at the Montgomery County Transfer Station.

Airboat-704 ventilates smoke following a
      fire at the Montgomery County Transfer
      Station.

Capt. Mark Lamb mans the operators seat keeping the throttle at the exact RPM required.

Capt. Mark Lamb mans the operators seat
      keeping the throttle at the exact RPM
      required.



 

Company 704 Runs PIC at 21000 block of New Hampshire Avenue at Rocky Glen Drive





On September 1, 2014 at approximately 1600 hours, Medic 704 and Engine 704 were alerted for a Personal Injury Collision at the 21000 block of New Hampshire Avenue at Rocky Glen Drive. Units found a single vehicle into a tree.  The driver was transported by Medic 704 to a local trauma hospital.




Photos by MFF Smith.




     



 

In Memoriam... Life Member, President Emeritus Thomas C. Rhodes

It is with great sadness, the officer's and members of the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department announce the untimely passing of Life-Member, and President Emeritus Thomas C. Rhodes on the evening of Sept. 1, 2014.

"Proud of Our Past... Focused on The Future" this is the motto President Rhodes set when he took office and began to lead the department through many changes and improvements. Tom served as the department's president from 1992 through 2002. His accomplishments during his tenure are far too great to list at this time. However, most notable is his tireless work in the design and construction of Fire Station-4 which stands in his name.

As Sandy Spring commemorates it's 90th anniversary, Tom will be greatly missed. However, his legacy will continue as we continue to focus on our future.
 

Please CLICK HERE for an article by The Gazette.


     
President Emeritus Thomas C. Rhodes

President Emeritus Thomas C. Rhodes



 

Sandy Spring Fire Chief: Fundraising Calls Are Phony

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 



Please CLICK HERE to read a Gazette.net article about phony phone calls asking for donations.

Please Note: SSVFD Does NOT Solicit by phone!

   


 

Longtime Sandy Spring Fire Member Takes Presidential Role

Monday, August 18, 2014 



Please CLICK HERE to read a Gazette.net article about SSVFD’s newly elected President!  

 Picture courtesy of The Gazette. 

   


 

ATV-740 Makes Rescue At Lake Needwood

Saturday, August 16, 2014  On Saturday at 3:17 pm, as ATV-740 and Boat-740 crews were returning to quarters after their monthly river rescue training, they were dispatched to Lake Needwood for a reported injured hiker. ATV-740 arrived on scene and coordinated with Command (Chief-705-Charlie, and ECC (Dispatch) to establish the victim's location. Once the location was identified, Chief Connell directed ATV-740 onto the correct hiking path and to the patient. The victim was evaluated, loaded onto the ATV's stretcher, and transported to an awaiting EMS Unit in the parking area.

Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. operates two ATV units out of Company 40... ATV-740 which is a all terrain ambulance style unit used on this incident, and ATV-740 Bravo, which is designed for fighting brush fires in hard to reach areas. Both units have proved to be invaluable to the department and the community we serve.

ATV-740 Crew on this incident... Capt. Brown (Operator), MA Custead (OIC), and FF Roller (3rd)

     
ATV-740 and Boat-740 arrive on scene for an injured hiker at Lake Needwood. Photo by Capt. Brown

ATV-740 and Boat-740 arrive on scene for
      an injured hiker at Lake Needwood. Photo
      by Capt. Brown

Capt. Brown and FF Roller load the stretcher back on the ATV after transferring care to Amb-723. Photo by Lt. King

Capt. Brown and FF Roller load the
      stretcher back on the ATV after
      transferring care to Amb-723. Photo by
      Lt. King



 

Company 40 Responds To Assist on Fire In Leisure World

On Friday evening around 8:20pm, Company 40 was alerted to respond on Box-25-9 for a report of an apartment fire. Co. 25 arrived on scene and confirmed a "Working Fire." Engine-740, Truck-740, Amb-740(Cancelled En-route), and Canteen-740 responded on the incident. Engine-740 assisted with extinguishment on the fire floor, while the Truck Crew, reported to side Charlie where personnel threw ground ladders, checked the roof, and area above the fire for possible fire spread (extension). CT-740 was assigned to "Rehab" where firefighters re-hydrate, and cool off. Co. 40 units cleared the scene around 10:30pm. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

     
Truck-740 With it\'s aerial to the roof on Side Delta... Photo by Lt. Bonita

Truck-740 With it\'s aerial to the roof
      on Side Delta... Photo by Lt. Bonita

Side Charlie (Rear) ground ladders thrown by Truck-740 with the assistance of Engine-721... Photo by Capt. Brown

Side Charlie (Rear) ground ladders
      thrown by Truck-740 with the assistance
      of Engine-721... Photo by Capt. Brown



 

Olney Giant Box Alarm

Saturday, July 12, 2014       Late into the evening a first due box alarm was dispatched to the Olney Giant food store for a fire at the rear loading dock.   An off duty police officer confirmed a working  fire involving a delivery trailer that was backed into the loading dock.   Units made a quick knock on the fire.  Their was minor extension to the structure.

   


 

Station 40 Addition

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Winter appears to have released its grip on the area which has allowed construction to move forward on the Station 40 addition. All efforts will be focused on getting the second floor walls up and the roof on, which will allow for finish work to progress on the first floor of the addition. The first floor area of the addition will allow us to seperate the gym, kitchen, and tv room, which currently overlaps one another. The second floor area will eventually allow us to expand and update the current bunkroom, which over the years has gotten a bit too cozy. SSVFD thanks our community whose continued contributions over the years allows us to tackle projects such as this.

     



 
 
 

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