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St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance

Please join SSVFD for a St. Patrick's Day dance on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Please click on this story headline to download a PDF flyer for more information.


See you there!


     


 

Fundraiser at El Andariego Restaurant





Please join the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm at El Andariego Restaurant, located at the corner of Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Route 108) and New Hampshire Avenue (Route 650) in Ashton, Maryland.

Please bring in the flyer (see the photo to the right or download the PDF) for SSVFD to receive 15 percent of the proceeds.



     


 

2 Alarm Fire in Co. 4's First Due

Friday, February 27, 2015  At approximately 0515hrs. (5:15am), companies 4 & 40 were alerted for a reported house fire on Norwood Rd. in Sandy Spring.

Units arrived, and reported “heavy smoke showing from the roof”. Chief-704 Charlie (Deputy Chief Baker) took command, joined by Battalion-704. Additional resources were requested to include the RID, a Task-Force, and a Second Alarm.

Included in the additional resources was Canteen-740, MAB-726, and Montgomery County Fire Investigators. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Photos provided by Chief Kelley, Capt. Dinowitz, and Lt. Bonita…



     



 

Senate Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security Funding

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 



Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kelley speaks at the Senate Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security Funding conference. 

Click HERE to see the video



   


 

Chief Emeritus Wins GOCA Award

Thursday, February 19, 2015 

The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Chief Emeritus George W. Brown, Jr. on winning the Greater Olney Civic Association (GOCA) Ron Berger Heritage Award.

Chief Brown joined SSVFD in 1981 and spent 21 years as the Fire Chief, before stepping down in 2013. He is still actively involved, serving as a Deputy Chief.

The link to The Gazette article can be found HERE.




   


 

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. 

   


 
 
 

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