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!
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.
Friday, February 27, 2015
At approximately 0515hrs. (5:15am),
companies 4 & 40 were alerted for a reported house fire on Norwood Rd. in
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
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
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
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.
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
Capt. Mark Lamb mans the operators seat
keeping the throttle at the exact RPM
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.
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
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!
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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