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Wagon first due on second alarm in Chapel Oaks

Fire/EMS Recruiter Brian Clements, January 26

At approximately 1838 hours on today’s date, units were dispatched to the 5600 block of Columbia Park Road in the 38-03 (Chapel Oaks) box for the reported building on fire.

First arriving units arrived to find a large commercial warehouse/recycling plant with smoke and fire evident, requesting the working fire dispatch.

Soon after, the second alarm was sounded bringing Engine 133 (E813B) to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Do you have a New Year's Resolution involving your community?

Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter B. Clements, January 02

New Years resolutions typically focus around one's health, but why not consider one that involves the safety of others?

We are encouraging people to start the New Year by choosing a resolution that helps keep your community safe, such as becoming our newest volunteer here at the Riverdale Heights VFD. By joining your local fire station, you're helping to save lives and giving back in a big way. Don't ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Wagon runs third due on multi alarm fire in New Carrollton

Volunteer Recruiter Brian Clements, September 17

On Monday, September 17, 2018 shortly after 3:30pm, Engine 131 was alerted as the third due engine company on a reported apartment fire in the 5300 block of 85th Avenue in New Carrollton (28-06 box) with reported entrapment.

Engine Co. 28 (West Lanham Hills) arrived on the scene to find fire showing through the roof from a three story garden style apartment building.

As crews were accessing the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Jr. member Eduardo Oro-Cabrera (yellow helmet) and Active member Jada Hooker (red helmet), recently completed Maryland Firefighter I training.
Jr. member Eduardo Oro-Cabrera (yellow helmet) and Active member Jada Hooker (red helmet), recently completed Maryland Firefighter I training.

Membership Accomplishments

Vice President Brian Clements, September 10

Over the past few months, multiple members of the department have been taking the necessary training classes in order to become a trained Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician.

Junior member Eduardo Oro-Cabrera and active member Jada Hooker completed Maryland Firefighter I at the end of July, 2018. Firefighter I is a 108 hour classroom and practical training course. It is to provide students ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Department Recruitment Event Scheduled

Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter Brian Clements, August 20

The Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department in Riverdale, Maryland, is continuously looking for new members to join our ranks as volunteer firefighters and/or emergency medical technicians. Our Recruiter will be hosting a new member orientation on Sunday, August 26, 2018 starting at 12:00pm at our station.

We provide free training and uniforms, career and leadership advancement opportunities, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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