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Experienced Firefighters & EMT’s Wanted

Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruiter Brian Clements, June 21

The Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department is looking for experienced firefighters and EMT’s to join our department.

If you have Maryland and/or Pro Board Firefighter I/II, Maryland and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician and MFRI or any other nationally certified Emergency Vehicle Operations certifications, we would like to hear from you.

We offer many benefits including but ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Acknowledgements / Assistance for Timothy Donoghue.

Fire Chief Aldo Zambrana, June 13

Monday we escorted our brother Timothy Donoghue to his resting place at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

Timmy was a sincere, down to earth, would give you the shirt of his back kinda of guy. And stubborn…. oh boy, was he stubborn. We loved Timmy. I loved Timmy. He was like family to me.

This is the first (and hopefully last) funeral I had to arrange as the Chief of my Department, and I had no idea where ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engine dispatched first due on second alarm during fire in Lanham (4+ Alarms)

Vice President Brian Clements, May 02

Just after 12:30pm this afternoon, Box Alarm 18-03 was dispatched to the area of Aerospace Road and Hubble Drive for the reported building on fire. Ambulance 819 arrived on the scene with the corrected address of the 10100 block of Dorsey Lane and advised a three story townhouse block under construction fully involved. First arriving suppression units requested the second and third alarms within a ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption RHVFD Recruitment Open House

Vice President Brian Clements, April 15

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. hosted a recruitment open house during the MSFA Statewide Recruitment Day. Over 100 fire departments from all over the state of Maryland participated in this event.

We had a total of twenty new prospects attend an orientation session with our Recruiter and other members of the department. Interested prospects ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engine Company runs fatal fire in Colmar Manor

Vice President Brian Clements, March 12

At approximately 2205 hours on Sunday, March 11, 2018, Engine 133 (E813B) along with Engine 855, Engine 809, Paramedic Engine 830, Truck 809, Truck 801, Truck 833, Ambulance 809, Battalion Chief's 884 and 881 were alerted to respond to the 4200 block of Monroe Street (Box 55-03) for the reported house on fire. First arriving units from Stations 55 and 9 arrived on the scene to find a two story single ... (Full Story & Photos)

Taken by first arriving units on the 55-03 box alarm late Sunday evening. Our own Engine 133 operated as part of the RIT on arrival. 

Photo by HVFD Co. 1
Taken by first arriving units on the 55-03 box alarm late Sunday evening. Our own Engine 133 operated as part of the RIT on arrival. Photo by HVFD Co. 1

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