Rockville Volunteer Fire Department

March 2, 2021 | Bryan Gallion and Rachel Clair

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Laid to Rest

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Scott Emmons was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. The nearly 30-year veteran of the department and Metropolitan Police detective died last week from complications following a medical event he suffered on Feb. 6. He was 48. Visitation with family and friends was held Tuesday morning at Covenant of Life […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Volunteer Fire Deputy Chief Dies at 48

Friday afternoon a procession of police and fire vehicles escorted the body of Rockville Volunteer Fire Deputy Chief Scott Emmons, who died earlier this week, to the Snowden Funeral Home. Emmons was 48 and had died from complications after a medical event he suffered on Feb. 6. He had been the Rockville VFD Chief from […]

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December 8, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Santa Claus Hitching a Ride with Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department

The holiday season is in full swing and with Christmas on the horizon, Santa Claus is coming to town. This year, the Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department is once again helping Santa make his way through multiple Hillandale neighborhoods. The Santa rides begin Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. along Lockwood Drive and Jackson Road. Additional […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Blair High School Student is 3D Printing NIH-Approved Face Shields

County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy caught up with Montgomery Blair High School student Arjun Oberoi, who is making face shields in the basement of his home using his 3D printers. Oberoi, who is 15-years-old, is distributing the face shields locally and makes about 20 to 30 face shields per day.  The design is approved by […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Police, Firefighters Honored at Rockville’s 30th Annual Public Safety Awards

First responders who protect and serve Rockville were honored at the 30th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards held June 12 at Lakewood Country Club. Each year, members of public safety agencies that serve the city of Rockville are recognized for their outstanding service. Since 1990, 603 awards have been presented to members of Rockville’s public […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Retired Division Chief Recognized for 45 Years of Fire Service

Recently retired William “Alan” Hinde served Montgomery County for 45 years. On Friday, Hinde was recognized for his commitment to fire service at the 45th Public Safety Awards Luncheon, where he won the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award. According to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as a child, Hinde “sustained serious burns to […]

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December 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Annual Fire Truck Parade and Menorah Lighting Celebrates Hanukkah

This year, Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 and concludes the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabra known as a menorah. The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and the Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County support an […]

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December 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Santa Plans Visits to Rockville Neighborhoods with Menorah Run Tuesday

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) is once again helping Santa make his annual tour of Rockville. The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department posted the 2018 schedule for Santa’s Tour and Menorah Run on their website and Facebook page. He has a busy schedule with so many neighborhoods in Rockville to visit. His visits will be […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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