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2019 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 981 336 1317
Feb 914 329 1243
Mar 1019 339 1358
Apr 914 350 1264
May 1040 381 1421
Jun 955 329 1284
Jul 1062 393 1455
Aug 1041 368 1409
Sep 949 329 1278
Total 8875 3154 12029

Historic Incident Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2018 12026 4062 16088
2017 11615 3863 15478
2016 11478 3664 15142
2015 11109 3421 14530
2014 10602 3438 14040
2013 10316 3443 13759
2012 10313 3702 14015
2011 9956 3820 13776
2010 10406 3727 14133
2009 10837 3631 14468

New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

September 14

For those that may not have heard, GWGVFD would like to inform residents that a new carbon monoxide detector law became effective in July 2019. The new law requires many existing single-unit, two-unit and townhouse dwellings to have Carbon Monoxide Alarms located outside sleeping areas and on every level of a home.

The new law requires all single, two-unit, and townhouse dwellings built before 2008 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Open House - Oct 13, 2019

September 14

GWGVFD is excited to announce that our annual open house event will be on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The event will be held in the parking lot of Station 708, located at 801 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD.

This event is great for the whole family. This year we will have:

  • Moon Bounce

  • Music and DJ

  • Fire Safety Demonstrations

  • Silent Auction

For ... (Full Story)

Our Fire Museum is Now Open

September 14

We have been able to complete the renovations to our old fire station and reopen the Fire Museum. The Seagrave and Diamond T fire engines are back in the bays, the displays have been reassembled, and our friendly volunteers are there to show you around and tell you how the station used to operate.

The fire museum is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and is located at 13 East Diamond.

We look ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CT708 Passenger Side View
CT708 Passenger Side View

Canteen 708 (CT708) is in Service!

August 20

The Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department is very happy to announce that Canteen 708 (CT708) has been delivered, passed all inspections, and has been placed in service. It is a 2019 Freightliner EVI from FESCO on a M2 chassis. It took a while to design and build the unit, but we are thrilled to be able to put it in service and provide critical support to the fire ground and any other ... (Full Story & Photos)


Welcome to the Official Website for the Gaithersburg
Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department

Since 1927 the Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department has served the communities of Gaithersburg, Washington Grove, Derwood and Montgomery Village.  The GWGVFD operates two stations with both volunteer and career personnel.  Our volunteers are involved operationally as Firefighters, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.  We also have administrative volunteers.  Many of our members have served for more than 20 years.

GWGVFD operates two stations: Station 8, consistently the busiest station in Montgomery County, is on the corner of Montgomery Village Avenue and Russell Avenue.  Station 8 houses Engine 708, Ariel Tower 708, UTV 708, Brush UTV 708B, Brush 708, Medic 708, Medic 708B, Ambulance 708 and Ambulance 708C.  

Ambulance 708C is staffed completely by volunteers and has the equipment and staffing capability to be upgraded to Medic 708C.  

Canteen 708 is also housed at Station 8 and is staffed by our volunteers. 

Station 28 is at the corner of Muncaster Mill and Shady Grove Roads.  Station 28 is home to Engine 728, Ambulance 728 and Hazmat 728.  

Our members are able to ride any apparatus position for which they are qualified.  

The GWGVFD is run by a Board of Directors and operational officers elected by the membership.


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