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2018 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 791 384 1,175
Feb 642 286 928
Mar 682 310 992
Apr 642 288 930
May 790 311 1,101
Jun 754 263 1,017
Total 4,301 1,842 6,143

Historic Incident Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2017 9,088 3,616 12,704
2016 11,478 3,664 15,142
2015 11,109 3,421 14,530
2014 10,602 3,438 14,040
2013 10,316 3,443 13,759
2012 10,313 3,703 14,016
2011 9,956 3,819 13,775
2010 10,406 3,727 14,133
2009 10,837 3,631 14,468
2008 11,088 3,605 14,693

Fire Safety House

The Gaithersburg - Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department operates the Fire Safety House as the cornerstone of our fire and injury prevention campaign. Equipped with simulated living room, kitchen, and bedroom areas, the FSH teaches children to recognize and cope with a variety of home safety hazards in a safe, guided and supervised environment.

The tour ends with a simulated escape from a house fire. Safe, artificial smoke seeps into the room, and the smoke detectors activate to simulate an emergency situation. The children are then shown how to crawl to the door, and check it for heat. A small heater warms the door and the students learn to use an alternate escape. Practice in the "stop, drop, and roll" technique to extinguish clothing fires is featured, and the children receive coloring books and other materials to take with them.

Our new Fire Safety House was paid for with contributions from the people in our community and a generous grant from the City of Gaithersburg.

If you have an upcoming event in Montgomery County, and are interested in having the Fire Safety House there, please fill out the online request form or email the FSH Coordinator for additional information.

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