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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

Support GWGVFD at California Pizza Kitchen, Aug 2

June 29

California Pizza Kitchen at Rio is graciously hosting a fundraising event for GWGVFD. If you show up and mention the GWGVFD fundraiser to your wait staff, 20% of your bill will go to support GWGVFD. All you have to do is eat, drink, and be merry! This also includes any catering orders for the day, so if your office is having a lunch party, consider ordering from CPK and mention this fundraiser!

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June 21

During the early morning hours of June 21, 2018, we had a massive 2-alarm fire in our first due area (Oriole Place). The two adult occupants were sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the fire broke out on the first floor, engulfing the stairs, and trapping them upstairs. Thankfully, they were able to escape the fire by jumping from a second story window. Fire investigators believe the residents were ... (Full Story & Photos)

GWGVFD's New Brush Truck Placed In Service!

May 04

GWGVFD is very excited to announce that our new brush truck (B708) has been placed in service today! After many months of designing, fabricating, outfitting, and testing we are proud to be able to add this new vehicle to our lineup.

This apparatus will help us expand our firefighting capabilities to the Gaithersburg and Washington Grove community. The brush truck will allow us to fight brush fires ... (Full Story & Photos)

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December 23

Did you know there is a new Maryland smoke alarm law going into effect on January 1, 2018?

Maryland has joined many other states in requiring battery-only smoke alarms be replaced with a 10-year, long-life battery smoke alarm. Smoke alarms should be retired once they are 10 years old or if they stop functioning before that. Be sure to test your smoke alarms monthly.

GWGVFD offers free home safety ... (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, ATV 708, ATV 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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