Upper Montgomery County VFD

Upper Montgomery County VFD The UMCVFD was created, built, and supported by the members of the community in the western part of Montgomery County.
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Operating as usual

Carroll Manor Fire Co. 14/28
09/05/2020

Carroll Manor Fire Co. 14/28

This morning units from Carroll Manor and Upper Montgomery responded for a collision on Rt 28 near the Monocacy river. Units arrived to find a horse trailer and passenger car had collided. All occupants refused ems care. Horses also refused care as well.

On Sunday, 8/16, a UMCVFD volunteer crew patrolled the C&O hiking path on UTV714. The crew participated in the MCFRS Pot...
08/17/2020

On Sunday, 8/16, a UMCVFD volunteer crew patrolled the C&O hiking path on UTV714. The crew participated in the MCFRS Potomac River outreach program.

The outreach program's purpose is to be visible and accessible to the public. Additionally, to raise awareness of the dangers of swimming in the Potomac River and to emphasize the need for PFDs, personal flotation devices, when boating, or anytime you are in or near the water.

Enjoy our beautiful area and be safe.

Upper Montgomery County VFD
08/07/2020

Upper Montgomery County VFD

Pork & Beef Sandwich Sale - Fund Raiser
11:00AM until Sold-Out
Saturday, August 8


Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839

Sandwiches:
* Pork Sandwich....$8.00
* Beef Sandwich....$8.00

Platters include Cole Slaw and Baked Beans:
* Pork Platters...$10.00
* Beef Platters...$10.00

Drinks:
* Cold Soft Drinks...$1.00
* Gatorade..............$2.00

* Eat-In or Carry-Out
* Come Early as selling out happens unexpectedly quick

Pork & Beef Sandwich Sale - Fund Raiser11:00AM until Sold-OutSaturday, August 8 Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire D...
08/04/2020

Pork & Beef Sandwich Sale - Fund Raiser
11:00AM until Sold-Out
Saturday, August 8


Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839

Sandwiches:
* Pork Sandwich....$8.00
* Beef Sandwich....$8.00

Platters include Cole Slaw and Baked Beans:
* Pork Platters...$10.00
* Beef Platters...$10.00

Drinks:
* Cold Soft Drinks...$1.00
* Gatorade..............$2.00

* Eat-In or Carry-Out
* Come Early as selling out happens unexpectedly quick

Pork & Beef Sandwich Sale - Fund Raiser11:00AM until Sold-OutSaturday, July 11Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dep...
06/19/2020

Pork & Beef Sandwich Sale - Fund Raiser
11:00AM until Sold-Out
Saturday, July 11

Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department
19801 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839

Sandwiches:
* Pork Sandwich....$8.00
* Beef Sandwich....$8.00

Platters include Cole Slaw and Baked Beans:
* Pork Platters...$10.00
* Beef Platters...$10.00

Drinks:
* Cold Soft Drinks...$1.00
* Gatorade..............$2.00

* Eat-In or Carry-Out
* Come Early as selling out happens unexpectedly quick

Swab Wagon Company, Inc.
05/28/2020

Swab Wagon Company, Inc.

* NEW ORDER * A Swab Custom-12 All-Aluminum Rescue for Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dept., Beallsville, MD. Chassis will be a Chevrolet Silverado 5500 Crew Cab. This truck will feature a Harrison 10kW hydraulic generator, Wil-Burt Powerlite 4.5M light mast with four FRC Spectra Max light heads, Warn #9,000 lbs. winch with side and rear receivers, Slidemaster vertical tool boards, two rear "911" SCBA seats in back of cab, custom center console, Whelen emergency lighting package, and much more! Congratulations, and THANK YOU, Upper Montgomery County V.F.D.!

Stop the Bleed - May is National STOP THE BLEED MonthLearn how to respond when an accident occurs. You could save a life...
05/20/2020

Stop the Bleed - May is National STOP THE BLEED Month

Learn how to respond when an accident occurs. You could save a life.

The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her.

Minutes count! Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as 5 minutes. That’s why bleeding control—keeping the blood inside the body—is the purpose of STOP THE BLEED® training.

Preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.
1. Apply pressure with your hands
2. Apply dressings and press hard on the wound
3. Apply a tourniquet extremely tightly

The video "A Perfect Stranger" is a powerful reminder that at a moment's notice, any one of us might find ourselves in a situation where we are the help until help arrives. The film calls on all Americans to remake what it means to be a bystander.

The "A Perfect Stranger" video is courtesy of FEMA. https://youtu.be/qBrMU0sLoHQ

Learn more at: https://www.stopthebleed.org

First Responder Crew modeling the donated face shields from Jones Lane Elementary School
05/16/2020

First Responder Crew modeling the donated face shields from Jones Lane Elementary School

Upper Montgomery Medic714, Engine714, Tanker714, and Canteen714 units responded to a house fire near Berryville Rd.
05/13/2020

Upper Montgomery Medic714, Engine714, Tanker714, and Canteen714 units responded to a house fire near Berryville Rd.

05/13/2020

Notice: 4th of July Fireworks

Given the COVID19 pandemic and the outlook for permitting large outdoor gatherings by July, and in the interest of health & safety of our community, and the UMCVFD staff, the Poolesville 4th of July Fireworks are canceled for 2020.

While cancelling the fireworks is disappointing, it is necessary to avoid any potential health risks.

UMCVFD looks forward to the 2021 4th of July Fireworks.

04/21/2020

While all of us are doing what we can to help stem the spread of COVID-19, we are spending more time at home cooking our own meals. Please remember to never leave the kitchen unattended while cooking. There have been several unattended fires in Maryland during the past few weeks. UMCVFD would like to remind you to stay safe during these unprecedented times. If you have a fire extinguisher, please make sure you review the proper procedures for its use. A simple trick to remember fire extinguisher operations is "P-A-S-S" Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep. Once a fire is located, please remember to GET OUT, STAY OUT and Call 911. Remember to check your smoke alarms and have an escape plan that you and your family have practiced.

A message from the UMCVFD First Responder ambulance crew
04/17/2020

A message from the UMCVFD First Responder ambulance crew

UMCVFD ❤️ CuginisCuginis, provided free pizza to the UMCVFD career and volunteer first responders! HUGE Thanks to Cugini...
04/15/2020

UMCVFD ❤️ Cuginis
Cuginis, provided free pizza to the UMCVFD career and volunteer first responders! HUGE Thanks to Cuginis for their kindness!

Can You Sew? - Help Requested.Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services has asked for 2,000 non-medical masks. Currently th...
04/06/2020

Can You Sew? - Help Requested.

Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services has asked for 2,000 non-medical masks. Currently there are six persons working to sew the masks! More sewing people are needed.

UMCVFD has the materials and pattern.

If you wish to help sew masks please reply to me at [email protected].

UMCVFD Thanks everyone for Staying Home. Staying home is currently the best medicine.

Wipe down grocery or take-out items before bringing them into the house.CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper w...
04/03/2020
Coronavirus tips: How to properly wipe down your groceries and remove dirty gloves - CNN Video

Wipe down grocery or take-out items before bringing them into the house.

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper way to wipe down grocery or take-out items before bringing them into the house, and how to remove contaminated gloves without compromising your hands. Source: CNN

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/04/03/sanjay-gupta-wiping-cleaning-groceries-demo-town-hall-vpx.cnn

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper way to wipe down grocery or take-out items before bringing them into the house, and how to remove contaminated gloves without compromising your hands.

Dear Poolesville Area Community,Subject: Donations to Montgomery County Fire StationsThe Upper Montgomery County Volunte...
04/03/2020
Montgomery County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations

Dear Poolesville Area Community,

Subject: Donations to Montgomery County Fire Stations

The Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dept greatly appreciates and recognizes the support from our community throughout the year. Many of our local residents bring food and other donations to the station to show their appreciation and support.

Given the current COVID19 crisis, accepting donations of food or other items at the UMCVFD fire station is temporarily prohibited by Montgomery County.

Rather, Montgomery County Dept of Fire Rescue Services has implemented a process for donating items to your local fire station. All donations must first be authorized by Montgomery County Dept of Fire Rescue Services.

If you wish to donate to UMCVFD or any Montgomery County fire station, please first contact Montgomery County by email or via the special donations website, and provide the details of your donation.
• Send an email with details of your donation to: [email protected]
• OR
• Complete the form with details of your donation at this website: bit.ly/help700

A Request from Montgomery County:
• During these challenging times, one of the most critical needs is for personal protective
equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers on the front lines. Specifically, we are looking for gloves, N95 masks, disposable gowns, and face shields.

Commercially Produced PPE:
Montgomery County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations.
• New PPE (unused and unopened boxes)
• Please fill in this section on the website if you are donating new PPE. This does not include handmade PPE.
Please include only unused and unopened boxes of existing PPE.

I am Donating Unopened Boxes of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Yes or • No
Type of PPE
• Gloves
• Mask- N95 respirator
• Mask- Surgical/ Procedural
• Gowns (Medical, Isolation, or Surgical)
• Face Shields (medical goggles, safety glasses) • Other:

Hand Made PPE:
Please read the following information.
• Alternate-production masks made from a strong fabric with a thick weave, such as tea towels, that is double layered is the most effective barrier for alternate-production masks, OR linens, treated with a water-repellant during the laundering process, or other breathable water-repellant fabric, are also recommended.
• Resources to Mask Manufacturing guidelines:
https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/other/how-surgical-masks-are-made/
• Resources to Phoebe Health Cloth Mask Construction Guidelines:
https://www.phoebehealth.com/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus/mask-production

Thank You
The Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dept recognizes this unprecedented time is difficult for our community. Please know that since 1946 UMCVFD stands ready to do everything possible to keep our community safe.

Serving Our Community Since 1946

During these challenging times, one of the most critical needs is for personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers on the front lines. Specifically, we are looking for gloves, N95 masks, disposable gowns, and face shields.

County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a Virtual Community Briefing at 7:00PM, April 2.Leaders Address COVID-19 Questio...
04/02/2020

County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a Virtual Community Briefing at 7:00PM, April 2.

Leaders Address COVID-19 Questions tonight, Thursday, April 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Speakers:
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, and the County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will join the briefing.

How to Watch:
The virtual community briefing will be streamed live on the County’s website and page. The event will also be simulcast on County Cable Montgomery (CCM)—Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN (HD on 996 and 1056) and Channel 30 on Verizon and on the MCPS website.

Links:
Montgomery County Public Schools:
https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.montgomeryschoolsmd.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJeffery.Eck%40montgomerycountymd.gov%7C65367c805eeb482fc63708d7d746299a%7C6e01b1f9b1e54073ac97778069a0ad64%7C0%7C0%7C637214569238586851&sdata=6eL83TXucY5R7J7k1LnUjiBWxzxcaqOSgLiC%2B%2F%2FzRfw%3D&reserved=0

Montgomery County Cable:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ccm/

Montgomery County page:
https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo

Q&A:
Officials will respond to questions County residents have submitted via social media and email related to COVID-19 and the County’s ongoing public health efforts. A listing of the questions and answers will be posted after the briefing.

Governor Larry Hogan
03/30/2020
Governor Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan

"Marylanders may only leave their homes for essential work or urgent medical care, to get food or prescriptions or for other 'absolutely necessary' reasons, Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday under a new 'stay-at-home' directive to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

'This is the deadly public health crisis,' Hogan said. 'We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home. We are directing them to do so.'

The order takes effect at 8 p.m. The governor said the ban includes restrictions on traveling outside of the state and riding public transportation.

Hogan said the additional measures are necessary given the concern that the virus could hinder the federal government’s ability to respond to the crisis due to the concentration of the workforce in the state. The governor said he is also worried about the possibility it could spread to 'literally thousands' of facilities in Maryland, including hospitals, detention centers and nursing homes.

The stay-at-home directive will be enforced, the governor said. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the order is guilty of a misdemeanor.

'Marylanders need to know that, unfortunately, we are only at the beginning of this crisis and it is going to get considerably worse before it gets better,' Hogan said. 'I realize this is incredibly difficult on everyone in our state, but I want people to know that we have been through difficult challenges before and that we are going to get through this together.'

People who have traveled outside of the region should self-quarantine for 14 days, Hogan said.

Marylanders are expected to receive an alert on their mobile phones today with an announcement about the stay-at-home directive.

'This is a rapidly escalating emergency situation,' the governor said.

Still, Hogan said Marylanders 'are not locked in their homes.' Besides essential trips, people can go for walks by themselves or the people they live with, but only for short amounts of time. Congregating in parks or shopping for [nonessential] home goods is not OK.

The governor urged people to exercise 'common sense.'"

Huge Thank You to McClintock Distillery in Frederick. They are producing hand sanitizer and provided two gallons for fre...
03/26/2020

Huge Thank You to McClintock Distillery in Frederick. They are producing hand sanitizer and provided two gallons for free to Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Dept.

Huge "Thank You" to the UMCVFD Auxiliary.Dear Poolesville, Yes, your UMCVFD BINGO participation  goes toward real life-s...
03/13/2020

Huge "Thank You" to the UMCVFD Auxiliary.

Dear Poolesville, Yes, your UMCVFD BINGO participation goes toward real life-saving training equipment.

New CPR training equipment funded by the UMCVFD Auxiliary.

UMCVFD trained 18+ Poolesville Town Staff at the Poolesville Town Hall on Friday, March 13th. The class went smoothly because we had the proper training equipment.

My Thanks to the Auxiliary for funding the CPR training equipment and the people of Poolesville for supporting BINGO and other fund raising efforts of the Auxiliary.

Huge "Thank You" to the UMCVFD Auxiliary.Saturday, March 7th, was the first use of the new CPR training manikins and AED...
03/09/2020

Huge "Thank You" to the UMCVFD Auxiliary.

Saturday, March 7th, was the first use of the new CPR training manikins and AEDs. We had a very full class. We needed and used all of the adult and infant manikins, and all of the AEDs. The class went smoothly because we had the proper equipment.

The next class is Friday with 20 Poolesville Town Staff at the Poolesville Town Hall. The new equipment will again be put to good use.

Again, my Thanks to the Auxiliary for funding the CPR training equipment.

Upper Montgomery had a call at appox.15:27 (March 8, 2020)   for a collision involving a motorcycle on Whites Ferry Road...
03/08/2020

Upper Montgomery had a call at appox.15:27 (March 8, 2020)
for a collision involving a motorcycle on Whites Ferry Road.
Trooper 3 was requested for transport.
Photos by Greg #firephotographer, FB Greg's Fire, Twitter GregsFirePhotos, Snapchat Gregsfirephotos

At Appox. 8:25am (March 8, 2020) Upper Montgomery Assisted in a Mutual Aid Call involving a House Fire in Frederick Coun...
03/08/2020

At Appox. 8:25am (March 8, 2020) Upper Montgomery Assisted in a Mutual Aid Call involving a House Fire in Frederick County.
Photos by Greg #firephotographer, FB Greg's Fire, Twitter GregsFirePhotos, Snapchat Gregsfirephotos

Upper Montgomery Responded and were Dispatched at appox. 18:10 this evening (March 1, 2020) to a Large Brush Fire. Units...
03/02/2020

Upper Montgomery Responded and were Dispatched at appox. 18:10 this evening (March 1, 2020) to a Large Brush Fire. Units BE714, PE722, W714 (Tanker) dispatched at 18:27 AT735, W722, B714 - Also responded BC705. Approximately 3 acres burned. Photos by Greg #firephotographer, FB Greg's Fire,Twitter GregsFirePhotos, Snapchat Gregsfirephotos

Station #14 Welcomes Captain PJ, our new A-Shift Captain.
02/22/2020

Station #14 Welcomes Captain PJ, our new A-Shift Captain.

Friday, Feb 21 UMCVFD Ambulance 714  StandBy Crew
02/22/2020

Friday, Feb 21 UMCVFD Ambulance 714 StandBy Crew

UMCVFD at a call yesterday (02-08-2020) with Frederick County at our side for a mutual aid rescue at Sugarloaf Mountain....
02/09/2020

UMCVFD at a call yesterday (02-08-2020) with Frederick County at our side for a mutual aid rescue at Sugarloaf Mountain. Photos by Greg #firephotographer, FB Greg's Fire,Twitter GregsFirePhotos, Snapchat Gregsfirephotos

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Beautiful Day
Where is Santa???
Thank you, UMCVFD for collecting toys for WUMCO! Also, thanks to Mike White for delivering them and for the people of Poolesville for donating them! Happy Holidays!!
Thank you so much for letting my little future firefighter visit the station today. It meant so much to him!
AT&T FirstNet First Responder Fundraiser is this Saturday September 8th at Fire Station 1 Restaurant. 10% of food purchases will benefit the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association. https://www.facebook.com/events/303402156908832/
Big kudos to the Ladies of the Auxiliary that prepared the meal for the Class of '67's 50th class reunion. The food was delicious ...thanks again for all your hard work.
Thank you to the Ladies Auxillary and to the "Honor Guard" for honoring my Aunt Jane (Jane Fowler). She was very proud to be a part of your family, and it meant a lot to my family to have you be a part of our celebration of her life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Cindy Watkins, member of Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department)
Want to thank all of you that responded so quickly when we just showed up at the door Monday evening. You took great care of our family member and we really appreciate it! He was at SGA until after midnight while they ruled things out. They left for home today and he will follow up there. I know we have the best department in the county. You all are fantastic! Thank you again.