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It's Coming...Snow!

Everyone Remember, Safety is Your Responsibility

So Please SLOW DOWN in the SNOW and

 

  

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And It's That Time of Year Again...

Colder temps have us all looking to our home heating systems which, a good number of times, means wood stoves and fireplaces.  Careful attention to safety can minimize fire hazards.

                           Fireplace

To use them safely:

Be sure the fireplace or stove is installed properly. Wood stoves should have adequate clearance (36 inches) from combustible surfaces and proper floor support and protection.

Wood stoves should be of good quality, solid construction and design, and should be UL listed.

Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.

Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire.

Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from escaping, unwanted material from going in, and to help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants.

The stove should be burned hot twice a day for 15-30 minutes to reduce the amount of creosote buildup.

Don't use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.

Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.

Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite these materials.

Before you go to sleep, be sure your fireplace fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house.

If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide.

Never discard hot ashes inside or near the home. Place them in a metal container outside and well away from the house.

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The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Congratulates our Home Town Damascus High School  Football Team

The Swarming Hornets!

2015  3A State Champions!

The Damascus Volunteer Fire Dept has supported the Damascus High School Swarmin Hornets Varsity football team all year long with Friday night standbys at home games and all local playoff games at DHS to ensure player and crowd safety in case emergency medical services were needed. 

 

The Damascus Hornets completed their 2015 season undefeated and finished it in true "Damascus Style" with a trip back the bank " M and T Bank Stadium home of the Baltimore Ravens. to play Dundalk for the Maryland State High School Football 3A championship. 

To show our support crews staffing Engine 713B and K713C loaded up and escorted the the team from Damascus High School all the way to Baltimore, Md. 

Members of Damascus decked out the local fire engine to show support for our hometown team by sporting a green light to represent school colors and a Damascus Football sticker on the windows on the truck. 

 

Crews stayed throughout the games and cheered the Hornets on as they brought the State Championship back home to Damascus. 

After a huge victory over Dundalk the apparatus and members, escorted the team back into town with lights and sirens to a warm welcome by the community at the high school for all to celebrate the win.

The Damascus Volunteer Fire Dept would Like to congratulate the new Maryland state 3A champions and say thanks for bringing it home

 

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______________ May 18, 2015 - DVFD  Station #13 Response __________

  • The DVFD Volunteers, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), and off duty Rockville City K9 Unit and his blood hound and community volunteers, responded in an urgent search for seven year old Raphael Leon who wandered off from his home.  The DVFD volunteers, using infrared equipment, searched the areas around Butterfield Way and the surrounding community.  The combined effort was ultimately successful when an undercover officer located Raphael in a field behind Damascus High School.  To learn more details, including Raphael's gratefulness to all the first responders, click here
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Special Thanks to Krista Brick of Montgomery Community Media

 

______________ May 15, 2015 - DVFD  Station #13 Response __________

  • Over 50 Firefighters and EMS Personnel from 4 Counties including Montgomery, Carroll, Howard, and Frederick responded to a single structure fire in the 1400 Block of Long Corner Road in Mount Airy. 
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Photo Credit: DVFD Member Pablo Rodriguez

   _____________ January 10, 2015 - DVFD Station #13 Response _______

  • The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, along with Fire Rescue Personnel from surrounding areas, responded to a fire in Damascus in the 28400 Block of Kemptown Road.  

Our thanks to all the firefighters involved and the entire community's concern expressed for the family. 

For more information and details regarding a GoFundme website that has been established to help the family, 

please see the following link:  http://www.mymcmedia.org/house-fire-in-damascus-photo-2/

 Special thanks to Sonya Burke of Montgomery Community Media, Photo Credit: Pete Piringer, MCFR

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Please consider making a Donation to The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department

  • We have a team of individuals canvassing our local Damascus neighborhoods where you can provide donations of any amount directly to them.
  • You can also contribute directly online by clicking on the secure Donate tab located on the column to the left.

As always, we THANK YOU for your Ongoing Support!

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SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!

Remember to Replace the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors!

    



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Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
26334 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
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