ATTN: Clothing Donations

     Instructions    for those who make used clothing contributions at any of our giant white donation boxes:  

To obtain a tax deduction receipt form, please send an email to jmora@bethesdafire.org with your 1. name, 2. complete address, 3. date of contribution, 4. location of contribution ("box at Station # _" or "box at Democracy Station") and 5. best way to contact you.

Thank you for your donation and cooperation.

Avoid Grill Fires!

    Don't Cook More Than You Planned..

Avoid Grill Disasters!  

 from May 23, 2013 Washington Post article by Jura Koncius

See article:

 Avoid Grill Fires

Cost Effective Service

Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Departments save taxpayers more than $23 million each year.

See report: 

Providing Cost Effective Public Safety

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Contact Information
Bethesda Fire Department, Inc.
6600 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Non-Emergency: 301-652-5602

 Serving the Greater Bethesda – Chevy Chase Community Since 1926.

 
     The Bethesda Fire Department, Inc. (BFD) helps save lives three ways in cooperation with Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services and with thanks for your tax-deductible contributions.  
  • BFD's resources and expertise augment the equipment, maintenance and general care of County professional firefighters who operate from BFD three fire stations. 
  • We encourage fire prevention through education and service. Our classic 1926 American LaFrance Engine, BFD's first pumper, livens up community events.
  • BFD, a 501c3 organization  , owns and maintains three fire stations. Station 6, BFD headquarters, is at the prominent corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard. Station 26 sits along Democracy Boulevard next to I270. Station 20 is on Old Georgetown Road at Cedar Lane. 
     BFD is led by a volunteer community-based board of directors. Most board members represent residential constituent communities of Bethesda and Chevy Chase like Somerset, Wyngate and Edgemoor, and the business community through the BCC Chamber of Commerce. 
Ring our Bell to make a Tax-Deductible Contribution that supports BFD’s activities. 
News Headlines
Wed. Jul 27th 2016
 According to the report:  An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in th...
Tue. Jun 28th 2016
The Bethesda Fire Department, Inc. is proud to announce the results of the election of its Officers, Board of Directors, and members for its 90th Anniversary Year.  This Board will serve for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 working with County and State officials assisting in providing the finest fir...
Sun. Jun 26th 2016
At the very least, all homes need a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and garage, as well as one near the outdoor grill. Because fire extinguishers are rated based on what type of fire they put out, make sure you have the appropriate one handy. The fire extinguisher's rating system may also affec...
Sun. Jun 26th 2016
Fire safety is a vital concern to everyone.  After a fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Recovering from a fire in your home can be a physically and mentally challenging process for you and your family.  Often, the hardest part is knowing the steps you need to take and whom to ...
Sun. Jun 26th 2016
Watch for the Heat When Having Fun in the Sun!We are all longing for those lazy, hazy days of summer, especially after such a harsh winter. Butbeware! Exposure to extreme heat can make a person seriously ill. The likelihood of sufferinga heat‐related injury depends on factors such as physical ...
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