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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Please view Bethesda Fire Department's events at http://www.bethesdafdmd.com/

Upcoming Events
Every 3rd Tuesday
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Every 1st Thursday
5:30pm
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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
Sat. May 30th 2015
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 ...
Fri. May 29th 2015
                 Fire and Rescue personnel are frequently the only smoke alarm “experts” the general public will meet. The department’s Safety in our Neighborhood and After the Fire programs have b...
Fri. May 29th 2015
On Saturday, September 26, from 12 to 3:30 the Bethesda Fire Department will host an Open House at station #6 on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard.Here is an opportunity to have fun and learn fire safety tips that could protect you, your family and your property. Plus you get to s...
Fri. May 29th 2015
Our main concern is to keep you informed and protected from fire.  Please see the link below and pass this information to your friends and family.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJH21WmALc Also, please watch from the link below the short videos and learn how to protect your family from fir...
Fri. May 29th 2015
Submitted by Gail Werner, Town of Somerset Representative to the Bethesda Fire Department, Inc.Is Your Smoke Alarm Protecting You and Your Family?Many of us think that because our smoke alarms are properly installed and we have changed the batteries, they will alert us in time if a fire should ...
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