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     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 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.

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6600 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD  20815


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 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. 

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Fire Station 20 -Phase II Refurbishment Completed
Thu. Apr 17th 2014
Phase II project at Fire Station 20 has been completed.  We will continue to provide the modern facilities and equipment to the Firefighters that would allow them to rest and physically train. This is the Bethesda Fire Department's (BFD) major contribution to all of our fire fighters. ...

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High Profile Incidents. A message from Fire Chief Lohr
Sun. Apr 6th 2014
I would like to acknowledge the strong work of the MCFRS and share some observations and outcomes regarding a number of the high profile incidents.First and foremost, one of our own, a tenured Captain suffered a serious, life threatening event while returning to the station from the PSTA. In the vic...

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Dear Friends, thank you for your toy donations.
Sun. Mar 30th 2014
Dear Bethesda Fire Department,On behalf of the many families at Magruder's Discovery in Bethesda, I would like to offer you my sincere thanks and gratitude for your continued service on behalf of our community.  This year, due to the abundance of toys you delivered to our community, 68 fami...

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Protect your family, be aware of the Maryland's new smoke alarm law.
Fri. Mar 28th 2014
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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Clothing Donations - Thank you for your support.
Thu. Mar 20th 2014
The Bethesda Fire Department has partnered with MetroAid for the clothing donation initiative.  MetroAid’s mission is to assist MD, DC, and VA charities with raising funds through the sourcing and sale of donated clothing.Your support is great appreciated; please donate your clothing...

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