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 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
About Us

Welcome to Bethesda Fire Department, Inc.


BFD Built and Maintains Bethesda's Fire Stations

We are your neighborhood fire department. Once all volunteer, now your dedicated  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue professionals respond every time you dial 911. Our volunteer board of directors provides day-to-day support for Fire & Rescue Service's operations.

The Bethesda Fire Department's mission is to prevent loss of life and property through community education and service since 1926.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services firefighters, all certified Emergency Medical Technicians, arrive first and ready at Bethesda homes and businesses for emergency rescue and fire calls. Meanwhile, BFD needs your tax deductible contribution to keep facilities in peak condition and to educate homeowners, apartment dwellers, business people and children of all ages about fire prevention.