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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
Fri. Nov 3rd 2017
Important Recall from KIDDE - Fire ExtinguishersKidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death ReportedKidde plastic handle fire extinguishersName of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handlesHazard: The fire extinguishe...
Fri. Sep 8th 2017
The Bethesda Fire Department hosts its Annual Open House, Saturday, September 16, from noon to 3:00pm!  Fun for kids and adults!  Fire safety information, static displays, food and drink, games. Awesome fire people and equipment to meet and see up close.  And, maybe some surprise...
Wed. Sep 7th 2016
Fire safety tips .To help us make our homes and families safer. Follow #firesafein31 on Twitter at  @usfire and on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/usfire.For additional fire safety and prevention information, visit  USFA.Partner with us and join the fight at  www.usfa.fema.gov/prev...
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...
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