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

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

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2014 Call Volume
  FS 6 FS 20 FS 26
Jan 380 177 221
Feb 259 128 145
Mar 290 151 176
Apr 271 140 168
May 309 151 169
Jun 308 154 171
Jul 353 160 164
Aug 322 143 167
Sep 307 163 182
Oct 369 179 178
Nov 291 153 155
Total 3459 1699 1896

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Bethesda Fire Department, Inc.
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. 

News Headlines
2014 Toys Collection - Please bring a smile to a child
Fri. Dec 12th 2014
The Bethesda Fire Department is collecting new unwrapped toys of all ages until December 23rd.Volunteers and Firefighters from the Bethesda Fire Department will deliver the toys donated by many kind and thoughtful residents to the children that need our support through this difficult time. ...

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Frequently Asked Questions from Public Meetings September 2014
Tue. Dec 9th 2014
Recognizing the dramatic growth in recent years of the Bethesda Chevy Chase region, the Bethesda Fire Department convened two public meetings (September 11th and 18th) at Fire Station 6 to explain the process it has undertaken to address the evolving needs of Fire Stations 6, 20 and 26.  In an ...

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Mon. Dec 8th 2014
The Fitz File: July 25, 2014Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:20 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 25, 2014 9:57 AM EDTThe Bethesda Fire Department’s Station 6 sits at Bradley Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue. It's one of the most valuable pieces of property in Montgomery Co. But the firefighters say their station ho...

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2014 Planning and Development Process - FAQ
Mon. Dec 8th 2014
Bethesda Fire Department2014 Planning and Development ProcessFrequently Asked Questions   The Board of Directors of the Bethesda Fire Department (BFD) is working on a number of conceptual ideas for Fire Station #6 at Wisconsin Ave. and Bradley Blvd. to ensure that we can maintain our high ...

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Clothing Donations - Thank you for your support.
Tue. Dec 2nd 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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