I had the pleasure of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for our new Central Maintenance Facility on Monday. This state-of-the-art facility was truly impressive and will help to keep the MCFRS fleet on the street! Please take a moment and view some photos from the Central Maintenance Facility.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Ribbon Cutting to Open New Central Maintenance Facility
Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:00 a.m.
14935B Southlawn Lane
“Keeping the fleet on the street is the basic mission of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s new Central Maintenance Facility,” commented Chief Bowers. “This state-of-the-art facility incorporates world class fleet management best practices and reinforces our commitment to provide innovative and cost effective solutions that increase efficiency and productivity while ensuring continuity of service to the residents of Montgomery County.”
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has consolidated its satellite fleet management shops into this new 77,000 square foot Central Maintenance Facility. As the call load in Montgomery County continues to increase, the new Central Maintenance Facility complex is well-positioned to meet the growing demand and ensure a well-maintained fleet in top operating condition.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is one of the nation’s largest combination (career/volunteer) fire service agencies in the Country operating with a budget of about
$194 million and over 2,000 personnel.
In 2007 the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service attained the distinguished Accreditation status through the Commission Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), which falls under the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is one of only 122 departments in the US and the largest combination, career and volunteer department in the nation to be accredited.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
* Properly dispose of all smoking materials
* Maintain and properly use gas and electrical appliances.
* Never leave food cooking unattended; turn off the burner if you leave.
* Keep matches and lighters away from children.
* Never leave candles burning unattended.
* Develop and practice a fire escape plan.
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning—a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.
Remember, when you change your clock, check your smoke alarms and batteries – put a finger on it!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
So please take a moment and click on the link below and learn more about what you can do to help PREVENT an appliance fire in your home. The vast majority of fires in Montgomery County and across our great land are preventable incidents and NOT accidents! Most are the result of actions we did, or did not, take.
That said, please take positive action and click here to learn more: Appliance Fires