You're invited! The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad will hold its free annual Open House, “Rescue Day 2016,” on Saturday, October 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rescue Day 2016 is being held in conjunction with the Taste of Bethesda, the outdoor food festival held just two blocks away in Bethesda's restaurant district.
Fire and Rescue Activities and Displays for All Ages
Rescue Day 2016 will feature fire and rescue activities, education and displays for all ages, including tours of the station; live demonstrations of emergency medical, rescue, and firefighting equipment; free kids’ firefighter hats; a moon bounce; and more. The Rescue Squad’s most advanced firefighting and rescue equipment, including emergency vehicles, will be on display.
A special visit by a helicopter used to transport critically injured patients to area hospitals when time is truly of the essence is planned. Visitors will get an up-close view of the helicopter and have the opportunity to meet the flight medics. (Because the helicopter may need to respond to emergencies throughout the day, its appearance at our event is subject to change.)
Step back in history and check out “Rescue 15” which is the Squad’s sleek 1972 Cadillac ambulance. The last Cadillac to serve in the Squad’s fleet, “Rescue 15” now serves in a ceremonial function at Squad open houses, parades, and other events and has become a favorite of kids and families.
Learn what it takes to be a first responder, all about volunteer opportunities with the Squad and the free training provided to become EMTs, Firefighters and Paramedics.
Directions, Parking & Transportation OptionsThe Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad is located at 5020 Battery Lane, at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road. Ample parking is available at the Montgomery County public parking garages within walking distance of the Rescue Squad. For parking information visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Parking/bethesda/bethesda-garage-36.html.
For more information visit: www.bccrs.org