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MCFRS News Release


For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2014

Release ID: 14-12
Contact: Public Information Office
(240) 777-2442 Media Line
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Travilah Fire Station 32 – Open for Business

Official Fire Station Dedication Planned for the Spring

Montgomery County, MD- - The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is proud to announce the opening of its newest fire and rescue station.  Fire Station 32, a state-of-the-art, one-story facility strengthens our ability to provide critical, emergency response resources to meet the community’s growing needs.  This twenty-six thousand square foot structure currently houses an Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine company, a Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) officer, and command staff capabilities which provide critical infrastructural response support to meet the community’s continued development.

Travilah Fire Station 32 is situated in the northwest quadrant of the Darnestown and Shady Grove Road intersection of Rockville and is projected to initially serve over forty thousand citizens.  Its primary response area covers a thirteen square mile area which includes Traville, Fallsgrove, western Rockville, Travilah, and North Potomac. This area’s population is expected to significantly increase with the planned development of the Johns Hopkins University Belward Campus, Life Sciences Center expansion, Crown Village community, Bright View Assisted Living Facility, and an eventual mixed use development on the property currently occupied by our county’s Public Safety Training Academy.

Featuring four, drive-through, apparatus bays, Fire Station 32’s design incorporates dormitory accommodations, a kitchen and dining room, a multi-use lounge, and an exercise room.  It also includes a training room and several administrative offices designed for public safety use. We are proud to claim this facility has also achieved a coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating for incorporating sustainable and environmentally-sensitive design elements.

Fire Station 32 is initially projected to respond to over five thousand emergency calls annually. Drivers should plan and expect an increase in emergency vehicle traffic in the area and are reminded to “move to the right for sirens and lights.” Additionally, pedestrians and cyclists in the area should be alert when travelling in the area as well as anywhere on our county roadways.

The official dedication ceremony for Travilah Fire Station 32 is planned for later this Spring. In the interim, additional information about your new station can be found at:

http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl.asp?url=/content/DGS/DBDC/RegionalProjectPages/UpcountyProjects/travilah_fire_station_32.asp. 

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