Telephone: (240) 773-4712

Email: Hillandalefiredepartment@gmail.com

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:29

The Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department has been providing fire protection to its citizens since 1948 based on the needs of the local community.   This service is in jeopardy of being reduced to increase service in other areas of the county.

Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett’s FY 19 budget has recommended a reduction to fire rescue services. One of those reductions is the removal of personnel assigned to ladder truck 724 that is serving the communities of Hillandale, White Oak and Colesville since 1964.   This action will render ladder truck 724 unable to respond to emergencies and rely on services from other fire stations.  

These services are not guaranteed to respond! The additional time it will take for another ladder truck to get to the scene of a fire with someone trapped in the window waiting to be rescued may make a difference between life or death.

Ladder Truck 724 is a necessary piece of fire apparatus. With the annual 2% increase in emergency incidents in the area coupled with the new FDA complex, the new Adventist White Oak Hospital and the large amount of high-rise buildings plan for the East County and Science Gateway Center now is not the time to reduce service provided by the specialized truck.

We need your help!   Please contact the members of county council and tell them NOT to remove the personnel from Hillandale Ladder Truck 724! The East side of the County deserves the service it has paid for over the past 75 years from Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department and the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service.

REDUCING THE FIRE SERVICE RESOURCES IN THE HILLANDALE AREA IS UNACCEPTABLE TO THE CITIZENS, NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT COUNTY COUNCIL TODAY!

Here are the numbers and emails for each Council Member:

  • Council President and at large Council Member Hans Riemer - 240-777-7964 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Council Vice President and District 4 Council Member Nancy Navarro - 240-777-7968 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • District 1 Council Member Roger Berliner - 240-777-7828 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • At large Council Member and Public Safety Committee Chair Marc Elrich - 240-777-7966 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • At large Council Member Nancy Floreen - 240-777-7959 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • District 5 Council Member Tom Hucker - 240-777-7960 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • District 3 Council Member Sidney Katz - 240-777-7906 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • At large Council Member George Leventhal - 240-777-7811 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • District 2 Council Member Craig Rice - 240-777-7955 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.