len Echo Fire Department serves the southern tip of Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside of Northwest Washington, DC.
Our primary response area, commonly known as our "first due" area, includes portions of Bethesda and Chevy Chase and is bounded, roughly speaking, by the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River on the southwest, Wilson Lane on the northwest, River Road on the northeast, and Maryland/DC border that runs along Western Avenue on the southeast. In addition, we are frequently dispatched to adjoining communities such as Friendship Heights, Kenwood Park, Somerset, Kenwood, Cabin John, and Landon Woods.
We respond to calls for assistance on the towpath and Clara Barton Parkway within the C&O Canal National Park, along the Capitol Crescent Trail, at the Dalecarlia Reservoir, at the Intelligence Community Campus - Bethesda (formerly the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency), Kenwood Golf and Country Club, Glen Echo Park, Walt Whitman High School, Friendship Heights Metro station, GEICO Insurance headquarters, Westwood Shopping Center, and the Shops at Sumner Place (also known as Little Falls Mall).
If you live, work, shop, or recreate in one of these areas, Glen Echo is your fire department!
len Echo Fire Department is owned and operated by the Conduit Road Fire Board, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation chartered by an Act of the Maryland Legislature in 1931, and led by a board of directors elected from the community. There are 19 similar so-called "local fire and rescue departments" (LFRDs) in Montgomery County that operate 25 volunteer fire stations and are coordinated by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The volunteer and paid men and women who staff the fire engines, ambulance, off-road / trail / canal rescue (Gator), and bicycle emergency response team (BERT) at Glen Echo Fire Department take great pride in being part of a service tradition dating back over 80 years.
As an organization with a strong volunteer focus, we have always been grateful for the community's support, whether in the form of donated time and effort, in-kind gifts, or financial contributions. This is especially true given the current budget situation and political climate in Montgomery County. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online using the links on this website. And if you would like to volunteer as a firefighter or emergency medical technician, in an administrative role, or as a board member, you can find an application on the volunteer page.
We welcome you to stop by your firehouse and say hello. We'll be glad to check your blood pressure, inspect your fire extinguisher, or give you a new battery for your smoke detector.
Don't hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way!
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