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MCFRS Timeline

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Year/ Description Date
1988  
Recruit Class 1 started 2/29/1988
Recruit Class 2 started
6/13/1988
Recruit Class 3 started 11/28/1988 
1989  
Previously Trained Class 1 started 7/10/1989
Previously Trained Class 2 started 7/24/1989
Recruit Class 4 started 8/14/1989
New Station 31 opened  12/9/1989
1990  
Recruit Class 5 started 2/26/1990

Recruit Class 6 started

8/27/1990
1991  
Previously Trained Class 3 started 8/5/1991
1992  
Previously Trained Class 4 started 6/15/1992
Recruit Class 7 started 11/16/1992
1993  
Recruit Class 8 started 09/20/1993
1994  
Recruit Class 9 started 2/22/1994
1995  

Recruit Class 10 started

1/23/1995
New Station 15 opened  4/23/1995
1996  
Title changes: Sergeant to Lieutenant, Lieutenant to Captain, Captain to District Chief 6/19/1996
1997  
Bill 37-97 created Fire Administrator 1/1/1997
Recruit Class 11 started 11/17/1997
1998  
Recruit Class 12 started 1/12/1998
Recruit Class 13 started 8/17/1998
1999  
Recruit Class 14 started 2/8/1999
Recruit Class 15 started 8/16/1999
Recruit Class 16 started 11/29/1999
2000  
Recruit Class 17 started 2/14/2000
Recruit Class 18 started 9/11/2000
2001  
Recruit Class 19 started 2/20/2001
Recruit Class 20 started 9/4/2001
New Station 4 opened 10/21/2001
2002  
Recruit Class 21 started 2/11/2002
Recruit Class 22 started 9/3/2002
2003  
ECC moved to Public Safety Communications Center 7/1/2003 (est)
Title change: District Chief to Battalion Chief 11/30/2003
2004  
Recruit Class 23 started 6/6/2004
SCBA shop opened at Grovemont Circle 11/1/2004
Recruit Class 24 started 12/13/2004
2005  
Bill 36-03 effective 1/1/2005
Fire Chief Thomas Carr  1/1/2005
Recruit Class 25 started 5/16/2005
A138 and A148 uncontrolled  10/2/2005
Recruit Class 26 started 10/17/2005
Safety Officer 24/7 11/13/2005
Station 35 opened 11/20/2005
2006  
Recruit Class 27 started 1/30/2006
Recruit Class 28 started 3/27/2006
EMS703 in service at Station 35 4/4/2006
AT20 out of service  5/10/2006
New Station 1 opened 6/1/2006
Code Compliance moved to 255 Rockville Pike 7/1/2006
Recruit Class 29 started 10/9/2006
Flex units A86/A257 started 10/15/2006
Quint 40 designated as Truck 40 10/29/2006
2007  
Recruit Class 30 started 3/19/2007
1 + 1 medic units started 5/16/2007
T12 OOS  9/1/2007
Recruit Class 31 started 9/4/2007
Council of Government Unit Numbering (700 designations) 10/15/2007
2008  
Recruit Class 32 started 3/17/2008
Mobile Ambulance Bus and Medical Care Support Unit 726 7/15/2008
Recruit Class 33 started 9/2/2008
2009  
Station 22 opened  2/1/2009
Fire Chief Richard Bowers 5/19/2009
Recruit Class 34 started 9/29/2009
Central Maintenance Facility opened 11/1/2009
2010  
A709 out of service 7/1/2010
T701 moved to T716 7/4/2010
Station 34 opened  9/11/2010
2011  
Fire station maintenance transferred to MCFRS 7/11/2011
BC703 moved from FS31 to Grovemont Circle 8/30/2011
2012  
Recruit Class 35 started 2/27/2012
Urban Search & Rescue moved to Dover Road  4/1/2012
Recruit Class 36 started 6/4/2012
12 hour days at R2, R1, 17 and 5 ended 7/1/2012
MCFRS Headquarters moved from Executive Office Building to 100 Edison Park Drive 8/1/2012
2013  
EMS Transport Fee initiated 1/1/2013
Recruit Class 37 started 1/14/2013
AT724 placed in service 7/28/2013
Recruit Class 38 started 7/29/2013
New Rescue 2 opened   11/16/2013
Fire Chief Steven Lohr 12/10/2013
2014  
Duty Chief, BC703, EMS703 moved to FS32 2/25/2014
Station 32 opened 2/27/2014
Recruit Class 39 started 3/10/2014
Station 18-T (Grandview Ave) opened, Old Station 18 closed 4/3/2014
Chase car pilot began (3,8,25,R2) 4/20/2014
Chase car pilot end 7/13/2014
Recruit Class 40 started 9/18/2014
2015  
Emergency Fire Dispatcher started at ECC 4/20/2015
Fire Chief Scott Goldstein 6/16/2015
2016  
E740 became PE740 1/10/2016
Rescue 2 from 1 ambulance and 2 medic units to 2 ambulances and chase car 1/24/2016
E705 became PE705 (daywork hours) 1/24/2016
A715 controlled 24/7 7/10/2016
Code Compliance transferred to DPS 7/10/2016
E726 became PE726 8/7/2016
Technical Operations moved from PSCC to Public Safety Logistics 8/22/2016
New Station 18 opened 10/21/2016
New Public Safety Training Academy opened 11/14/2016
EMS701 moved from FS19 to FS18, designated EMS704 12/1/2016
Recruit Class 41 started 12/12/2016
2017  
Change to Motorola P1 CAD 4/2/2017
A706 placed in service and staffed Mon-Fri 0700-1700 6/28/2017
M741 became ALS741 (daywork hours) 6/28/2017
E710 became PE710 6/28/2017
E711 became PE710 6/28/2017
M704 became A704 6/28/2017
M730 became A730 6/28/2017
M735 became A735 6/28/2017
Recruit Class 42 started 10/2/2017
Recruit Class 43 started 12/12/2017
   
   

 

Last Updated September 26, 2017

 

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