Message From the Fire Chief
by Kurt Evers
The Riverdale Fire Department faced a number of difficulties during 1999. When I took over as Chief this January, I was determined to put this department back on track, both financially and in our public image.
We have had a few incidents that have been widely reported in various publications, however, I assure you that these are the exception and not the rule. The President of the RFD Corporation, myself and the rest of the membership of the department stand ready to serve the public at the most professional level at all times.
If we can be of assistance to you, whether for a home inspection, to check your smoke detector, or for an emergency, do not hesitate to call upon us. Please remember that for all emergencies, dialing 911 is the quickest way to get the proper level of response.
In conclusion, I would like to leave you with these Winter Safety Tips.
As the weather turns chillier, many people turn to their fireplaces for a relaxing, comfortable source of heat. Some rely on other methods of heat, such as portable heaters, either they are electric or fueled by some other source such as kerosene.
If you have a fireplace, please observe these safety tips:
Kurt Evers is the new Fire Chief for the Riverdale Fire Department. He is a career firefighter in Montgomery County.
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