Our dedicated members provide emergency medical, fire and rescue services to communities in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As an integrated part of the local fire-rescue system, BCCRS emergency medical technicians, firefighter/EMTs and paramedics respond to help members of our community during emergencies of all types, such as heart problems, strokes, vehicle crashes, and fires. Our highly-trained volunteers also provide medical care at local events including races and festivals.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad is part of the 911 response system for all fire and rescue services in Montgomery County. Our EMTs, paramedics, firefighter/EMTs, and incident commanders receive the same training and education required of all members of the county’s fire and rescue system. We work closely with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue and our neighboring local fire departments to make sure everyone receives the highest-quality services during any type of emergency. BCCRS units provide services on a daily basis, at varying degrees depending on demand, in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Glen Echo, Cabin John, Potomac, North Bethesda, Kensington, and Rockville.
For more than 70 years, BCCRS has served the residents of and visitors to the District of Columbia. Through an agreement with the DC government, we continue to provide EMS services directly in cooperation with the DC Fire and EMS Department (DCFEMS). In the event of a medical emergency, residents of Upper Northwest DC can contact BCCRS on our DC Emergency Line by dialing 301-652-1000. After determining the nature of the call, our dispatcher will quickly notify one of our ambulance crews to respond. Depending on the nature of the emergency, DCFEMS will also be notified and may send a first responder or additional resources to assist. Visit our section on DC Responses for more information.