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3 weeks ago
It is with deep sadness the Officers and Members of KVFD announce the passing of Life Member Earle Efird.
He joined KVFD in 1958 and rose to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. His wife, Life Member Nadine Efird passed away last month.
Our condolences to the Efird family. Rest easy Chief, we'll take it from here. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest easy Earl knowing you passed on your knowledge to the next generations.
Earle was a mentor to many. And boy, could he drive a fire truck! God Bless You Earle - RIP 🚒🙏 Thank you for your friendship and your dedication to KVFD.
The best mentor on the fireside a young kid could ever ask for that was not his own dad. I will never forget the first baby I had to deliver. I was 18, and I swear it was still not clear where babies even came from. He walked me through it that snowy night like he had done it a million times. I would love to find the paper I wrote about him as a final in High School before graduation. The topic I picked was a hero in the community. That was Earle. The Kensington community had so idea how many times Earle was there for them. Rest well my friend.
This is truly sad to read. As Chief Jones said it, Earl was a legend and a mentor and he was mentor! I owe him much of what I learned as a firefighter and as a tiller man, truck and engine driver. He would respond from home, dressed, and in the truck before anyone got out of the bunk room! I will always remember you Earl. Thank you for your service, dedication and friendship!
Earl asked me to sell two houses for him and , in the process of doing that work, we got to know and to enjoy each others company. His house on Homewood Parkway returned more money than he expected so i tried for years to get Earl to buy a hot tub in his Delaware retirement home. Never Did. Not Surprised. He was a good man who gave enormously of himself to the great love of his life. The KVFD.
The best mentor I ever had. RIP Earl. You were a member to be admired and imitated.🚒🚨🚑😥
In his own unassuming and genuine way, Earle was a giant and an incredible mentor. Along with many others, I learned so much from him. He trained me to tiller the ladder truck. He told me he was going to “be darn sure” I was ready to be on the road since I was about to be the first female volunteer to tiller - and he said people would scrutinize even more than usual. He made me practice with 4 different drivers at the front since he said it was so important to know different driving styles. I feel honored to have worked with him. May both Earle and Nadine Rest In Peace.
R.I.P EARLE YOUR SERVICE WITH THE DEPARTMENT WILL NEVWR BE FORGOTTEN. 🚒🚒🚒🚒
Thank you for your many years & contributions to the fire service. Rest In Peace
RIP Earle. I’ll never forget how you use to beat sleeping members in the firehouse to the apparatus from your home.
Condolences to the Efird family, may he rest in peace.
If you wanted to get there fast...but safe...you rode with Earle. A friend, mentor, and brother to many at KVFD. He will be sorely missed. RIP Chief Efird.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Rest Easy Chief!!
I don’t think I ever beat him......but loved to try
RIP...PRAYERS TO ALL
Nadine didn’t even get a chance to pick out curtains for her new Place! See ya both again one fine day!!! All my love to the family! 💗🔥💗🔥💗🔥💗🔥💗
Thank you for your service.
I will never Forget a call for Truck 5 Earle loved that Piece! we ran in Bethesda special called to a large house fire Earle Driving Bobby G Tiller I was officer And Lou Mcintire was in the Bucket when we arrived the Duty Chief motioned us closer to the house.....when got out he said reserved space for the Elder Bus! Lou lost his hearing aid on that call.....unforgettable call Earle I will never forget you will miss you and Nadine Forever...Bobby G also.....
RIP Earl. If it had wheels...he could drive it.
Earl was a Legend!!!!! RIP Brother
R.I.P. Prayers to all
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3 weeks ago
I thought I heard something. I heard all those jets and was thinking what are they doing over here and I missed the photo op. Great catch Fire DEPT and Thank-you for posting . Thank you for your service and stay well and be safe.
They flew right over my house! It was amazing
That’s is awesome.
4 weeks ago
On Saturday April 25, 2020 at 1053 hours, units from Kensington Stations 5 & 18, and several other MCFR and Federal companies were dispatched for a house fire in the 3800 block of Inverness Drive in Chevy Chase. Units arrived on the scene to find a fire in the garage that was extending into the house. Chief 705 Bravo (Jones) had the command. There were no injuries and the cause was ruled electrical in nature. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you hardworking first responders!!
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