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October 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Deploys New Advanced Life Support Chase Car (VIDEO)

Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) are thanking the city’s elected leaders for supporting the department’s purchase of a new advanced life support (ALS) chase car. According to a city news release, the car, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe known as ALS703, will be staffed around the clock with RVFD volunteer and career paramedics. […]

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August 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

Superintendent Completes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr got a challenge and stepped up to the plate….err, the ice bucket that is. Lance Dempsey, principal of the Northwest Jaguars in Germantown, challenged Starr to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge, a viral fundraising effort by the nonprofit to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), […]

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August 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Taking a Stand Against ALS (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Before there was the ice bucket challenge, several young Montgomery County residents were already spending a part of their summer raising money to help fight ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. For several years, North Potomac resident Kristen Webb said her 12-year-old daughter, Elise, has set up a lemonade stand […]

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