firefighter

May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Trash Truck Fire Closes Some Lanes of Shady Grove Road

Montgomery County firefighters battled a fire in a trash truck full of compacted cardboard on Shady Grove Road on Tuesday morning for hours, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted out photos of the fire and said it was “proving difficult to fully extinguish.” According to Piringer, […]

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April 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Firefighter

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Charles “Rick” Gentilcore, a firefighter who died Friday. A viewing will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. A full fire department memorial service will be […]

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April 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Firefighter Dies, Governor Orders State Flag to Half Staff

UPDATED A Montgomery County firefighter died on duty Friday, according to a county fire spokesman. Charles “Rick” Gentilcore was found unresponsive about 3:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Gentilcore was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he died. “The MCFRS family has incurred a great loss,” Piringer said […]

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November 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate Vacant House Fire in Twinbrook as Arson (PHOTO)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a house fire that occurred last night in the Twinbrook area of Rockville as arson. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the house fire occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at 13220 Midway Avenue. According to Piringer, about 50 firefighters responded to the scene and found flames […]

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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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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Trooper Injured in Collision on I-270 on Saturday Morning (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A Maryland State Police Department trooper was injured on Saturday morning during a traffic stop on northbound I-270 south of Shady Grove Road. Police said the trooper had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The collision happened shortly before 7 a.m. during a […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighter

UPDATED Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff effective immediately. This action is in honor of firefighter John Ulmschneider, who died in the line of duty on April 15 in Prince George’s County. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset on April 20th. Hogan also released […]

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April 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a fallen firefighter. 2. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a suspicious death that was reported at a Rockville hotel on Saturday morning. 3. Have you cast […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Battle Blaze at Damascus House

UPDATED Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters battled a blaze in the 9400 block of Primrose View Court in Damascus on Monday night that has displaced a family of five. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said three people escaped the house with no injuries. According to Piringer, there is significant fire damage to the two-story […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Firefighter Falls Thru First Floor at House Fire in Takoma Park

Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire at 118 Park Avenue in Takoma Park on Saturday night. One firefighter fell thru the the first floor of the burning house, officials said. The firefighter was able to self rescue and was not injured, according to a fire department spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete […]

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