MCFRS

August 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frederick Road Reopens After Fire at Clarksburg Recycling Facility

Updated at noon: All lanes of Frederick Road between Clarksburg Road and Old Hundred Road have reopened. Original post: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a recycling facility in Clarksburg. Both directions of Frederick Road (MD355) between Clarksburg Road (MD121) and Old Hundred Road (MD109) are […]

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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July 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Developing Story: Animals Removed in Suspected Hoarding Situation

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Hazmat crews are assisting Montgomery County police officers with removing cats from a suspected hoarding situation in North Potomac. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, crews responded to the 12300 block of Sweetbough Court Wednesday evening. HazMat crews are on the scene to evaluate ammonia levels and exposures in […]

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June 24, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

North Potomac House Fire Consumes Garage

A quiet North Potomac neighborhood was awaken early Sunday morning at 2:15 a.m. as Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at 14900 Keeneland Circle.  Neighbors watched as MCFRS first responders lined up along Triple Crown Road to attend to the blaze.  Flames could be seen from two hundred yards away up and […]

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June 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Smoke in Building Causes Chevy Chase Library to Close Friday

An overheated motor in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system caused the Chevy Chase Library Branch to close down for the remainder of the day Friday.  Fire and rescue crews responded to reports of smoke in the library’s boiler room. MCFRS spokesperson, Pete Piringer, said the smoke and hazard were removed, but the library […]

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June 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County’s Fire and Rescue Recruit Class Complete ‘Hot Mess’ Test

In less than a week, 33 individuals will graduate from Montgomery County and Fire Rescue’s training academy. Before they walk across the stage, however, they are putting their skills to the test in what fire officials call “hot mess.” “What that stands for is hands on training mock emergency scenarios,” said Pete Piringer, spokesperson for […]

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June 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire Crews Respond to Reported Hazmat Incident

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a hazmat incident on New Hampshire Avenue near Norbeck Road. Crews were dispatched Friday morning for reports of Muriatic Acid, a chemical used for pool cleaning, on the roads. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the product was removed and the situation has mitigated […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Home

Two people have been displaced after a tree fell on their home in Bethesda Friday afternoon, Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed. The incident happened on the 4500 block of Chelsea Lane.  There is significant damage to the home but no injuries were reported, according to Piringer. Power to the […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

As Rain Continues in the Region, Flooding Concerns Grow

As rain continues in the region, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings until Saturday morning.  This is at least the fourth weather alert this week regarding the rain, and officials said residents can expect 3 to 5 additional inches of rain. With more rain in the forecast, safety officials from Montgomery […]

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May 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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No Injuries Reported After Wires Fall on School Bus

No injuries were reported Monday afternoon involving a Montgomery County Public School Bus, officials confirmed. Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Atlantic Avenue in Rockville after cable wires fell on an occupied school bus, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Information was not provided by […]

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