MCFRS

November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Route 108 at Stanley Hills Way Reopens After Extended Closure

UPDATE at 4:10 p.m. Damascus Road (Route 108) has reopened in both directions. UPDATE: Both directions of Damascus Rd (MD 108) at Stanley Hills Way have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) November 15, 2018 UPDATE at 3:20 p.m.  The road will be closed for at least two more hours, according to officials. Damascus […]

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November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Dump Truck Collide in Aspen Hill Area

Update, 11 a.m.:  At least nine people, including eight students and one adult, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in the Aspen Hill area, according to the police. The bus was taking students to Farquhar Middle School in Olney. The injuries are […]

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November 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

WATCH: Firefighter Rescues Deer Stuck in Fence

A Silver Spring firefighter helped to free a deer trapped in a fence near Piney Branch Road in Takoma Park. In a tweet by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer, video reveals the firefighter using heavy equipment to bend the bars to free the animal. Piringer said once freed, the deer was able […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Truck Collide in Germantown

At least seven people, including two children, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in Germantown, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer. Officers from Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the intersection […]

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October 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Rescue Crew Home From Helping Hurricane Michael Relief

After roughly 10 days in Florida’s panhandle to assist with Hurricane Michael relief, crews from Maryland Task Force 1 are back home. The team was assigned to wide area search operations where they worked with other state and local teams to search houses and help with rescue efforts. Hear more in the video below:  

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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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