montgomery county fire and rescue

September 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Tractor Trailer Pulls Down Wires in Rockville

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said no injuries were reported after a tractor trailer pulled wires down in Rockville Wednesday afternoon. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, crews responded to the 15800 block of Frederick Road around 4:30 p.m. after reports of downed wires on a tractor trailer, vehicles, and pole damage near the […]

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July 23, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community ep. 125: New Smoke Alarm Law

Smoke Alarms! Do you know about the new law that took effect January 1st? Is your smoke alarm going to help keep you safe in the event of a fire? On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses the changes in the Maryland law concerning smoke alarms, with Jim Resnick from Montgomery […]

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July 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Jeep Fire in Poolesville

Fireworks Blow Up Car; Charges Pending

Charges are pending for the person responsible for a vehicle fire caused by fireworks. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews and the Montgomery County police department responded to Hunting Quarter Road in Poolesville Thursday morning after a park official from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources found the damaged jeep. A preliminary investigation revealed that […]

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May 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Heat

With temperatures reaching beyond 80 degrees this week, it’s a reminder that summer heat is quickly approaching.  And while heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, more than 600 people die each year from them, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Children and elderly adults are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, according to Montgomery County […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Preparedness Fair Scheduled for Wednesday

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring a preparedness fair to encourage families, businesses and communities to be ready for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The initiative will emphasize that everyone can help first responders by learning how to assist in an […]

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Updated: County’s Rescue Crews Sending Help for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED 8.28.17:  Some members from Maryland Task Force 1 is headed to Texas. Maryland Task Force 1 is on the way to Texas to assist with this task. We are all in this together. #MDPrepares https://t.co/5FiDaiZknu — MDMEMA (@MDMEMA) August 28, 2017 20 Members of FEMA US&R MDTF-1 have been activated and are responding to […]

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July 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Causes $80,000 in Damages in North Potomac (PHOTOS)

A townhouse fire on Captains Walk Court in North Potomac caused an estimated $80,000 in damages Tuesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County fire officials. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to other units. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that the cause of the fire was […]

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June 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Officials Hosts Annual Senior Safety Forum

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County officials hosted the seventh annual Senior Safety Forum on Wednesday. The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, where people from around the world could voice their opposition to the abuse of older generations. Since the 60-and-over population in Montgomery […]

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May 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Aspen Hill Fire Displaces Two People

UPDATED Dozens of firefighters battled a house fire in the 4100 block of Southend Road in Aspen Hill overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze occurred around midnight. He said two people inside the house were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. He […]

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