montgomery county fire and rescue

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 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Fire at Gaithersburg Motel Causes More Than $150K in Damages

A Motel 6 in Gaithersburg was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out on the motel’s second floor. No injuries were reported, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Damages as a result of the fire estimate to more than $150K, according to Piringer. The cause of the fire is […]

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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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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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