May 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Near Drowning Reported at Community Pool in Rockville

UPDATED A seven-year-old boy was transported to the hospital on Memorial Day after nearly drowning at a community pool in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a bystander initiated CPR on the boy. Piringer […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ambulance Crew Reunites in Hospital, Medic Remains in Intensive Care

The two paramedics seriously injured in an accident on I-495, while they were responding to another call early Sunday morning, continue to recover from their injuries. In an update posted on the Glen Echo Fire Department’s Facebook page, John Witherspoon, president of the Conduit Fire and Glen Echo Fire Department, said medic Tom Schryver remains […]

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February 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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MCFRS Ambulance Crew Hospitalized After Being Struck by A Vehicle

UPDATED A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) volunteer ambulance crew is hospitalized with serious injuries today after being struck by a vehicle overnight while on duty at I-495 between River Road and I-270. Maryland State Police have identified the volunteers as Glen Echo Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Thomas Schryver, 26, and […]

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October 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Car vs. Townhouse (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County fire rescue crews are on the scene of a car vs. a townhouse on Ridgeline Drive near Clubhouse Road in Montgomery Village. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that there are several injuries. He said two people in the car were injured in the crash. A person […]

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October 16, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Fire Rescue Vehicles Collide at Aspen Hill Road and Parkland Drive

An ambulance and a fire engine truck collided at the intersection of Aspen Hill and Parkland Drive as they both rushed to an emergency call before 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, seven people in the fire rescue vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. […]

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September 29, 2014 | Susan Burkinshaw

Image of ambulance to represent Montgomery County Council Approves Ambulance Fee

When Popcorn Becomes Deadly…

What should you do if someone eats something and they tell you their tongue feels itchy? Immediately ask them if they have a known allergy, ask them if they have an EpiPen and administer the dose of epinephrine, then call 9-1-1 (From Don’t wait – time is precious. On Friday night, my kids were […]

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