emergency

March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

One Transported to Hospital After Early Morning Collision on River Road

Fire and rescue teams responded to a collision early Saturday morning after a car rolled over on River Road in Bethesda. River Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off while fire and rescue teams attended to the scene. A passenger was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated from the vehicle. One person […]

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December 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Prepares to Implement New Emergency Radio System After Serious Disruptions in 2019

In 2019, multiple emergency radio channels dropped over Mother’s Day weekend in Montgomery County, hindering public safety communication. Now, the county is preparing to switch over to a new system. The shift to a new emergency radio system will happen in three phases, beginning Jan. 4, 2021, said Gerry Adcock, Public Safety Radio Communication Systems […]

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July 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard Advises Residents About Staying Cool Under Heat Emergency Alert

Montgomery County is under a Heat Emergency Alert until 6 p.m. Tuesday. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, at a cooling center in Silver Spring.

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April 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Low-Income Residents Who Don’t Qualify for Benefits Will Get Check from County

Montgomery County will give out one-time checks to residents with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty level, who do not qualify for federal or state COVID-19 benefits.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is administering the Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program, according to a statement from the county. A […]

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March 13, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Will Halt Evictions for a 15 Day Period

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, Gov. Larry Hogan decided to issue a “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19,” according to the sixth district court of Maryland for Montgomery County Memorandum and Order. The international outbreak of COVID-19 poses an impending danger to the welfare of Montgomery […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Fire and Rescue Begins ‘Cold Responses’ for Non-Critical Emergencies

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) began a county-wide program Jan. 1 to give “cold responses” to certain non-life threatening emergencies. The program will be ongoing.  Under the program, emergency vehicles might not flash their lights or use sirens when responding to non-critical emergencies, like fractures. Emergency medical dispatchers would determine whether or not […]

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September 13, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Town Hall to Address Climate Change in the County

County officials and environmental activists will hold a “Climate Emergency Town Hall” on Sept. 14. “We are now in a climate emergency. Addressing any emergency requires a plan, and that plan must be followed by leadership and action. Montgomery County intends to lead and set an example that others can follow and join. That is […]

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest High Students Learn About Helping Others in First Aid Course (VIDEO)

Some Northwest High School students have been taking a unique First Aid course, where they learn skills for aiding adults, children and infants in case of an emergency. These students are passionate about what they have learned, and recently they organized a First Aid Fair to share information with other students and teachers. Find out […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Officials Close River Road at Lake Potomac Drive for Utility Work

This just in: River Road is closed at Lake Potomac Drive for emergency utility work. Commuters should seek an alternate route. Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD 190) at Lake Potomac Drive. Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 19, 2016 Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

American Red Cross Blood Drive Set for Today in Rockville

Did you know that June 14th is World Blood Donor Day? The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive, today -Thursday,  from noon – 7 p.m., at the Rockville Blood Donation Center at 11820 Parklawn Drive. You can also give blood at the Rockville location on Friday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on […]

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