Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer

January 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Familia de Kensington Desplazada Tras Incendio

Una familia de cuatro, dos adultos y dos niños, ha sido desplazada de su hogar en Kensington después de un incendio ocurrido el martes, según Pete Piringer, portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery. Piringer dijo en Twitter que el incendio se originó en el sótano y se extendió hasta el […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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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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January 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Hotel Smoke Investigation Causes Traffic Delays

On Monday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) investigated smoke inside of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located between Spring Street and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS, said the investigation caused Colesville Road, between Fenton Street and Spring Street to temporarily close. Piringer said many other […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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November 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire at Silver Spring House Displaces Family

A family has been displaced due to a fire at their two level house in Veirs Mill Village, located in the 2900 block of Minden Road in Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted that around 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Construction Worker Dies After Shock, Fall in Bethesda

UPDATE (5:20): Pete Piringer tweeted the construction worker has died from his injuries after getting electrocuted and falling into the eight-foot foundation of a home under construction in Bethesda. UPDATE – Wilmett Rd, 1 injured construction worker was electrocuted & succumbed to his injuries (electrocuted), while the other co-worker is expected to be treated & released, […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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October 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Occupants Safe After Montgomery Village House Fire

On Monday at around 12:45 p.m., about 65 firefighters responded to a call about a house fire on Faber Court in Montgomery Village. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that occupants of the house got out safely. Here’s a look at Piringer’s tweets about the incident for more details: […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two People Injured in Rockville Collision

Two people are facing nonlife-threatening injuries after a vehicle collision in Rockville on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials. https://t.co/browDMOt7l pic.twitter.com/rA2uU3pMSm — BC Steve Mann (@mcfrsPIO6) September 6, 2019 Steve Mann, a battalion chief for MCFRS, tweeted that the collision involved two vehicles that crashed on 1st Street and Baltimore […]

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