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April 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Clase de Reclutamiento de MCFRS Suspendida por Casos de Coronavirus

La clase de reclutamiento de bomberos y rescate del condado de Montgomery ha sido suspendida temporalmente, en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. El jefe de MCFRS, Scott Goldstein, dice que tres participantes resultaron sintomáticos la semana pasada, mientras estaban en la academia de entrenamiento. Las autoridades dicen que una persona dio positivo por COVID-19 […]

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April 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Entire MCFRS Recruit Class Sent Home Due to Symptomatic Participants

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue recruit class has temporarily been suspended in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein says three recruits became symptomatic last week while in the training academy. Officials say one person tested positive for COVID-19 while the other two had symptoms. The recruit class and their support […]

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March 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Coronavirus Impact on Local First Responders

Like everyone else, first responders are facing major changes when it comes to everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Goldstein says although the dispatch call volume has gone down compared to past daily averages, the goal for first responders is to stay prepared. With several closures and […]

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January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New and Improved Fire Engines Added to MCFRS Fleet

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services recently got a total of 24 new fire engines that are in the process of making their way into service. MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein says the new and improved engines will provide desperately needed support. “We’re very happy to now be placing in service part of this 23-unit engine […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Seniors Pledge to Drive Responsibly

On Thursday morning, Councilmember Will Jawando hosted a launch event for the safe driving initiative, #DrivingItHome, at his alma mater of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The initiative was started in Feb. 2019 by Prince George’s Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. Anderson-Walker launched the initiative after a series of deadly collisions on Indian Head […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Despite Olney Protests, Council Approves 10 New Radio Towers

The Montgomery County Council approved a plan Tuesday to install 10 new radio towers in the county, which completes a new emergency communication system. In total, the county will have 22 radio towers. One of the towers will be built in Olney on Georgia Avenue near the Intercounty Connector. Before the vote, State Sen. Ben […]

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June 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Goldstein on How County Will Improve Emergency Communications

Fire Chief Scott Goldstein talks about the Mother’s Day outage that silenced emergency communications for 14 hours and what the county is going to do about it. Hear his comments on the latest Montgomery Talks.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please […]

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May 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elected Officials Find Out What It’s Like To Be a Firefighter

What is it like to be in a firefighter or paramedic’s shoes? Elected officials including County Executive Mark Elrich found out today as part of an exercise at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park. Jordan Lindsay has the story.

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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March 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Captain John Feissner Retires After 34 Years with Fire Department

After serving more than 30 years with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Captain John Feissner is retiring at the end of March. “It’s been wonderful,” he said. “I’ve been very blessed to witness a lot of changes over my tenure with the fire service.” One change in particular Feissner noted is the growth of […]

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