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November 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Fire Chief Reports a Recent Increase in Number of Fires Sparked by Ashes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a number of kitchen fires on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County. Fire Chief Scott Goldstein also reports a recent increase in the number of fires sparked by improperly discarded fireplace ashes. Goldstein said it is important to discard ashes from a fireplace or wood stove in a metal can and […]

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December 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Santa Runs Resume in Rockville

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department has announced on its website that its popular Santa Runs are back. Just one day ago, the fire department notified the community, on its Facebook page, that the rides were suspended this week. The reason was because Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein expressed some safety concerns about […]

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July 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway, the county’s new fire chief, the police department’s pilot program for body worn cameras, the latest on the safe and sick work leave bill and more. You can watch the show in its […]

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June 25, 2015 | Aline Barros

Scott Goldstein Sworn in as Fire Chief (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has a new chief. Scott Goldstein was sworn in as the county’s newest fire chief on June 25. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Goldstein said, “We answer many calls a day … and each call is somebody else’s bad day and we need to be ready and we need to always have […]

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June 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Council Confirms Scott Goldstein as Fire Chief (VIDEO)

The County Council voted unanimously on June 16th to confirm Acting Fire Chief Scott Goldstein as Fire Chief. Goldstein was County Executive Ike Leggett’s nominee for the post. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says Acting Fire Chief Scott Goldstein is his nominee to head the Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Service (MCFRS). “As a 25-year […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Officials Break Ground on Public Safety Training Academy (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett along with County Council members Marc Elrich, Sidney Katz, Hans Riemer and Tom Hucker, Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, Acting Fire Chief Scott Goldstein and Department of General Services Director David Dise took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) on Feb. 11. The […]

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January 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

What Do You Do If You Fall Thru the Ice? (VIDEO)

Montgomery County firefighters have a message for residents: stay off the ice. Firefighters say no frozen pond is ever 100-percent safe in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Captain Joe Bell tells us what to do if you do fall thru the ice at a frozen pond. Take a look: For more coverage on […]

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December 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Launch Pedestrian Safety Campaign in Parking Lots and Shopping Centers (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to look out for each other when out and about this holiday season. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Respect the Space reminders: Drivers are reminded that it is illegal to park a vehicle without disability tags or license in a designated disability parking space. The fine is $250. The individual […]

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July 18, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Chief Lohr on the Dangers of Leaving Children and Pets in Hot Cars (Video)

With summer temperatures hitting the upper nineties, officials are warning parents and caregivers about leaving children inside hot vehicles.  Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr has more in this summer safety message:

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February 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Council Confirms Appointment of Fire Chief (Photo)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of Fire Chief Steve Lohr at its Feb. 4 meeting. Chief Lohr had his family with him for the appointment and reflected on his long career that took him back to his first structure fire some 43 years ago. Lohr will be paid a salary of $205,000. […]

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