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August 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Awards Governor’s Citation to Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan awarded a governor’s citation to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. “I’m proud of every single one of you,” Hogan told fire and rescue members at their Bethesda station Wednesday. The Cabin John department also has a station in Potomac. “I know it takes a heck of a lot of […]

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May 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Families Displaced After Takoma Park Apartment Fire 

Several families were displaced, one firefighter was injured and one dog died in a fire at the Blair Park Gardens Apartments in Takoma Park, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. MCFRS was dispatched to the apartments on Eastern Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Piringer said. Firefighters found heavy […]

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April 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

15-Story Apartment Building Catches Fire in North Bethesda

About 75 firefighters responded to the Monterey Apartments in North Bethesda after an HVAC unit was “fully engulfed” on the roof, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS was dispatched to 5901 Montrose Road just before noon Tuesday. Workers were on the roof of the 15-story building doing HVAC work, […]

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April 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Volunteers Sew More than 1,400 Masks for Montgomery County Firefighters

An “army of sewers” is at it again making masks in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation coordinated an effort to donate masks to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ firefighters at stations throughout the county. The effort was intended to keep firefighters safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire Capt. Laura Murdock […]

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November 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fire at Chevy Chase Home Causes $750K Worth of Damage

Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday morning in Chevy Chase that caused about $750,000 worth in damage.   The fire started around 2:45 a.m. in a two-story, single-family home on the 5100 block of Westport Road in the Wohlshire neighborhood of Chevy Chase.  Approximately 85 firefighters battled the fire which had spread throughout the home. The home was unoccupied […]

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October 7, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Fire at Potomac Home Causes $800,000 Worth of Damage

Firefighters responded to a fire Monday morning in Potomac causing over $800,000 worth in damage.   The fire started at 2:45 a.m. in a two-story, single-family home on the 7600 block of Persimmon Tree Lane.  Eighty-five firefighters battled the heavy fire load and after several hours were able to get it under control. The person in the home got out safely. One firefighter was injured and is receiving […]

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August 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighter Prevents Potential Thief from Stealing Ambulance

MMA Training Helped to Prevent Crime Firefighter Diego Peclat used kickboxing, his jiu jitsu skills and his mixed martial arts training when he prevented the theft of his ambulance. Early Sunday morn, July 28 @mcfrs FF Peclat (FS701) while at ER intervened & assisted w/ ‘takedown’ of suspect threatening others at local hospital – Takoma […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Retired Division Chief Recognized for 45 Years of Fire Service

Recently retired William “Alan” Hinde served Montgomery County for 45 years. On Friday, Hinde was recognized for his commitment to fire service at the 45th Public Safety Awards Luncheon, where he won the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award. According to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as a child, Hinde “sustained serious burns to […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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March 5, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Trailblazing Firefighter Pamela J. Foltz

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Pamela J. Foltz paved the way for women in emergency response rolls as the first female career firefighter in Montgomery […]

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