firefighters

September 22, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Governor Hogan Announces Covid-19 Serum Testing For Firefighters

State health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland, according to Gov. Larry Hogan. .@MDHealthDept is conducting a #COVID19 serology testing study for Maryland's professional and volunteer firefighters. The initiative will help us determine the prevalence of the virus in our state and among our first […]

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July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Firefighters Receive $400,000 in Federal Funding

Maryland’s federal legislators announced July 16 the awarding of almost $400,000 for firefighters in Montgomery County to continue purchasing personal protective equipment. Montgomery County will receive $357,800 and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad will receive $45,780 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters – COVID-19 Supplemental program. “Each and every day, Maryland’s firefighters […]

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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Family Member Faces Arson Charges for White Oak Townhouse Fire

Update (7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tweeted Tuesday that an adult male has been arrested in connection to the White Oak townhouse fire. Piringer told MyMCMedia the man was related to the family that lived in the townhouse. The man faces charges for first degree arson, reckless endangerment, first degree malicious burning, and other charges are […]

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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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April 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Kensington House Fire Displaces Family, Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

A fire that fully engulfed a house in Kensington left a family displaced, and about in $1 million in damage. Officials say it took about 75 firefighters to get the blaze under control on the 3600 block of Farragut Avenue near Lexington Street in Kensington on Wednesday around 11:45 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the family […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Contain Fast Spreading Bushfire in Montgomery Village

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted Tuesday that dozens of firefighters contained a bushfire that was 5 to 8 acres long along powerlines in Montgomery Village. At around 3:15 p.m., the bushfire was encroaching nearby houses in the area of Duffer Way and Hickory View Place in Montgomery Village, but […]

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March 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan, Pence Will Hold Second Teleconference With Officials About Coronavirus

Gov. Hogan gave a coronavirus update at the 40th Annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference.  He said he will go to the White House Situation Room Monday, where he and Vice President Pence will hold their second teleconference with top-ranking federal officials and all U.S. governors about the federal-state response to the […]

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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 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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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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