firefighters

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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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More Than a Dozen Displaced After White Oak Townhouse Fire

Three townhouses were damaged in a fire that displaced 10 adults, five children, three dogs and a cat early Thursday morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring. Firefighters responded to the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. Thursday morning to find fire in the attic of two townhouses. Approximately 85 firefighters […]

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December 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: ‘Human Element’ Blamed for Firefighters Going to Wrong Address

Firefighters were sent to the wrong address for a house fire Friday night, going to a Rockville address instead of where they should have gone in Wheaton, about 10 miles away. The correct address was on Pritchard Road. Firefighters were sent to Piccard Drive. “We have a human element and there’s always a chance for […]

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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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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Aspen Hill Family Safe From Fire But Will Be Displaced

A fire at a single-family house, located on the 13700 block of Parkland Drive in Aspen Hill, has displaced a family. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire occurred at around 4:15 p.m. on Monday and was likely caused from a malfunction in a radio located in […]

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June 13, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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