first responders

September 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Put Themselves At Risk So Others May Live’: Kensington First Responders Praised During 9/11 Ceremony

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) responded to the Pentagon after the deadly terrorist attacks that day. The fire department held a ceremony Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Members and other leaders praised the first responders from Montgomery County who acted that day.   Previous Post: Kensington Fire Department […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: MedStar Montgomery Medical Workers Receive Pfizer Vaccine

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s frontline workers in Olney are starting to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine arrived at MedStar Montgomery on Dec. 18. Thomas Senker, the president of MedStar Montgomery and senior vice president of MedStar Health, said in a statement that the vaccine marks a new chapter in the fight against the coronavirus. […]

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September 11, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

The ‘Beer Fairiez’ Visit Montgomery County First Responders, Frontline Workers

It’s not just a simple game of ding dong ditch and leaving a few cans of booze behind.  Rockville lawyer Josh Bienstock and wife Jen Bienstock talked with County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy about their efforts to spread joy and say thank you to first responders and frontline workers with some locally crafted beer.  The […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Honor Medical Workers at Suburban Hospital

Montgomery County Police honored medical staff at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda Tuesday morning. Police drove down the entrance to the hospital with their lights on, some thanking the workers from the intercom in their vehicles. Patients and staff at the hospital watched the first responder vehicles drive by from the sidewalk and through the windows. […]

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April 30, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Orders Maryland Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Heroes and Healthcare Workers

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to honor more than 1,000 Maryland residents that have died due to the coronavirus, Hogan announced today. The flags were lowered to half staff at noon today and will stay lowered until sunset on Sunday, May 3. The lowering of the flag throughout the […]

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April 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Partnership Puts Sanitizer in the Hands of Local First Responders

A public-private partnership has led to a solution for local first responders during the current health crisis. Some local distilleries, wineries, and a compounder pharmacist came together to help make hand sanitizer that is being distributed to first responders regularly as they fight on the front lines during the COVID-19 outbreak. The partnership was formed […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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March 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s First Responders, Employees Get Locally Produced Hand Sanitizer

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a critical shortage of hand sanitizer for Montgomery County’s employees and first responders. In response, a dynamic partnership has been created to address the shortfall. Locally made hand sanitizer has made its way into the hands of Montgomery County Police and staff at the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation thanks […]

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February 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County First Responders Share Coronavirus Preventative Measures

As the Coronavirus [COVID-19] continues to impact the world, Montgomery County first responders say they are prepared and have preventative measures in place in case the virus has a local impact. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has had an infectious disease task force in place in a joint effort with Montgomery County Health and […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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