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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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January 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Early Morning Germantown Fire Destroys House

Firefighters responded to a home in Germantown around 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the home engulfed in flames. Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says the homeowner discovered and reported the fire upon returning home. Piringer said the blaze occurred in the 21000 block of Emerald Drive. When entering the […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Fire Department Employee Charged with Sexual Assault Offenses

A 33 year-old Gaithersburg man has been charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual offenses, and one count of second-degree assault. According to a police statement, the charges come after an incident from July 3. Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, who worked as a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services employee since 2013, was providing treatment to […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Route 108 at Stanley Hills Way Reopens After Extended Closure

UPDATE at 4:10 p.m. Damascus Road (Route 108) has reopened in both directions. UPDATE: Both directions of Damascus Rd (MD 108) at Stanley Hills Way have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) November 15, 2018 UPDATE at 3:20 p.m.  The road will be closed for at least two more hours, according to officials. Damascus […]

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November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Dump Truck Collide in Aspen Hill Area

Update, 11 a.m.:  At least nine people, including eight students and one adult, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in the Aspen Hill area, according to the police. The bus was taking students to Farquhar Middle School in Olney. The injuries are […]

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November 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

WATCH: Firefighter Rescues Deer Stuck in Fence

A Silver Spring firefighter helped to free a deer trapped in a fence near Piney Branch Road in Takoma Park. In a tweet by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer, video reveals the firefighter using heavy equipment to bend the bars to free the animal. Piringer said once freed, the deer was able […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Truck Collide in Germantown

At least seven people, including two children, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in Germantown, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer. Officers from Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the intersection […]

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October 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Rescue Crew Home From Helping Hurricane Michael Relief

After roughly 10 days in Florida’s panhandle to assist with Hurricane Michael relief, crews from Maryland Task Force 1 are back home. The team was assigned to wide area search operations where they worked with other state and local teams to search houses and help with rescue efforts. Hear more in the video below:  

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August 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frederick Road Reopens After Fire at Clarksburg Recycling Facility

Updated at noon: All lanes of Frederick Road between Clarksburg Road and Old Hundred Road have reopened. Original post: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a recycling facility in Clarksburg. Both directions of Frederick Road (MD355) between Clarksburg Road (MD121) and Old Hundred Road (MD109) are […]

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