MCFRS

October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Construction Worker Seriously Injured After Shock, Fall

A worker is facing life-threatening injuries after getting electrically shocked and falling into the eight-foot foundation of a home under construction in Bethesda. The incident happened on the 6,000 block of Wilmet Road near Ewing Drive on Tuesday afternoon, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS). Update – […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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September 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Program Preps Students For Careers in Fire and Rescue Services

The Montgomery County Public Schools Fire Science and Rescue Cadet program prepares high school students for a variety of careers in fire and rescue services, including fire prevention, control and emergency medical technology. Students spend part of the day in their home high school and also attend formal training at the Montgomery County Public Safety […]

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September 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Brush Fire Continues to Burn on Hermit Island Near Great Falls

A brush fire on Hermit Island, located south of Great Falls Park in the Potomac River, has been burning since last week. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the fire on Hermit Island on Friday, according to MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer. Fifteen firefighters were on the island while others assisted nearby on […]

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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Arrested in North Carolina in Connection with Germantown Carjacking

Two people were arrested in North Carolina in connection with carjacking and assault offenses that occurred in front of a Germantown convenience store on September 6. Detectives from Montgomery County’s Major Crimes Division have charged 18-year-old Kenneth Darnell Davis of an unknown address with carjacking and assault; they’ve also charged 16-year-old Kimberly Morales of Montgomery […]

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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Whitman Student Charged with Hitting Classmate with Frying Pan

Update (Sept. 18): Court records show that the student who hit a classmate with a frying pan at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda faces first-degree assault charges. Police identified the student who was arrested at Whitman Monday morning as 19-year-old Prince Cutchember of Bethesda. Cutchember is being held without bail at the Montgomery County […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Fire Leaves No Injuries

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services tweeted about a vehicle fire Monday on Montgomery Village Avenue before Route 355. MCFRS Units in the scene WB Montgomery Village Ave prior to 355. Vehicle fire/ no injuries. MV Ave currently closed. @mcfrs @MCFRSNews pic.twitter.com/o0Tv36srYj — Daniel Ogren (@mcfrsPIO4) August 26, 2019 Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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August 23, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Fuertes Tormentas Desplazan a Dos Familias

Rayos provocan al menos dos incendios en casas el jueves por la noche. Fuertes tormentas pasaron por el condado de Montgomery el jueves en horas de la noche, dejando como resultado numerosas colisiones, un accidente de motocicleta, cables caídos y dos incendios en casas, según el portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Strong Storms Displace Two Families

Lightning strikes cause at least two house fires Thursday evening Strong storms passed through Montgomery County Thursday evening, resulting in numerous collisions, a motorcycle crash, wires down, and two house fires, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) spokesman Pete Piringer. Thursday about 7:45 p.m. MCFRS responded to a report of a house fire […]

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