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July 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Man Nearly Drowns at Silver Spring Pool, Resuscitated by Lifeguards

A person nearly drowned at the Silver Spring YMCA located on Hastings Drive on Saturday afternoon. Officials say the adult male was unresponsive after being pulled from the water, however he was resuscitated right before first responders arrived. The victim was treated and transported to a local hospital. Officials with Montgomery Fire and Rescue added […]

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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rescatistas fuera de servicio le salvan la vida a pareja en Colesville

Dos Oficiales de Montgomery, que se encontraban fuera de servicio, salvan a una pareja de Colesville que estaba atrapada dentro de su casa en las llamas Dos rescatistas, que no estaban en servicio, un oficial de policía y un teniente de bomberos, rescataron a una pareja de su casa en en llamas ubicada en Colesville, […]

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July 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Off-Duty First Responders Rescue Colesville Couple From Burning Home

Off-Duty Montgomery County Officers Saved Colesville Couple From Fire Two off-duty first responders — a police officer and a fire lieutenant — rescued a couple from a Colesville house fire on Tuesday morning. Sgt. Scott Brooks, a patrol sergeant for the Silver Spring police district, was driving to work on New Hampshire Avenue at around […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

No Serious Injuries After Monday’s Historic Rainfall

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, tweeted that there were no major injuries in Montgomery County after a historic rainfall on Monday. DYK on 7/8, in 3hrs (730-1030a), @mcfrs handled ~250 calls for Service (typical 24hr average is 350) Incl ~40/50 calls for possible water rescues, some folks self-rescued, while […]

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July 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierres de carreteras en el condado durante advertencia de inundación

La advertencia de inundación repentina está vigente para el Condado de Montgomery hasta horas de la tarde de hoy lunes en algunas áreas específicas.  Los Servicios de Bomberos y Rescate han reportado múltiples cierres de carreteras debido a las inundaciones causadas por las fuertes lluvias. Se recomienda seguir las actualizaciones de Pete Piringer, MCFRS y […]

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July 8, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Road Closures During Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood warning is in effect for Montgomery County until 11:15 a.m., and until 1:45 p.m. in some areas, and the Fire and Rescue Services have reported multiple road closures due to flooding from the heavy rain. Travelers should check Pete Piringer, MCFRS, and MCDOT Highway Services’ updates on Twitter prior to traveling to […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Truck Catches Fire Near Shady Grove Middle School

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted Wednesday that a contractor’s truck caught on fire by Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg. According to Piringer, the fire was extinguished and no one was injured. 8100 Mid County Highway, Shady Grove Middle School. Vehicle fire next to bldg, Contractors truck burned […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Tuesday Storm Causes Chaos in Montgomery County

On Tuesday, thunderstorms affected various areas of Montgomery County throughout the evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for a portion of Montgomery County until 545PM. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. For more information: https://t.co/x1r37Kgyvw — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 2, 2019 According […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Know Your Status, it’s National HIV Testing Day:  Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services at their Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring for free testing. 2. DNC Debates at Silver Branch Brewing: Join Montgomery […]

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June 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 26, and we are halfway through the week! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Racial Equity Community Conversation: There’s a Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at 7 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and County […]

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