Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

July 11, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Bomb Squad Conducts Explosives Training in Poolesville

Residents in the Poolesville and Dickerson area, do not be alarmed when you hear loud “booms” on Thursday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s Bomb Squad and Montgomery County Police Department will be conducting an explosives training at the Outdoor Shooting Range located on Elmer School Road in Dickerson. Training will take place all day […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Gaithersburg Businesses, Destroys Barbershop

A fire has destroyed a Gaithersburg barbershop and brought significant damage to a number of businesses in Gaitherstowne Plaza near North Frederick Avenue and Chestnut Street. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, more than 75 firefighters were on the scene after 5 a.m. on Tuesday responding to a fire […]

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May 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elected Officials Find Out What It’s Like To Be a Firefighter

What is it like to be in a firefighter or paramedic’s shoes? Elected officials including County Executive Mark Elrich found out today as part of an exercise at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park. Jordan Lindsay has the story.

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April 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Extinguish Fire in Derwood Garage, House

Montgomery County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in Derwood on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Jason Blake, the acting public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said that the fire was at a house located along Rydal Terrace. Fire officials tweeted that the fire was “primarily confined to the garage.” The cause of the fire […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Retired Division Chief Recognized for 45 Years of Fire Service

Recently retired William “Alan” Hinde served Montgomery County for 45 years. On Friday, Hinde was recognized for his commitment to fire service at the 45th Public Safety Awards Luncheon, where he won the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award. According to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as a child, Hinde “sustained serious burns to […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Reptile Rescues: Two Lizards Saved in Fire, Car Wreck

We’ve heard the old trope about firefighters rescuing cats from trees, but did anyone know that they also rescued lizards? Cousins? I’m not sure, but today @mcfrs assisted an injured Bearded Dragon lizard (pictured at Vet on left) involved in a collision (Seneca Rd & Esworthy Dr) while this afternoon another Bearded Dragon lizard (pictured […]

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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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February 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bel Pre Road Apartment Fire Displaces 100

A two-alarm fire displaced 100 people Thursday morning in Silver Spring, according to the Twitter feed from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Here’s how MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer reported the fire via Twitter: 2-Alarm, Grand Bel Manor Condominiums, 3852 Bel Pre Road. 4-level residential apt, fire under control, extension in the pipe chase on all […]

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December 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Fire Marshal Sander Cohen

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday Dec. 10 in honor of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. Cohen was struck and killed in the line of duty when he responded to a crash on I-270 Friday night. The flags will […]

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