Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Car Wash Gone Wrong: Vehicle, Garage Fire in Damascus

A car caught on fire from the owner cleaning and drying it with a “heat gun,” Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said on Twitter. According to Piringer, firefighters responded to calls Thursday morning about a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway on Middleboro Drive in Damascus. 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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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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August 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Councilmembers Raise Communication Concerns at 911 Outage Briefing

The Montgomery County Council raised concerns about Alert Montgomery and communication efforts, following last month’s 911 system outage that happened at the Alternative Emergency Communication Center (AECC) located in Rockville, at today’s council briefing. Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the public safety committee, began the meeting stating, “You simply cannot have your 911 system […]

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