Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

June 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Germantown Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

Firefighters responded to a home located on the 13500 block of Station Street in Germantown around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday to find the second floor engulfed in heavy smoke and fire. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says about 65 firefighters worked to get the blaze under control. Officials say […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

A family of five — three adults and two children — has been displaced from their home in Montgomery Village after a fire, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated on the second floor of the family’s three-level townhouse on Club Lake […]

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June 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Frederick County Firefighter Found Dead in Dickerson

A Frederick County firefighter was found dead in Dickerson on Tuesday morning, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services confirmed the death of Drue Jones, 66, on Twitter. Jones was a 14-year veteran of FCFRS who worked at Emmitsburg Station. Piringer said that at […]

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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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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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