Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loose Batteries Cause Accidental House Fire

Two people have been displaced after loose batteries caused their two-story North Potomac home to accidentally catch fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the house in the 14600 block of Settlers Landing Way at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, the fire originated in the kitchen, started […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

One Injured in Rollover on Goldsboro Road

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a collision involving a single vehicle rollover at 7:05 a.m. Thursday on Goldsboro Road near MacArthur Boulevard. The vehicle caught fire during the incident. Emergency personnel transported one adult individual to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The road was temporarily closed between MacArthur Boulevard and Rannoch Road, […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

No Injuries After Car Crashes Through Fence in Burnt Mills Area

A car crashed through a fence in the Burnt Mills area of Silver Spring, but there were no injuries. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Friday. It happened southbound Route 29 on Columbia Pike near Lockwood Drive, across from the Trader Joe’s and […]

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April 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Volunteers Sew More than 1,400 Masks for Montgomery County Firefighters

An “army of sewers” is at it again making masks in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation coordinated an effort to donate masks to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ firefighters at stations throughout the county. The effort was intended to keep firefighters safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire Capt. Laura Murdock […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fire Performer in Critical Condition After Kensington Shed Fire

Updated Feb. 12: Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that it’s probable the fire performer was dousing, or was about to douse, her baton with kerosene and it caught on fire and caught her clothing on fire.  Updated Feb. 13: Here’s MyMCMedia’s latest update on this story: Fire Performer Has Died After Significant […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents in Silver Spring, Rockville

Three pedestrians were struck Tuesday in Montgomery County.  The first incident occurred close to 6 a.m. this morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer’s Twitter account. A person was struck on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in Silver Spring, and had non-life threatening injuries.  The second incident was […]

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February 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Olney Mother Reunited with Two Rescue Officials Who Saved Her Life

Olney mother Mannie Wong was reunited with two retired fire and rescue officials who saved her life Feb. 1 at an automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR training session hosted by the Olney Rotary Club. Retired Paramedic and Captain Jeremy Gruber of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) and Retired Battalion Chief Henry […]

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January 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Familia de Kensington Desplazada Tras Incendio

Una familia de cuatro, dos adultos y dos niños, ha sido desplazada de su hogar en Kensington después de un incendio ocurrido el martes, según Pete Piringer, portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery. Piringer dijo en Twitter que el incendio se originó en el sótano y se extendió hasta el […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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