Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

August 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man May Face Life-Threatening Injuries from Fire

A fire burned “a two-story quad-style building” on Sage Way in Germantown on Wednesday, according to Chief Kelvin Tomas, the assistant public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Thomas tweeted that firefighters extinguished the fire from a bedroom, and they evaluated two occupants of the house for injuries. Fire officials said on […]

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April 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill Reopens

UPDATE:  Officials report that both directions of Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill reopened. FINAL UPDATE: Both directions of Norbeck Rd (MD 28) at Wintergate Dr in Aspen Hill have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 ORIGINAL: Montgomery County officials are advising motorists to avoid Norbeck Road (MD28) at […]

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April 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Forest Glen House Fire Displaces Family

More than 50 firefighters battled a house fire on Brisbane Street in the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring early Thursday morning. The fire displaced the family of four and sadly left the family cat dead, according to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. The fire started in the rear porch and involved an […]

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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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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

photo of Maryland State Police traffic stop at night

Local Emergency Officials Stress Importance of the ‘Move Over Law’

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials want to send a reminder regarding the “move over law,” which requires motorists to change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers. Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, says a number of Maryland […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

As Rain Continues in the Region, Flooding Concerns Grow

As rain continues in the region, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings until Saturday morning.  This is at least the fourth weather alert this week regarding the rain, and officials said residents can expect 3 to 5 additional inches of rain. With more rain in the forecast, safety officials from Montgomery […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Grilling Season: Safety Officials Remind Residents to Use Caution

The number one cause of fires is unattended cooking which doesn’t exclude grilles, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. “In the last couple of days, we’ve already had a few grill fires and deck fires,” he said. Since temperatures are rising, fire and rescue officials said they are expecting […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire and Rescue Crews Rescue Kayaker Stuck on Ice

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services were called in early Tuesday to help a kayaker who was reportedly stuck on ice at Seneca Creek State Park. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, posted about the rescue on Twitter. According to his Tweets, MCFRS swift water crews responded to the 11900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg […]

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