Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

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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May 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Depression Are Concerns Expressed by Students During Town Hall

“I would like her to be involved in what’s going on to get active with her peers and get involved in what’s going on around the County,” said parent Faith Gill. Like Gill’s daughter, dozens of students from across the county gathered at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday evening for a youth town […]

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March 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Spring Forward Sunday: Don’t Forget to Reset Your Clocks

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, March 12, for daylight saving time (DST). DST is the period of the year when clocks are moved one hour ahead, resulting in an extra hour of sunlight during the evening hours. The changeover back to standard time (ST) occurs November 5 at 2 a.m. […]

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July 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Public Safety Officials Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) celebrated first responders on July 8th at its annual public safety awards. The ceremony happened just hours following the tragic shooting in Dallas, and Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain held a moment of silence in honor of the victims. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. “This is usually a celebration, but […]

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July 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Reaction to Dallas Shooting (VIDEO)

Montgomery County public safety officials and elected leaders attended this year’s Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Public Safety awards ceremony just hours after the tragic shooting in Dallas. We asked them about their thoughts on the shooting. Find out more in this MyMCMedia extra video, below.

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials Celebrate Ramadan at Muslim Community Center Annual Iftaar (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Eric Luedtke and commissioners from the County’s Office of Human Rights attended th Muslim Community Center’s (MCC) annual iftaar dinner on Thursday night. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein also attended […]

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