Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

May 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Emergency Room Visits Are Down, Number of Hospitalizations Still Above Normal

Visits to the emergency room have decreased in Montgomery County but the numbers for hospitalizations remain alarmingly high. Emergency Services officials say this is the case not only here in the county but throughout the state of Maryland. Local hospitals increased the number of intensive care unit beds to meet the need during the COVID-19 […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Overnight Leisure World Fire Causes $350K Worth of Damage

A fire in Leisure World, a housing community for “active adult living,” caused over $350,000 in damages Wednesday, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. The fire caused $250,000 worth of damage to the structure of the house and $100,000 worth of damage to the contents […]

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May 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Natural Gas Leak Causes Traffic Delays in Bethesda

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a natural gas leak in Bethesda on Monday morning. It happened on the 7000 block of Arlington Road around 7:45 a.m. causing slight traffic delays in the area due to detours. Washington Gas is working throughout the morning to get things under control by crimping the gas […]

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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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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

‘File of Life’ Form Prepares Residents to Make Trip to Hospital Alone

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services is encouraging residents to complete a File of Life form to prepare for unexpected emergencies and trips to the hospital during the COVID-19 health crisis. File of Life is a non-profit organization focused on preparing the elderly for emergencies. A File of Life is a form that anyone can […]

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February 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Man From Silver Spring House Fire

Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from the second floor of a burning home early Saturday morning. The home is located on the 200 block of Plymouth Street in Silver Spring. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call from a passing neighbor around 9:30 a.m. […]

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January 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Fire Crews Help With PG County Blaze

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews were among three local jurisdictions to aid in a large apartment fire in Prince George’s County on Friday morning. Just after 2:00 a.m., fire crews from Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Howard County responded to the 9100 block of Scott Adam Court in Laurel for the reported apartment […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring House Fire Displaces Family

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire in the 9200 block of Whitney Street in Silver Spring early Friday morning. The fire displaced the family of five and one adult was transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation, according to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. The fire started in […]

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December 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Currently Hiring 9-1-1 Call Specialists

County Accepting Applications Through Feb. 3, 2020 Montgomery County currently has openings for 9-1-1 call taker/dispatchers in the County’s Emergency Communication Center (ECC). Applications may be submitted online from now through Feb. 3, 2020, here. The ECC is responsible for all 9-1-1 calls placed in the County. The Public Safety Emergency Communications Specialist (Emergency Call […]

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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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