Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer

May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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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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May 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery, Howard, PG County Firefighters Contain Burtonsville Fire

Firefighters contained a large fire at Bell Nursery Factory in Burtonsville, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services. According to Piringer, firefighters from Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s County were dispatched at around 12:20 p.m. on Monday in response to the fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene, Piringer […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Geese Gone Wild Pedestrian Bitten By Goose

Geese Gone Wild: Pedestrian Bitten By Goose in Derwood

It was a goose chase like no other in Derwood on Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that a pedestrian was attacked by a goose in the Shady Grove county bus lot. The lot is located on 16600 Crabbs Branch Way. According to Piringer, the pedestrian was bitten and was […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Fire at Kensington Condo Complex Causes $2 Million in Damage

Update: The fire at The Waterford Condominium in Kensington has affected 15 condos, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Piringer said on Twitter that the building was built in the mid-1960s and is “non-sprinklered.” Fourteen of the 15 damaged condos are from both smoke and water damage, but […]

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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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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Rockville Day Care, Swim Center

Georgetown Hill Early School and Woodley Gardens Swim Club in Rockville caught fire Sunday, causing the daycare center to close Monday. After the fire, Peter Cromwell, CEO of Georgetown Hill, posted a comment to Georgetown Hill’s Facebook page. He said the damage to the buildings were “significant.” “At this time, we do not know the […]

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