montgomery county fire and rescue

August 4, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

Twenty-five years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over twenty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 25th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Family Displaced After Candle Causes House Fire in Silver Spring

A family of four is displaced after an unattended candle left in a kitchen caused an overnight house fire in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to the incident around midnight Friday near the 10400 block of Haywood Drive, near Evans Drive in Plyers Mill Estates. Overnite @MontgomeryCoMD plyers Mill Estates, off […]

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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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March 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $300K in Fire Damage at Chicken Basket Restaurant in Rockville

A fire in the kitchen area of the Chicken Basket restaurant on Norbeck Road in Rockville caused several businesses to close, according to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Pete Piringer. There were no injuries. ICYMI (~10p 3/10) 4700blk Norbeck Rd, kitchen fire, involved duct work; Cause, accidental; Damage >$300K; no […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Ale House: ‘We Will Be Back’

More than a week after a fire closed the historic Olney Ale House, a message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that said, “We Will Be Back.” A statement on the Ale House’s website says that the restaurant hopes to reopen early 2020. The statement thanks Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) for […]

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November 3, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Daylight Saving Time: Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery

Get ready for an extra hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight saving time comes to an end in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3. Montgomery County fire and police departments remind us that as we change our clocks, we should also change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in […]

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November 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

¡Llego la Hora de Cambiar la Hora del Reloj!

Prepárese para una hora extra de sueño este fin de semana. El horario de verano llega a su fin en las primeras horas de la mañana del domingo 3 de noviembre. Los departamentos de bomberos y policía del condado de Montgomery nos recuerdan que a medida que cambiamos nuestros relojes, también debemos cambiar las baterías […]

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October 26, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Halloween Safety Tips from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service offers safety advice to parents and others celebrating Halloween.  Costumes: Make sure costumes are flame-resistant or retardant  Avoid loose-fitting masks that block vision  Make costumes short enough to avoid tripping Wear shoes that fit Trick-or-treating: Carry lightweight flashlights  Wear reflective wristbands  Accompany children  Never enter a stranger’s home […]

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August 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Gaithersburg Collision

A 65-year-old Germantown man died from his injuries following a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon in Gaithersburg, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Police have identified the motorcyclist as Gregory Davis Sr. of the 18800 block of Poppy Seed Lane in Germantown. According to the police, Davis was traveling south on Woodfield Road on a […]

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