montgomery county fire and rescue

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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August 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Clarksburg Collision

Update (Aug. 21): Montgomery County Police said the motorcycle collision on Frederick Road (MD 355) near Comus Road in Clarksburg is now fatal. Jeremy Cross, the 22-year-old motorcyclist from Silver Spring, died from injuries he sustained in the collision, police say. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate this incident and urge anyone with information […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Faces Murder Charges For Stabbing Person in Silver Spring Parking Lot

 Update, May 17: Montgomery County police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide that left a man dead in Silver Spring. Police say Oscar Danilo Manzano-Mora, 23, faces charges of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Edras Armando Munoz on May 8. According to police, after a dispute in a parking lot outside of […]

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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 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire Displaces Gaithersburg Family

An electrical fire spread to the inside of a house on the 19000 block of Quail Valley Boulevard in Gaithersburg. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, all occupants of the house were outside when the fire spread. Piringer said that firefighters were able to contain the fire, and eventually […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Chicken Basket in Gaithersburg

Firefighters responded to a fire “in the rear of the Chicken Basket” restaurant in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue at around 9 a.m. on Monday. E753 Operated as the 2nd due engine on the 8 box this morning. pic.twitter.com/FZrRNlNC3M — Professional Firefighters of NIST IAFF Local F161 (@IAFFF161) April 22, 2019 The cause of the […]

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April 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Extinguish Fire in Derwood Garage, House

Montgomery County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in Derwood on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Jason Blake, the acting public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said that the fire was at a house located along Rydal Terrace. Fire officials tweeted that the fire was “primarily confined to the garage.” The cause of the fire […]

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