montgomery county fire rescue service

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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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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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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May 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Accepting Applications Through May 23rd (VIDEO)

The county fire and rescue department has opened its application process through May 23rd.   Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

Buckle Up; Raising Awareness About Car Seat Safety in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Families in Montgomery County can count on a child car seat safety program to learn how to properly strap their children into a car seat or a booster. The light turns green and these concerned parents enter the Fire Station number 34 in Germantown to learn how to install a car seat, properly buckle their […]

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April 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

Buckle Up: Car Seat Safety Program in Montgomery County

Families in Montgomery County can rely on the infant and child car seat safety program to learn how to properly strap a baby into a car seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three of every four car seats are installed improperly. But Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service runs a program that checks car seats […]

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January 13, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Child Dies After Falling Through Ice in Sediment Pond

UPDATED A 10-year-old child, identified by police as D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, has died after falling through the ice on a sediment pond in Gaithersburg, according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). Late in the afternoon of Jan. 13, Montgomery County fire rescue units were called to […]

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