montgomery county fire rescue

February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Check Your Smoke Alarms (VIDEO)

It’s been a busy winter for Montgomery County firefighters who have responded to numerous fires costing millions of dollars in property damage. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the department is looking forward to spring as he also reminds residents to check their smoke alarms to make sure they are working […]

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October 16, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Fire Rescue Vehicles Collide at Aspen Hill Road and Parkland Drive

An ambulance and a fire engine truck collided at the intersection of Aspen Hill and Parkland Drive as they both rushed to an emergency call before 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, seven people in the fire rescue vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. […]

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August 14, 2014 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Public Safety Awards Breakfast Honors 57

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored Upcounty Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event was held on Friday, August 8 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. This year we honored 57 of the County’s, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Department & the City of […]

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July 24, 2014 | Laura Rowles

photo from 2013 GGCC Public Safety Awards breakfast

GGCC Public Safety Awards Breakfast Will Honor 57 on August 8

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event will be held on Friday, August 8 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Harvest Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. This year we will honor 57 of the […]

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June 19, 2014 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Public Safety Awards Breakfast Slated for August

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event will be held on Friday, August 8 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Harvest Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. We will honor the County’s & the City […]

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April 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Injured Hiker Rescued at Billy Goat Trail

Montgomery County’s swift water rescue crews helped rescue an injured hiker on the edge of the Potomac on April 6. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the woman hiker was not seriously injured. On his Twitter account, Piringer said multiple agencies assisted in the rescue on the Billy Goat Trail at […]

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March 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Fire on Georgia Avenue (Photos)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a two-alarm blaze that occurred at the Manor Apartments at 14300 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring on March 27. Public Information Officer Pete Piringer reports on his Twitter account that dozens of residents were evacuated from the three-story structure. He said eight apartments were damaged in the blaze and multiple […]

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March 5, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Sledding Accident in Takoma Park

Montgomery County fire rescue units were dispatched at 1:45 p.m. on March 4 for the report of an injured child involved in a sledding accident at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road). According to Beth Anne Nesselt of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, rescuers arrived on the scene and engaged in […]

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January 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo Steve Lohr

Cold Weather: Protect Your Pipes

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are reminding residents that it’s not too late to prepare for the cold weather ahead. With below-freezing temperatures in the forecast this week, a few simple steps can keep your family safe and your home’s pipes from freezing. Fire officials offer the following tips to prepare your home for […]

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December 17, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Stove Top Fire

Montgomery County fire rescue units responded to a fire at an apartment building at Georgia Avenue and Dennis Avenue just before 1 p.m. today (Dec. 17). When firefighters arrived, they located a small fire in a first floor apartment and quickly extinguished it. A spokesperson for the fire department, said the fire was caused by […]

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