montgomery county fire rescue

October 1, 2013 | Sonya Burke

House Fire in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County firefighters rushed to the scene of a house fire in the 3900 block of Woodbine Street during rush hour on Oct. 1 in Chevy Chase. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham said when firefighters arrived the fire was smoldering in the walls. According to Graham, there were no injuries. The cause and origin of […]

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September 1, 2013 | Sonya Burke

River Rescue

Montgomery County fire rescue units responded to an overturned canoe at Stubblefield Falls, not far from Great Falls Park, on the Potomac River on Aug. 31. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham reported on his Twitter account that fire rescue units were responding to the report of two people who had flipped a canoe in the […]

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July 31, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Gas Leak in Germantown

Montgomery County police and fire rescue crews were called to a site in front of the future Wegman’s  store in Germantown at 7:16 a.m. on July 31 for the report of a four-inch main gas line struck by workers. On his Twitter account, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham said there were no injuries in the […]

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June 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

River Rescue

UPDATED According to MCPD, on July 1 at approximately 2:25 p.m., Montgomery County Fire & Rescue recovered the body of 21 year old Vincent Crapps from the water. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Montgomery County Police search and rescue officers were on scene during the recovery efforts. Montgomery County Police detectives are […]

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June 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

Keeping Cool At The AT&T National (Video)

Bradley Wilt, Montgomery County fire-rescue service firefighter and paramedic, provides some tips on keeping cool at the AT&T National, including what to wear and not to wear. More Tips to Beat the Heat: Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect some of the sun’s energy. Limit your direct exposure to […]

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June 25, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Fire Displaces Dozens (Photos)

Over 100 firefighters responded to a three-alarm apartment fire on June 25 in the 19300 block of Club House Road in Montgomery Village and several rescues were made. According to fire officials, the first arriving units encountered heavy fire conditions throughout the building with fire blazing through the roof. More resources were quickly requested. As […]

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June 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Ladder Truck Damaged

A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) ladder truck was damaged during an incident on June 10 at 10 Mile Creek. According to a press release, fire rescue units were dispatched at 6:30 p.m. to West Old Baltimore Road for a possible car in flood waters  with a report of persons trapped in the […]

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February 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Fire Investigation Underway (Photo)

UPDATED 2/22 Montgomery County firefighters were dispatched at 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 to 175 Watts Branch Parkway in Rockville for an initial report of a fire in the woods. Firefighters arrived on the scene and found a large, vacant building with heavy fire and smoke conditions. Officials said a second alarm was dispatched and […]

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February 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

Chief Bowers Leaving Montgomery County for Fairfax Job (Video)

Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Service Chief Richard Bowers is leaving Montgomery County to become the new chief of the Fairfax County Fire Rescue Department. The announcement was made on Feb. 12 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Bowers succeeds Chief Ronald L. Mastin who plans to retire May 7. Local firefighters were notified of the […]

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January 31, 2013 | Staff Writer

Elderly Woman Rescued from House Fire

Montgomery County firefighters rescued a 90-year-old woman from a house fire today in the 7700 Glenmore Springs Way in Bethesda. According to fire officials, the call was dispatched at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 31 . A smoke alarm alerted the family to the fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy fire was showing from the garage of […]

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