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April 19, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Two Rescued After Injuries on Billy Goat Trail

Two individuals were rescued on separate occasions near the Billy Goat Trail on Sunday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the scenes after receiving reports that the individuals were trapped or injured, according to department spokesman Pete Piringer. The first rescue occurred on Billy Goat Trail A, at the Great Falls region […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Suspected Mental Illness is Key Risk Factor for Use of Force by MCPD, Report Finds 

The Montgomery County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) released a comprehensive report Tuesday analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The report found that suspected mental illness is a key risk factor that leads to uses of force by Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers. It cites MCPD’s latest Use of […]

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January 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Neighbor Rescues Grandparents, Grandchildren from Fire in Rockville

A man rescued his neighbors from a heavy fire around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Rockville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said. A couple saw flames coming from their neighbors’ home on Sterling Terrace, said spokesperson Pete Piringer. George Totoreanu ran to help while his fiancée called 911. Inside the home were two grandparents and […]

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December 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Rescued After ATV Capsizes in Potomac River

A man was rescued Tuesday morning after his ATV capsized on the Potomac River, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. He was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital, Piringer told MyMCMedia. The man was apparently operating an amphibious ATV, which is more suitable for still-water, like a […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

‘We Need You Here,’ Officer Tells Young Man As He Tries to Jump Off Bridge

Montgomery County police have released body cam video worn by one of the officers who helped to prevent a young man from ending his life on the Union Arch Bridge in Bethesda, which crosses MacArthur Boulevard, on Monday night. “Don’t do this, please, don’t. … We need you here,” Officer Marcella West said on the […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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