Safety Tips

October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Halloween pumpkin

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Montgomery County Police and Fire and Rescue Services offer some important tips for a safe Halloween. Plan a safe route: The most important safety tip is to “trick-or-treat” only in neighborhoods and at homes known to your family. Only visit homes with a porch light on, accept treats at the […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) is estimating that more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 and is urging residents to watch it safely. A total solar eclipse, according to NASA, is when the Moon completely covers the Sun.  Monday’s eclipse will […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Back-to-School Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Tips (VIDEO)

With schools back in session, there are more pedestrians crossing local roadways. Many students walk to and from school as well to the bus stops, while others ride their bikes. Joining us with some back-to-school safety tips is Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer with advice for pedestrians and motorists.

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June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Pepco – Exelon merger, the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Day workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center,  graduating inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Center, and more.

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December 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

House Fire Linked to Hoverboard

A house fire in Gaithersburg last month was sparked by a hoverboard, according to officials from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The fire was reported in a bedroom on Nov. 8 in the 7700 block of Mineral Springs Drive. Investigators reported that a Hoverboard was found in the area of origin of the blaze […]

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February 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Urge Residents to Stay Home and Avoid Travel

The snow has begun to fall and Montgomery County Police Officers and Fire and Rescue personnel are now responding to collisions because of the wintry conditions. Police are also urging residents to stay off the roads and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Police also provided the following safety tips for those who may be driving […]

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January 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Drivers Reminded to Use Caution When Traveling Today

Officials at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) expect temperatures to be near freezing tonight. SHA reminds travelers to exercise caution and plan for extra travel time. Depending on your location, afternoon commutes can include sleet, snow, and freezing rain. “We want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely. We have yet another storm where the primary […]

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December 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Launch Pedestrian Safety Campaign in Parking Lots and Shopping Centers (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to look out for each other when out and about this holiday season. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Respect the Space reminders: Drivers are reminded that it is illegal to park a vehicle without disability tags or license in a designated disability parking space. The fine is $250. The individual […]

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August 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of Elementary Students begin school

Safety Tips for Back to School (Video)

With the new school year almost here, Lucille Baur of the Montgomery County Police Department provides some practical safety tips for both students and parents. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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January 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Troopers Urge Caution in Cold Weather

Maryland State Police are urging drivers to use caution and to think twice before heading out during the expected blast of cold weather from ‘old man winter’. Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police has directed all personnel to be on high alert for disabled vehicles with the anticipated record low temperatures. […]

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