January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New and Improved Fire Engines Added to MCFRS Fleet

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services recently got a total of 24 new fire engines that are in the process of making their way into service. MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein says the new and improved engines will provide desperately needed support. “We’re very happy to now be placing in service part of this 23-unit engine […]

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July 18, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Alerta sobre temperaturas peligrosas hasta el domingo

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido una alerta de calor excesivo para el Condado de Montgomery y las áreas circundantes desde la mañana del viernes hasta la tarde del domingo. Se espera que las temperaturas escalen hasta los tres dígitos. El índice de calor, que influye en la humedad, puede alcanzar de 110 a […]

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July 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

The Heat is On: Dangerous Temperatures Through Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Montgomery County and surrounding areas from Friday morning through Sunday evening. It is going to be a scorcher with temperatures expected to climb to triple digits. The heat index, which factors in the humidity, may reach as high as 110 to 115 degrees each […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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Dangerous Heat Expected Through the Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) expects the heat to be dangerously high for the next several days with temperatures in the triple digits. The heat will likely peak this weekend. The area is under a NWS heat advisory today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with heat index values expected to reach 105 degrees. Montgomery […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials Say Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

Local fire officials say in Montgomery County ALL FIREWORKS (basically anything that will burn, fly, or explode) are ILLEGAL to possess or discharge; including Sparklers. However snap-and-pop, noise makers, snakes & party poppers are OK & the ONLY exception to this law.  Officials recommend that residents attend a public fireworks display. “There were 17 fireworks-related […]

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April 3, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

National Weather Service Encourages Taking a #SafePlaceSelfie

Whether you are at work, at home or on-the-go, extreme weather can strike at any time. The National Weather Service (NWS) encourages Americans to locate their safe places and share them on social media at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, #SafePlaceSelfie Day. Knowing your “safe place” is a life-saving preparedness activity in the face of extreme weather, […]

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October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Senior Forum Set for Oct. 19 at Twinbrook Recreation Center in Rockville

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is hosting a Senior Forum on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Twinbrook Recreation Center located at 12900 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. The forum will focus on four major areas: avoiding senior scams, fire prevention and safety, public safety in the senior community and spotting elder abuse. It will be accompanied by […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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County Officials to Unveil Stringtown Road Improvements in Clarksburg on Aug. 31

Montgomery County leaders are slated to cut the ribbon on $8 million in improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg on Aug. 31. Once a winding two lane road, Stringtown Road is now four lanes and safety improvements have been made to turns and hills along the roadway. “Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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