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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday; Remember to Set Clocks Ahead and Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight saving time this year begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour and check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website, daylight saving time (DST) is the part of the year when we advance our clocks […]

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January 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate Hyattstown House Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire in Hyattstown. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to Piringer, the fire occurred on Haines Road after 2 a.m. on Monday. He said damages are estimated at $500,000. According to […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Have You Checked the Batteries in Your Smoke Alarms? (VIDEO)

The week of October 9th is known as National Fire Prevention Week. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer is reminding residents to check the batteries in their smoke alarms. “Don’t wait, check the date.” Find out more in this video, below:

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March 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Spring Forward: Don’t Forget to Turn Your Clocks

It’s almost Spring and it’s about time to shift clocks forward. Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13 for daylight saving time (DST). Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services is also reminding residents to check smoke alarms. It is that time of year again! Change Your Clocks […]

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December 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

One Injured in House Fire on Settlers Landing Way in North Potomac

A house fire in North Potomac caused $500,000 in damages on Tuesday morning and sent one of the home’s occupants to a hospital burn unit for smoke inhalation and possible respiratory injuries, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg Displaces Five Residents

Montgomery County firefighters have determined that “unattended cooking” sparked a townhouse fire in the 9200 block of Hummingbird Terrace in Gaithersburg and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the building on Feb. 14. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that over 50 firefighters were called to the scene […]

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January 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

Home Safety Check Helps Seniors Stay Fire Safe

A new initiative to help seniors in the county with free safety evaluations showed that more than 90 percent of smoke alarms checked in the home visits were either not working on past their usable life span. The fire department recently launched a “Home Safety Check” program for seniors in the county. Initial results from […]

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January 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

House Fire on Littleton Street in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County firefighters are on the scene of an early morning fire at 3911 Littleton Street in Aspen Hill. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a smoke alarm alerted ten residents, seven adults and three children, who were able to evacuate the residence. Piringer described damage from the fire as “moderate” and said […]

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April 20, 2014 | Staff Writer

Smoke Alarm Reminder (Video)

The importance of a smoke detector can not be underestimated when it comes to protecting your family. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

New Smoke Alarms (Video)

Aaron Smith of the Rockville Fire Marshall’s office explains the important safety features of the new smoke alarms mandated by law. As we recognize National Fire Prevention week, Smith explains the common causes of in home fires and how to prevent them. Rockville 11’s Jennifer Ligsay reports. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more […]

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