smoke detectors

December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 24-30

Our Top 10 stories spanned the gamut last week. School news, a bad wreck, restaurant news, a new grocery store and some public safety headlines thrown in for good measure. Plus there’s a news-you-can-use item on smoke detectors.

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October 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Apartment Building Fire Displaces Over Two Dozen Silver Spring Residents (PHOTOS)

An apartment building fire on Thursday displaced over two dozen Silver Spring residents from 13 apartments on Manchester Place and caused an estimated $400,000 in damages. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze originated in a third floor bedroom of a Park Wayne Apartments unit. He said there were no injuries and […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Check Your Smoke Alarms (VIDEO)

It’s been a busy winter for Montgomery County firefighters who have responded to numerous fires costing millions of dollars in property damage. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the department is looking forward to spring as he also reminds residents to check their smoke alarms to make sure they are working […]

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January 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of smoke alarm

County Home Safety Check Program Reveals Problems (VIDEO)

Several seniors gathered at Holiday Park to hear Montgomery County officials unveil statistics from the Home Safety Check program that was launched last fall. The results were alarming and that’s why firefighters continue to remind residents about the importance of having working smoke detectors. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to […]

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December 25, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Christmas Day Fire Displaces Gaithersburg Family of Eight

A Christmas Day fire has displaced a family of eight in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Piringer said the Dec. 25 fire at 36 Anna Court originated in a second floor bedroom of a three-level, condominium style townhouse. According to Piringer, 65 […]

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November 1, 2014 | Krista Brick

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Tonight (VIDEO)

Residents are being reminded to turn back the clock one hour Saturday night for the end of Daylight Saving Time. County firefighters say it is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors, too. In this ten second video, Montgomery County Battalion Chief Steve Mann reminds Montgomery County residents to check […]

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