Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)

October 20, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Police Search for Suspect in Silver Spring Armed Robbery

Detectives continue to investigate the Oct. 9 armed robbery of a woman in Silver Spring, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Police request the public’s help in identifying the male suspect. According to the press release, first responders from MCPD and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service arrived at […]

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October 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Sindicatos de Seguridad Pública y Agentes de Policía Testifican Contra Mandato de Vacunas

Los representantes del sindicato de seguridad pública del condado de Montgomery y los oficiales de policía testificaron contra un proyecto de ley del concejo que requeriría que todos los empleados del condado estuvieran completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 o enfrentaran la pérdida de empleo, con exenciones por razones médicas. Primero, el Subdirector Administrativo Dr. Earl […]

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October 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Public Safety Unions, Police Officers Testify Against County Vaccine Mandate

Montgomery County public safety union representatives and police officers testified against a council bill that would require all county employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face losing employment, with exemptions for medical reasons. First, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard testified on behalf of County Executive Marc Elrich during a virtual council […]

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October 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police, Fire Rescue Service Investigate Multiple Fires and Commercial Burglary

Gaithersburg Police (GPD) and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) are investigating five fires and a commercial burglary that occurred around 1-2 a.m. Thursday morning, GPD said in a release. The “suspicious situations” happened in the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village areas, police said. GPD asks anyone with information to call the Investigative Section at […]

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September 29, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Several Injured in Separate Bus Crashes Wednesday Morning

Chief spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Pete Piringer reported two separate traffic incidents involving buses early Wednesday. The first incident occurred around 6 a.m. near the Shady Grove Metro. A tour bus ran off the road and into some heavy brush, blocking the right-of-way for CSX Railroad track #2 and damaging […]

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September 24, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Off-duty police Officer Frees Woman and Teenager From Fiery Crash

Quick thinking by an off-duty Montgomery County Police Officer led to the safe rescue of a woman and teenager from a car on fire late Thursday night. The single-vehicle collision with a tree and subsequent engine compartment fire occurred around 7 p.m. in Bethesda at Montgomery Ave and East-West Highway, according to Pete Piringer, Chief […]

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September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Propane Explosion at Landscaping Company in Laytonsville

Three people were injured Tuesday morning after an explosion and collapse at a commercial site in Laytonsville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials said. MCFRS responded to 23601 Laytonsville Road shortly before 8 a.m. Ruppert Landscape is headquartered and manages its corporate office at the location. One person was rescued from the building, […]

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August 11, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Lighting-Strike in Germantown Causes $2.5 Million in Damages

During a severe thunderstorm on Aug. 10, lightning struck an apartment building off of Cloppers Mill Drive near Great Seneca Highway at around 5 p.m., causing a fire that rendered it uninhabitable. According to tweets from Pete Piringer, the chief spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, the fire caused approximately $2.5 million […]

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July 16, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Tips For a Safe and Fun Hike

Outdoor sports have seen a resurgence since the beginning of the pandemic and hiking often tops the list. But,  it can also be dangerous if you don’t plan ahead. Here are some helpful tips to keep your hiking trip safe and family-friendly. With more than 250 miles of trails, Montgomery Parks features several recreation and […]

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July 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Collision Involving Truck on I-270 Injures Two

Two adults were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a collision on Southbound I-270 Friday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A two-vehicle collision involving a tree-trimming truck occurred just past Muddy Branch Road, Piringer wrote around 7:20 a.m. The truck overturned and the two […]

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