Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

October 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

National Fire Prevention Week Theme: ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!’

It’s National Fire Prevention Week  – an effort to spread awareness and life-saving tips. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials will share daily safety tips about hazards in residents’ homes that are often hidden or overlooked. In a tweet Monday, MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein shared prevention tips – including the importance of having a working fire alarm: […]

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September 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Firefighters Offer Safety Tips to Neighbors After House Fire Displaces Family

A family of six has been displaced after a large house fire in the Tilden Woods neighborhood broke out Wednesday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say it happened around 4:00 p.m. on the 11600 block of Danville Drive near Luxmanor Elementary School and Tilden Middle School. The occupants got out of […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding, Road Closures; Driver Rescued in High Water

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County and surrounding jurisdictions on Thursday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say heavy rainfall has caused flooding in some areas. There are also reports of downed trees and wires. Residents are encouraged to use caution when driving on the roadways. […]

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September 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Condos Fire Leaves Woman In Critical Condition; Some Residents Displaced

Several residents at the Grand Bell II Condominiums in Aspen Hill are displaced after a fire on Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials. The blaze also left one woman in critical condition. MCFRS says firefighters arrived at condos located on the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road around 10:00 […]

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September 2, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Sept. 2, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Resources For Displaced Residents: The Mid-County Recreation Center located in Silver Spring has been designated for residents that have been displaced due to flooding from recent heavy rainfall. Click here for more details. 🆕 The Mid-County Recreation Center in Silver Spring […]

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September 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Offers Resources For Residents Displaced After Fatal Flood in Rockville

Early Wednesday morning, remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed heavy rainfall and caused unprecedented flooding at several locations around the region, including right here in Montgomery County. At the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville, county emergency response officials say one person died, while another remains unaccounted for. According to officials, more than 150 residents across […]

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July 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Incendio en Derwood Deja a Familia Sin Hogar, Cerca de 90 Socorristas Responden

Un incendio en una casa grande en Derwood desplazó a una familia durante el fin de semana. La familia no se encontraba en casa en el momento del incendio, pero la casa de 5000 pies sufrió daños estimados en 1 millón de dólares, según los Servicios de Rescate y Bomberos del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS, […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Derwood House Fire Displaces Family, Nearly 90 Firefighters Respond

A large house fire in Derwood displaced a family over the weekend. They were not home at the time but the 5000 foot home suffered an estimated 1 million dollars in damage, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS). Officials say it happened on Saturday morning. The dispatch call went out shortly […]

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June 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

‘The Bags Are Always Packed’: County Rescue Crews Ready to Help With Florida Building Collapse Recovery Efforts

Local officials are offering sympathy for the victims of the tragic condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Agencies across the nation, including some in Montgomery County, have expressed willingness to help. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer says although the local Urban Search and Rescue Team has not been called, they’re ready if […]

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April 20, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Gaithersburg Jiffy Lube Partially Collapses, One Injured

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a partial building collapse Monday night. One person sustained minor injuries. The collapse occurred at the Jiffy Lube on 116 N. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. A vehicle hit the center beam which eventually fell between the garage doors, injuring an employee. Signature services were closed for the remainder […]

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