pool safety

July 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Man Nearly Drowns at Silver Spring Pool, Resuscitated by Lifeguards

A person nearly drowned at the Silver Spring YMCA located on Hastings Drive on Saturday afternoon. Officials say the adult male was unresponsive after being pulled from the water, however he was resuscitated right before first responders arrived. The victim was treated and transported to a local hospital. Officials with Montgomery Fire and Rescue added […]

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July 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Two People Nearly Drowned, Officials Share Pool Safety Facts

Fire officials say over the weekend, someone nearly drowned- making it the second incident within the past two weeks. This weekend, a 20-year-old man had to be rescued from a pool on the 1000 block of Travis Lane in Gaithersburg. Last week, a four-year-old was saved by a lifeguard at the Stonebridge Community Pool in […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Image of Lifeguard on duty in swimming pool

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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May 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Pools Open on Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

Summer time is nearly here and pools around Montgomery County will soon offer residents a place to cool off. The County’s outdoor pools will officially open on Saturday, May 28th. Here’s a list of outdoor pools in Montgomery County: –Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road; –Germantown Outdoor Pool, 301.601.1690, 18905 Kingsview Road; […]

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July 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rockville Urges Parental Supervision at the Pool (VIDEO)

With summer in full swing, the pool is the place to be to cool off. It is important for residents, especially those caring for children to learn about water safety. Rockville 11 has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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June 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Summer Safety Tips from Fire Chief Goldstein (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein has tips for staying safe this summer.      

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May 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, May 26, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday and a short week for most. Here’s your daily look at the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 26, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education meets today. Here’s what’s on the agenda. 2. A fire at a Clarksburg townhome Sunday night displaced two […]

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August 15, 2014 | Staff Writer

children in pool playing picture

Summer Pool Safety Advice (Video)

Captain Oscar Garcia of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is stressing the importance of supervision when our kids are swimming in area pools this summer. Take a look:

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June 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of MCFRS Fire Chief Steve Lohr

Pool Safety Tips (Video)

Montgomery County Fire Chief Steve Lohr has kicked off a “summer of safety” campaign in order to provide residents with seasonal safety tips. And one of the hot topics of this campaign is the importance of pool safety. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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