August 24, 2015

A number of residents were displaced after a deck caught fire at a Germantown townhouse on Monday, August 24.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units were called to 18925 Ebbtide Circle for a fire in the middle of the row townhouse shortly after 2:00 pm on Monday, August 24.

   MCFRS senio...

March 26, 2015


Baby Jacob Kenneth Nelson was born at about 3:50 am this morning in the southbound shoulder of I-270, near Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg. The healthy baby boy was delivered by his father Jon Nelson and mother Amanda Nelson, of Germantown, according to MCFRS senior spokesman Pete Piringer.


March 25, 2015


Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units and police were called to the scene of a car which partially crashed through the first floor of an apartment in Germantown on Tuesday night.

   MCFRS were called to 20227 Halethorpe Lane, which is just off Scenery Drive in the Oak Mill Apartments, shortly...

March 16, 2015


A collision which occurred at Great Seneca Highway and Grotto Lane at approximately 3:00 pm on Monday, March 16 required a young child to be helicoptered out of the area.

   Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units responded to the accident and between a green Toyota SUV and a black Chrysler 300. EMS p...

March 1, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service was called to 11423 Brundidge Terrace at about 8:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 28 for a report chimney fire.

   First arriving units discovered smoking coming from the roof of the three-story middle-of-the-row townhouse. Firefighters discovered the f...

February 25, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


Great Seneca Highway was closed for about an hour and half on Monday afternoon as members of the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service responded to a two car collision.

   The accident happened at about 2:35 pm on Monday at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Mateny Road in...

February 21, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


In the middle of a driving snowstorm on Saturday, Feb. 21, firefighters were called to the Middlebrook Trailer Park at 19515 Frederick Road in Germantown.

   During operations to put out the fire, two firefighters suffered non-life threatening orthopedic injuries, according to Montg...

February 13, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


As residents brace for a brutally cold and windy night, firefighters were called to a Germantown townhouse to put out a fire.

   The fire, which was reported at about 7:40 pm on Thursday evening, occurred at 18561 Eagles Roost Drive in Germantown, a middle-of-the-row, two-story town...

February 12, 2015

County Executive Ike Leggett and other Montgomery County leaders gathered on a former industrial area on Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg to officially break ground on the new Public Safety Training Academy which will be constructed on the site.

   The new facility will be located at 8751 Snouffe...

February 7, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service and Police Department are looking into the possibility that a fire at 12139 Skip Jack Drive was intentionally set.

   According to Pete Piringer, fire investigators have one person in custody. The person is being detained...

January 19, 2015

By Kevin O’Rourke


Members of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were called to 11301 Wacomor Drive in Germantown at about 4:30 am on Monday, January 19, according to MFCRS spokesman Pete Piringer.  Firefighters encountered a single-family house with fire in the walls.

   Piringer said the...

January 15, 2015

MCFRS honored members of Clarksburg Fire Station 35 as EMS Providers of the Month of December for their actions to save a man suffering a heart attack.

   Receiving the recognition were Lieutenant/Paramedic Kirk Ney, Firefighter Roger Fails, Firefighter Greyson Brown, Firefighter/Paramedic Blaine Kri...

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