Friday, February 1, 2013
An oil-filled space heater may have caused a Bethesda house fire early Thursday.
Firefighters rescued a 90-year-old woman from a Bethesda house fire early Thursday, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service statement. The woman remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The fire also displaced three other adult residents. A smoke alarm alerted a family to the fire that started around 5:30 a.m. in their home in the 7700 block of Glenmore Springs Way. Firefighters received mutliple calls from neighbors reporting the fire. Responding to reports that one person was trapped in the home, firefighters rescued an elderly woman from the back bedroom, according to the statement. At the scene, responders battled heavy fire conditions in the attached garage of the single family ranch home before …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce is running its Holiday on Duty program again this year.
It may be a holiday for you and your family this Thursday (unless you work at Target), but many police, firefighters and other public safety personnel stay on duty--ready to respond to emergencies in Wheaton and Kensington. For more than a decade, the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce has provided meals to emergency responders on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Thursday, food will go to Montgomery County police, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. If you would like to help or donate to the Holiday on Duty program, you can find out more information on the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce's website.
Monday, August 22, 2011
More than 50 firefighters came out to climb the North Bethesda Market East Tower to honor those firefighters who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The firefighters climbed the 25-story building four times, and added an additional 10 stories to equal the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. The money raised went to the International Association of Fire Fighters' Burn Foundation.
Friday, August 19, 2011
They'll scale Montgomery County's tallest building four times Saturday to match the height of the World Trade Center.
Tomorrow, more than 50 Montgomery County firefighters will climb 110 stories in North Bethesda to commemorate the first-responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Starting at 9 a.m., the firefighters will scale North Bethesda Market — the tallest building in Montgomery County — four times. Many of the participating firefighters will don their full protective gear before making the climb. Potomac firefighter T.J. Monahan organized the event. "I'd heard of other stair climbs around the country that other firefighters do, and I thought it fitting to do something locally to honor the 343 firefighter lives lost in New York on 9/11, almost a decade ago," Monahan said in a news release. The event is also a fundraiser for the International…