Friday, May 1, 2015

Child Passenger Safety

Need to have a car seat installed/checked/inspected?

Montgomery County residents may click here to schedule an appointment.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Busy Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Today

Three car seat technicians busy with over twenty appointments this morning at our Community Services Building in Aspen Hill.  ABC7 and News Channel 8 were there for a live interview at 9:30 with our Child Passenger Safety Program Manager Emilie Crown as well. 

The interview will be shown again during the 4 PM news hour on Channel 7.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday Is National PrepareAthon! Day

Would you and your loved ones know what to do if you heard a loud roar that sounded like a train; looked out the window and saw a tornado in the distance heading your way?

Know what to do if another Derecho hit the area and you were without power, food or water for several days?

Or would you know what actions to take if another earthquake hit the region that was stronger than the last two "minor" quakes we have experienced over the last several years?

If the above questions have caused you to think and/or left you unsure as to what you would do, please consider participating in National PrepareAthon! Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 30.  The initiative, sponsored by FEMA, will revolve around taking actions to prepare for six specific hazards:


Help us to help you when disaster strikes!  Please take time to review the information and PREPARE!  Also please take a couple of minutes to watch the powerful video below.  If that does not inspire you and your loved ones to prepare than nothing will:


Saturday, April 25, 2015

2nd Alarm Apartment Fire

From 2nd Alarm Apartment Fire last night 4/25/15 - 3904 Blackburn La; 4-story apartment building. Probable Cause, improperly discarded smoking materials. Damage estimate of $450k; 12 families displaced with one minor injury. Photo via Burtonsville VFD Facebook Page


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Safety Recalls

Several safety recalls occurred yesterday that I wanted to make you aware of. They cover potential fire and injury hazards.

I am posting these as all of us at MCFRS hope to prevent any of you from having to call 911 because you have been injured or your house has caught fire.  Help us to help YOU by reviewing the recalls below and take the recommended steps to handle the situation if you find you are impacted by any of the recalls.

As always thanks to our partners in safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission, for making this important information available.

Recalls:

Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard

Gorsuch Recalls ERTLRENZ Ski Boot Heat Liners Due to Fire Hazard

Hair Dryers Recalled by AG Hair Due to Electrocution Hazard

Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard