Monday, July 6, 2015

New Promotions

MCFRS is pleased to report the following personnel have been promoted to the rank of Master Firefighter:

  • James M. Riddle 
  • Jaymie R. Birney
  • Sean T. Murphy

Congratulations and be safe in your new assignment!  Bill D

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Please celebrate responsibly today! Our Firefighters do not want to meet you "by accident" today!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Is The Peak Month For Grill Fires

Getting ready to "fire up" the grill this holiday weekend?

Did you know that July is the peak month for grill fires?  Below, please find a safety tip sheet highlighting ways to grill safely as you and your loved ones celebrate Independance Day.

Do not let your Independance Day weekend go up in flames!  Take a moment to review the below safety tips and enjoy a safely grilled meal!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

More Medals For MCFRS Competitors At World Police & Fire Games

Captain Penny Ingles earned 2 Silver Medals during Tuesday's Track and Field events, being held at George Mason University. She had a new personal record in the Javelin throw and Long Jump events.

These two silver medals bring her medal count to 4 ( 1 Gold and 3 Silver).  Good job Penny!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Montgomery County

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents that ALL fireworks are illegal in Montgomery County. 

Here’s what you should know:

The Law:
It is illegal for any person to manufacture, possess, store, offer for sale, sell, discharge, use, burn or explode any fireworks in Montgomery County, Maryland, except that an authorized display may be conducted by a licensed pyrotechnic professional with a permit. Penalties for violations of the law include a fine up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail. All fireworks are illegal in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the City of Baltimore. Montgomery County Fire Safety Code: Section 22-70: Fireworks.

What fireworks are legal?
In Montgomery County, ALL fireworks are illegal to possess or discharge including gold label sparklers. Snap-and-pop noise makers, snakes and party poppers are the only exception to this law.

Can I receive fireworks at my home through the mail?
No. Use of the mail for the transportation of fireworks for use in the State of Maryland is illegal.

Can I have a private fireworks display at my residence with proper permits?
No. You can not have a private display; however, you can apply to have a public display with proper permits and insurance.

Can I receive fireworks at my residence delivered by a public carrier?
No. It doesn't matter where the fireworks are purchased or how they are brought into Maryland.  Fireworks are still illegal in Montgomery County.

Where do I report violations involving fireworks?
Residents should call 301-279-8000. Do NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help. Non-emergency 911 calls can delay getting assistance to people with actual emergencies.

Where can I go in Montgomery County to see the fireworks?
MCFRS and safety experts agree that the best way to celebrate is to enjoy one of the many free, public fireworks displays in the area on July 4th.  Public fireworks displays, conducted by trained professionals, are the smartest and safest way to view fireworks because they are established under controlled settings and safety regulations and monitored by public safety organizations.