Friday, August 28, 2015

Montgomery County Volunteer Fire - Rescue Association Announces Award of Federal Grant for Recruiting New Volunteers

Congratulations to our partners in public safety on receiving this federal grant to support volunteer fire and rescue recruiting and retention.

Thanks MCVFRA for the many contributions towards making Montgomery County the largest and best resourced combination fire and rescue department in the nation.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Teaching Kids How to Walk Safely

Hard to believe but school starts next week!

If your child walks to school, now would be a good time to review with her/him how to safely walk to school.  The below tips are provided by our partners in safety SafeKids.
  • Teach kids at an early age to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. Then remind them to continue looking around until safely across.

  • It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

  • Teach kids to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

  • Children under 10 need to cross the street with an adult. Every child is different, but developmentally, most kids are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until age 10.

  • Encourage kids to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up.

  • Teach kids not to run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

  • If kids are walking when it’s dark out, teach them to be especially alert and make sure they are visible to drivers. Have them wear light- or brightly-colored clothing and reflective gear.

Monday, August 24, 2015

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Please consider joining Montgomery County Firefighters on Saturday, September 5 to raise money for a great cause while honoring the memory of the firefighters and law enforcement officers who perished at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Firefighters and police officers are encouraged to do the climb in their gear, and civilians may participate in PT attire.

Note that although the flyer says that registration is closed, registration has been extended so people can still sign up!

You can register here: Registration for 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Reminder: "Ladies Night Out" For Potential Female Firefighter Candidates Friday

Just a reminder that our "Ladies Night Out" For Potential Female Firefighter Candidates is tomorrow, Friday, late afternoon/early evening. Please feel free to come by anytime between 4 - 8 pm!

As well, an RSVP can be emailed to Master Firefighter Shantell Brown

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Child Passenger Safety - Selecting The Right Car Seat

As mentioned in yesterday's blog post, this weeks themes in the Montgomery County Summer of Safety outreach are smoke alarms and child passenger safety.

One question that pops up often for parents is: how do I select the right car seat for my child?

Wonder no longer as we have the answers in this very informative two-page fact sheet.  Please go here to learn more: Selecting The Right Car Seat