Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

Open Issues: 375 Closed Issues: 418 Acknowledged Issues: 2
Watching issues created after: 2010-06-23

If this is an emergency please call 911! Do NOT report emergencies here! The Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), an Accredited Agency, is a full spectrum life safety agency protecting about 500 square miles and nearly 1 million people who live and work in Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction.

Notified About

  • Ethan Allen St. Takoma Park, MD - Takoma Park
    This is absolutely, without a doubt, the worst road I have ever driven on. It is well traveled, and it might as well be in the third world, the appalling state it is in. PLEASE FIX THIS HEINOUS STREET.
  • Two potholes Archived
    6116 Swansea Street Bethesda, MD 20817, USA - Bethesda
    About 3"deep and at least 1' across
  • Flower Ave And Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring
    There needs to be a green arrow for traffic turning left onto Piney Branch Road from Flower Branch Ave. This route is very busy, and during rush hour, only one or two cars make it through the light per cycle. There are typically 15 cars in queue. This means that some cars have to wait through three or four cycles... and each cycle is very long.
  • 7020 Arlington Rd Bethesda, MD 20814, Montgomery County, MD - Bethesda

    I drive on Arlington rd in Bethesda at various hours of the day and it seems that at least once a day every day there is a trailer obstructing the right lane of the south bound side of the road.

    Euromotorcars is located on that corner of the block at Bethesda Ave and Arlington Rd. They consistently block the right lane just after the light to offload and load vehicles to and from their property. It would seem to me that private business such as this should not be conducted in the travel lanes of a public road on a daily basis.

  • 9701 Fields Rd Gaithersburg, MD - US Congressional District MD8
    There is a crosswalk from Rio to the Oakwood condos. Currently there is a Yield to Pedestians sign there. It is virtually useless and very misleading causing great danger. There must be a stop sign there, a real, full stop at all times sign.
  • Veirs Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD - North Kensington

    There are a couple of pedestrian crossings on this section of Veirs Mill Rd. that are hard to see at night and cars (even during daytime) seldom stop. Cars drive at >40mph here and even if you try to stop for pedestrians traffic continues to move around. One time I almost got rear ended for stopping to let a pedestrian cross.

    These crossings should have either traffic lights, or blinking warning lights (similar to other crossings further West on Veirs Mill).

  • Colesville Road And East-West Highway Silver Spring, Maryland - Silver Spring
    The timing of the cross signals at this VERY BUSY intersection had been working. Now -- after the huge storms with power losses every few days -- it's barely possible to cross the street if one is waiting to cross, much less if one is running to catch the crossing. Also, cars ALWAYS run the red lights and/or get stuck in the intersection. Fine, that's what they do, but it's now a serious safety hazard. There have been light cycles in which NO ONE can cross because the cars are rushing through the intersection and crosswalks for the ENTIRE TIME the walk and countdown signs are active. When the time to cross the road is less than fifteen seconds, the cars pushing through the intersection easily prevent any pedestrians from crossing at all. The roads have deep ruts, there are many families with young children and strollers (especially with the Metro station), and cars do not seem to notice a large group including children trying to cross the street without falling and/or being hit.
    (Cars is used to refer to cars, vans, trucks, and buses for this purpose.)
  • Corner Of Tilton And Woodland Drive Silver Spring, Md - Forest Glen
    A very dangerous intersection with people speeding up and down Tilton Drive. School bus stop at this intersection and too many times children almost hit by speeding cars that ignore bus's flashing lights. There is also Getty Park- a public park- only three houses down Woodland Drive. Families coming to or from park always try to cross this intersection with children, dogs, and strollers. Need stricter enforcement at this intersection or speed bumps to slow down the speedsters.
  • Norbeck Rd. Rockville, Md - Aspen Hill
    On Norbeck Rd. Rockville,
    between Bel Pre and Georgia Ave eastbound, are pot holes that have been growing for years without any effort of the state to repair them. I have complained to everyone including the governor, but have seen no effort to repair, or repave the road.
  • 3501 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD - Greater Glenmont
    I counted 18 street lights out on Randolph Road between the intersection at Goodhill Road and Veirs Mill. This is a major safety issue for pedestrians. I alerted Pepco months ago....and nothing has been done.
  • Philadelphia & Cedar Takoma Park, MD - Takoma Park
    Police Dept continues to promote pedestrian "safety" by putting a distracting speed radar sign off to the right just when drivers are curving left over a pedestrian walkway from the library. This draws drivers' eyes away at the exact moment they need to be paying attention to pedestrians in the street. I have attempted to contact the police dept about this but the online form was broken. The sign comes and goes over the past couple of months -- needs to be moved to a smarter location!!
  • Beltway/Connecticut Ave Exit Kensington, MD - Chevy Chase
    Capital Beltway, inner loop, Connecticut Ave. exit. There is a long exit lane, which often moves slowly in the morning, due to heavy inbound traffic on Conn. Ave. As the exit lane bears right off the Beltway, it divides into traffic going inbound on Conn Ave. (right side) and traffic going outbound on Conn Ave (left side). Many drivers going outbound do not want to wait in the traffic on the exit lane, so they will "swoop" off the Beltway at the last second, often at high speed, cutting off drivers in the exit lane who have been waiting to go into the left lanes. This usually happens without any kind of signaling (unless they honk) and drivers of all types of vehicles (including, one day, a Metrobus!) are guilty. Very dangerous! Also, once they are in the left lanes, presumably to turn left, some of these drivers will get down to the stoplight at the end of the exit, and instead of turning left, they will (presumably, illegally) attempt to turn right, thus blocking the intersection (if it is not already blocked by the inbound traffic already on Conn. Ave.). This is more than one gripe, I guess, but the truly dangerous maneuver is the last-minute exiting. I have no good ideas to fix this other than perhaps a sign ("no last-minute exit -- fine $200!), but if anything can be done, it would surely be appreciated...this is a bad accident waiting to happen (if it hasn't happened already). Thank you!