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.

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  • 912 Thayer Ave Silver Spring MD 20910 - Silver Spring
    Pot holes in the middle of the street! This is an area with a lot of people walking across the street to the Safeway I have almost stepped in it walking across the street. And it kills my car when I forget it is there and drive over it.
  • I-370 Derwood, MD - Redland
    I-370 used to be a safe, straight, smooth road. After construction of the ICC, I-370 is a corkscrew, with poor drainage, that freezes in the winter. There are no shoulders. The new road surface is riddled with potholes and ridges that toss your car around, and the lanes are narrow, even for a Mini Cooper. Approaches were designed to maximize left hand turns into cross traffic. It cannot be up to Interstate standards, and will result in more accidents and damage to vehicles from the poor road surface.
  • 2814 Henderson Ct Silver Spring, MD - Wheaton-Glenmont
    The only street light in Henderson Court has been out for almost a week and is causing a safety hazard.
  • Two potholes Archived
    3500 Kayson St Silver Spring, MD 20906, USA - Greater Glenmont
    Two potholes at the intersection of Bluhill Road and Kayson Street in the Aspen Hill Area. These two pot holes have been here for some time. Both are growing.
  • 7453-7499 Highway 355 Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda
    The whole stretch of WI Ave from at least Jones Bridge Road to the District Line in Friendship Heights is in bad condition---esp. the right hand lanes. The State Highway website reported that resurfacing would be done a year ago--by fall 2012.
  • 12523 Linda View Lane Potomac, MD - Rockville
    Despite being in a brand new neighborhood, this new rusting fire hydrant is a disgusting eyesore, looks like it was last cleaned and painted a hundred years ago. Everyone I have called about this says it's not their department who handles the cleaning or painting of fire hydrants.
  • ILLEGAL LIENS Archived
    18 Stakeburg Place Montgomery, MD - US Congressional District MD4

    In what began a dispute with my homeowner association, Norbeck Grove Community Association, Inc. over $236.71 in alleged unpaid dues owed by my condominium association, Norbeck Grove 1 Condominium, Inc. ended up exposing a widespread and decades old illegal debt collection practice performed by property and financial management companies on behalf of their homeowner and condominium association clients throughout the state of Maryland. This is a serious issue of enormous public interest and importance. Homeowners require your intervention to protect their property rights.

    For many years property and financial management companies and their employees representing homeowner and condominium associations have routinely engaged in criminal misdemeanor conduct, i.e. the unlicensed and unauthorized practice of law with their preparation and filing of nonjudicial lien documents in Maryland courts to collect unpaid homeowner and condominium association dues. In many case these entities and individuals have filed multiple illegal liens against homeowners’ homes to collect the same debt. I have neighbors who have 3 or more active liens in the public and land records. Additionally, this illegal and criminal misconduct has proven to be very profitable and lucrative for the property and financial management companies that charge homeowners fees up to or exceeding $350 for each illegal lien. These illegal liens remain active in the public and court records, homeowner and condominium associations to collect “unpaid” dues from illegal liens and property and financial management companies continue to generate revenue related to this criminal conduct. (See Exhibit(s) #1 & 2)

    Annotated Code of MD Business Occupations and Professions Title 10 Section(s) 10-101(h)(2)(ii) states “practice law” includes: preparing an instrument that affects title to real estate; 10-101(h)(2)(iii) states “practice law” includes: preparing or helping in the preparation of any form or document that is filed in court or affects a case that is or may be filed in a court. A Lien is an instrument that affects title to real estate, constitutes a cloud on the property owner’s title and makes it extremely difficult for property owners to sell or refinance or encumber his or her land.
    The unauthorized practice of law is a criminal misdemeanor. Business, Occupations and Professions §10-606. A person, corporation, partnership, or any other association who violates § 10-601 may be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
    To date no public official in Maryland has intervened to cease the widespread unlawful practice of filing of liens without a law license, request that the existing illegal liens filed in MD courts are vacated and/or expunged, order restitution to those homeowners who paid fees for the unlicensed and unauthorized legal services, draft legislation to protect homeowners under these circumstances or conduct public hearings to notify the public and judiciary about this unlawful practice.

    An illegal lien 1) can impede a homeowner’s ability to sell or refinance his home, 2) creates a “cloud” over the title to the homeowner’s home, 3) may be picked by the three (3) credit bureaus as an adverse occurrence or delinquency, 4) may affect a homeowner’s credit history and remain in his credit file for seven (7) years, and 5) may substantially reduce a homeowner’s credit rating, which may impede his ability to obtain credit and car insurance at favorable rates and qualify for jobs, volunteer opportunities and the rental or leasing of homes and apartments. Lastly, these illegal liens are permanent entries in the MD court records and cannot be expunged, deleted or removed from the public land records without some of type of intervention and legislation by MD state legislators and/or the MD Attorney General.

  • Garbage Archived
    1st Ave Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring
    A bunch of garbage at this public trash can has been pulled and dumped out of the can and dumped on the ground surrounding the unit. It was possibly done by either an animal or a homeless person overnight (it is currently Sunday morning). I'm not sure anyone in the neighborhood wants to wait until trash day on Thursday to see it cleaned up.
  • Pothole Open
    Colston Pl And Colston Drive Chevy Chase, MD - Silver Spring
    At the intersection of colston drive and colston place there is a pothole that is constantly filled with water. There is another pothole at the intersection of colston place and blaine drive, however this one does not accumulate water.
  • Lighting Archived
    10760 Wayridge Road Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery Village
    The county lights on Wayridge Drive are very dim, and the Village Lights on the pathways are out.
  • Potholes Archived
    12937 Dean Road Silver Spring, Maryland - Greater Glenmont
    There are numerous new potholes that have opened up on Dean Road between Connecticut Avenue and Goodhill Road. Can someone please patch them. Thanks.
  • Gaithersburg Rockville Bethesda md - North Potomac
    On I270 both north and southbound - all street lights are out between exit 8 Shady Grove road and exit 6 West Montgomery road. Also all lights are out on southbound Westlake terrace exit ramp and Democracy blvd area of I270. This a dangerous situation and needs to be fixed soon.