Potomac River - - Just Stay Out
Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
An Internationally Accredited Public Safety Agency
Richard Bowers, Fire Chief
Assistant Chief Scott Graham, Public Information Officer
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 12th Floor, Rockville, Maryland, 20850
Phone: 240.777.2474 – Media Hotline – 240.777.2442
|May 31, 2011|
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were out in force over the Memorial Day weekend in and around the Potomac River reminding visitors of the inherent dangers associated with the river and passing out safety tips aimed at informing and educating visitors to stay out of the Potomac River.
Considerable interagency cooperation at the local, county, state and federal levels has focused attention on methods to prevent drownings in and around the Potomac River since 2004. The presence of Montgomery County Firefighters distributing bi-lingual educational materials over the holiday weekend served to underscore the continued commitment and importance of this initiative and the goal of “zero” drownings as the summer season kicks off in the Washington Metropolitan area.