MCFRS News Release

Potomac River -- Just Stay Out

Firefighters will be Distributing Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

Rockville - - - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel will be 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 will serve 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.