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Expanded fire protection could have an impact where people may not notice it: on their homeowners insurance bill.
Montgomery County firefighters battled an early morning fire on the second floor of an apartment building Monday.
Timothy Chisley, who lives in the apartments in the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard off Briggs Chainey Road, says he felt helpless as he watched flames shooting from the building and friends standing on their balconies, waiting to be rescued.
Steps are being taken to ensure Montgomery County Fire and Rescue dispatchers are not asleep at the switch after an emergency worker snored through a call last month, a county councilmember says.