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FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE SEEKING INFORMATION RELATED TO A FIRE WHICH OCCURRED EARLY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT THE HISTORIC CHESTNUT LODGE IN ROCKVILLE.
INVESTIGATORS NEED ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING A GROUP OF YOUNG ADULTS OR TEENAGERS OBSERVED IN THE AREA OF THE 500 W.MONTGOMERY AVENUE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND/OR EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION TO THE IDENTITIES OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OR ABOUT THIS FIRE PLEASE CONTACT THE ARSON TIP LINE @240.777.2263
County Executive Isiah Leggett expressed his concern about the recent fire at historic Chestnut Lodge, 500 West Montgomery Avenue in Rockville. Looking on (from left to right) are Battalion Chief Kenneth Korenblatt (Fire Investigation), Fire Chief Richard Bowers, Rockville Mayor Susan Hoffmann, Rockville Volunteer Chief Russell Dawson, Leggett, Sen. Jennie Forehand of Rockville, and Rockville City Councilmembers Anne Robbins and Phyllis Marcuccio. Initially known as the Woodlawn Hotel in the late 1800s, Chestnut Lodge became a private sanitarium in 1910. It was later the setting of a 1964 Columbia Pictures film, “Lilith,” starring Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
- Take Swimming lessons and learn CPR
- Play it safe around water. Stay out if there is no lifeguard or grown-up around.
- Swim only when rested.
- Always swim with a buddy.
- Young children should always swim with an adult.it a buddy.
- Never eat candy or chew gum when you are swimming You could choke.
- Get out of the water, and seek appropriate shelter, if you hear thunder or see lightning.
- Do not mess around! Running, pushing, or shoving people can cause serious injury to you or your friends.
- Follow posted rules.
- Always raise your hands over your head when diving.
- Consider water wings or other similar flotation devices for young children.
- Regularly check that the gate latches securely and that the spring mechanisms work properly.
- Do not allow children to play in the pool area. Remove all toys or anything a child might want to get from the vicinity.
- Post the 911 emergency number in the pool area.
- Keep lifesaving equipment, such as a pole, life preserver and rope in the pool area. Hang them from a fence or wall so people will not trip on them.
- Have a phone handy in the pool area. DO NOT answer the phone while your children are in the pool; use the phone only in emergencies to call 911.
- NEVER leave children unattended in the pool area. In the time it takes to sign for a package at your front door (4 to 6 minutes), a child submerged in the pool can sustain permanent brain damage.
- Encourage your neighbors with pools to follow pool safety guidelines, including keeping their back gates and doors locked, and their pool gates secure.
- When at a Public/Community pool adults should always supervise their children even with a lifeguard present.
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