On March 31, 2017, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) assembled over 1,100 business, government, and public safety leaders at the 43rd Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon to thank the brave men and women who protect our community 24/7.
The event culminated with a video showing dramatic body camera footage from the August 2016 Flower Branch Apartment fire where MCPD and MCFRS worked tirelessly to save and protect lives. Video can be viewed here.
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Incidents were presented by emcees Aaron Gilchrist, NBC News4 Anchor, and Erika Gonzalez, NBC News4 Anchor. See the full list of Valor Award Winners in the press release. Stories of each incident are included in the program book.
Other awards included:
MCCC Public Safety Government Partner of the Year
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland accepted by United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein
The MCCC Public Safety Corporate Vital Link
Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers: Intox-a-lock, LifeSafer, and Smart Start
MCCC Public Safety Champion of the Year
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation (MCCCF) supports the Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College to fund the studies of students who are children of current or past Montgomery County public safety professionals or who are studying to pursue a career in public safety.
The Public Safety Scholarship at Montgomery College is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and families who are giving their lives to the safety of our community.
For more information and to donate, visit www.mcccmd.com/foundation
The 42nd Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon was held on 11, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center. Nearly 1,300 attendees gathered to hear incredible stories of valor and honor the men and women who keep us safe every day.
The recognition included