2020 | News

First responders serenade Fauci for his 80th birthday

Plus: Volunteer firefighters ready to respond, even on Christmas; Lawmaker looks to connect struggling residents with utility relief program

First responders serenade Fauci for his birthday

Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad and the National Institutes of Health Fire Department sang “Happy Birthday” and held up signs for Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday as he left work.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, works at NIH in Bethesda. He turned 80 on Thursday. [The Hill]

Volunteer firefighters ready to respond, even on Christmas

On Friday, inside the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, service members were ready to go and help if an emergency came up.

Volunteers sat inside — some enjoying the pastries dropped off by thankful residents. Others found ways to pass time between calls. [WUSA]

Lawmaker looks to connect struggling residents with utility relief program

State Del. Lorig Charkoudian (D-Takoma Park) is working on ways to coordinate getting information to people whose heating costs are bundled into their housing costs each month.

“For people who pay their utilities through their rent or a condo fee, or another third party, or mobile home — they’re eligible for heating assistance, but they probably don’t know it,” she said. [WTOP]

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Mostly sunny, with a high around 35 and a low around 21

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