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A memorial service honoring 53 members of the Baltimore County Fire Service who have died over the past year will be held Sunday, September 25.

The ceremony will be held at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This annual memorial ceremony honors career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ladies’ auxiliary members and other fire service members who passed away during the year.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman are scheduled to attend and participate in laying a wreath to honor the 25 career and 28 volunteer members lost during the past year.

Photo of Baltimore County Fire Memorial Shrine

Each year for National Arson Awareness Week, the U.S. Fire Administration gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson and provide individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community.

This year’s National Arson Awareness Week theme is "Prevent Wildfire Arson - Spread the Facts Not the Fire." Arson is the willful, malicious, intentional and/or reckless burning of your property or someone else’s. Wildfire arson takes place on underdeveloped wildland or uncultivated land comprised of forest, brush or grassland.

  • During the five-year period 2010-2014, 23 percent of wildfires reported were arson (U.S. Department of the Interior).
  • Individual arson fires can cause damages to resources and communities totaling over a hundred million dollars (U.S. Forest Service).
  • More than half a million wildfires are set by arsonists each year in the U.S., resulting in over $3 billion in damages (National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Department of Agriculture).

To learn more about how to prevent wildfire arson, visit FEMA's website. Materials from previous Arson Awareness Week programs are also available to read and download.

A memorial service honoring 48 members of the Baltimore County Fire Service who have died over the past year will be held Sunday, September 27.

The ceremony will be held at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This annual memorial ceremony honors career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ladies’ auxiliary members and other fire service members who passed away during the year.

Fire Chief John Hohman is scheduled to attend and participate in laying a wreath to honor the 18 career and 30 volunteer members lost during the past year.

Photo of Baltimore County Fire Memorial Shrine

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016