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Photo of the Baltimore County Fire Service Memorial Monument in Towson.The Baltimore County Fire Service’s annual Ceremony of Remembrance, which honors those members who have lost their lives in the line of duty, is scheduled for Sunday, May 21.

The ceremony will be held, rain or shine, at 2 p.m. at the Fire Service Memorial Monument in Patriot Plaza in Towson.

The Baltimore County Fire Department and Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman’s Association jointly organize the event.

Honoring Fallen Heroes

Forty-five Baltimore County firefighters and emergency medical personnel have died in the line of duty. These include 21 career members and 24 volunteer members.

Fire Chief John Hohman and other career and volunteer fire service leaders will honor the fallen by placing a wreath on the memorial shrine during the ceremony.

The shrine was built entirely with funds by members of the Fire Service. The memorial was sculpted in Portugal of Portuguese red granite, and consists of a Maltese cross flanked by two columns.

Inscribed on the monument are the names of the fallen and the words of Saint John, 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

A promotional ceremony for 48 members of the Baltimore County Fire Department will take place at the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, 21133 today at 1 p.m.

Fire Chief John J. Hohman and other county dignitaries are scheduled to attend. Clerk of the Court, Julie L. Ensor, will administer the oath of office to the promotees, and the Reverend Herbert Watson Jr. will deliver the invocation.

The following members are promoted:

Promoted to Assistant Chief
Jennifer Aubert-Utz
Paul Lurz

Promoted to Division Chief
Wayne Tome Sr.

Promoted to Battalion Chief
Lonnie Ledford
Thomas Ramey

Promoted to Fire Captain
Steven Czawlytko
James Hammond
Matthew Hill
Ronald Mastin Jr.
Kevin Nace
Stephen Sindler

Promoted to EMS Lieutenant
Matthew Beeker

Promoted to Fire Lieutenant
Jeffrey Chilcoat
Bruce Fleming
Kevin Ford
David Hohenberger
Charles Ritzman Jr.
Michael Szczesniakowski

Promoted to PM/FF
Caleb Spriggs

Promoted to Paramedic
Brendan Berkeridge
Thoas Cook Jr.
William Doetzer
Samantha Griffiths
Emma Hartline
Craig Hutton
Kathryn Klapka
Teresa Santos
Damon Smith

Promoted to FADO
Michael Cover
Brian Fraley
Brandon James
Salliann Muscella
Larry Roos Jr.
Robert Streett III

Promoted to Fire Specialist
Jessica Alford
Mark Badger
Justin Bruzdzinski
Bryan Compher
John McMahon
Marcus Perry
Cody Robinson
Wendy Stallings
Brandon Sussan
Carlos Washington Jr.

Promoted to Fire Executive Officer
Charnetta Holman

Promoted to Volunteer Administrator
Andrew Smith

Promoted to Management Analyst II
Kelly Thomas

Promoted to Executive Secretary
Mary McInnes

 

 

 


 

Starting today, the Fire Department will expand EMS service at four stations where demand for emergency medical calls is especially high.

Four Advanced Life Support medic units (ambulances) added last September to enhance service during peak evening hours now will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. The four medics are located at the Woodlawn, Pikesville, Golden Ring and Middle River fire stations.

EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of Fire Department responses. In 2014, BCoFD responded to 91,521 EMS incidents, out of 126,686 total incidents.

"Every Baltimore County citizen deserves to know that trained EMTs and paramedics will be there to help when he or she needs it," said Fire Chief John Hohman. "The demand for EMS service continues to grow, and we recognize the need to grow with it."

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016