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The Baltimore County Fire Department will honor a fallen firefighter and first responders and civilians who  have performed exceptionally at  its annual Promotional  and Commendations Ceremony, scheduled  tomorrow, March 11, at  Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

Besides awarding deserving first  responders and civilians,  this evening also will recognize 55 Fire Department members who have been promoted during the past year and 31 graduates of the 102nd Recruit Class of Probationary Firefighters. Graduation ceremonies for the 102nd class originally planned last January were postponed due to inclement weather.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman are scheduled to speak.

Highlights of the awards portion of the program:

  • Recognition  of Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Co. Firefighter Gene Kirchner, who died of injuries suffered while trying to rescue a person trapped in an April  24, 2013 Reisterstown house fire.  Kirchner, 25, last spring was posthumously  presented the Medal of Honor -- the Fire Department's highest honor -- and the Purple Heart.
  • A Baltimore County police officer from the North Point Precinct will receive the Fire Department’s third highest award, the Bronze Star, for rescuing a man from a building fire in Dundalk.
  • Several citizens will receive awards. These include two women in Garrison who saved a person from choking; a boy in Eastview who called 911 and helped save his mother; a man in Rosedale who evacuated a warehouse following a train crash and explosion; a Parkville lifeguard who saved an infant by performing CPR; a woman in Perry Hall who saved the life of her neighbor by performing CPR; and a Parkton man who saved a man in cardiac arrest by performing CPR.
  • Crews from Dundalk, Eastview, Wise Avenue, Edgemere and North Point Edgemere will be recognized for rescuing 14 residents trapped in an apartment fire.
  • Crews from Golden Ring and Eastview that were the first on the scene of a train derailment and explosion in Rosedale will be honored.

Update: Suspects responsible for the stabbing of a Towson University student during an armed robbery on Sunday, November 3 have been identified.

Towson, Maryland (November 5, 2013) - Police ask the public's help identifying three men suspected of robbing two college students Sunday and Monday night in Precinct 6/Towson. Both incidents occurred on Burke Avenue.

The victims -- one of whom remains hospitalized with serious injuries -- have been unable to provide a detailed description of the men -- all described as thin, black males, probably in their early twenties.

Monday night at about 9:50 p.m., numerous police units responded to the 200 block of E. Burke Avenue for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim, a 20-year-old student at Goucher College, said he was walking home from Goucher, pushing his bicycle and talking on his cell phone. When he walked into an alley that runs alongside E. Burke Avenue, two of the suspects emerged from a vehicle, grabbed him and forced him to the ground; the third suspect remained in the vehicle. The suspects threatened to stab him if he did not cooperate, though the victim did not see a knife. The suspects stole cash from the victim's wallet. After turning around in the alley, they left the scene, heading east on Burke Avenue.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Sunday Night's Incident

Police believe that the three unidentified suspects also are responsible for Sunday night's assault and possible robbery of a Towson University student at Centre and Burke avenues.

At about 10:50 p.m., police and EMS personnel found a 24-year-old man who had suffered multiple stab wounds. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene by a passerby, a woman, who said the victim flagged her down while standing in the middle of the street, indicating that he needed help.

Because of the seriousness of his injuries, the victim has not able to talk to police in detail about what happened. He told police that he had been attacked by three thin, black males. Police found that the victim's cell phone was missing.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. Police still have not been able to interview him. The name of the hospital and the identity of both victims are being withheld for safety reasons.

Anyone with information about these crimes should call police at 410-307-2020.

Safety Measures

Police advise citizens always to use caution when walking after dark. If possible, avoid walking alone and distracted. The suspects in the Towson robberies appear to target victims who walk alone and are not paying attention to their surroundings, often because they are talking on their cell phones. Cell phones are an increasingly popular target for criminals. Take care not to make cell phones and other electronic equipment visible to criminals.

Police Chief James Johnson continues to enhance the police presence in the Towson precinct. For the last few months, Chief Johnson has dedicated additional resources to Towson and its growing entertainment and university district. These resources include units from the Business Patrol Initiative and Community Action Team.

Revised November 18, 2013

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