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The Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony will be held tomorrow, 7 p.m., at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., Towson. The ceremony honors first responders and civilians who have performed exceptionally over the past 12 months.

Six civilians will receive the Department's second-highest civilian award, the Citizen's Commendation Award. They are three men who rescued a person trapped in a Fullerton house fire; two men who pulled an injured patient from Frog Mortar Creek after a Jet Ski collision; and a woman who risked her safety to provide care to an unconscious motorist whose car went over an embankment in Freeland.

The highest award given tonight to Fire personnel is the Departmental Commendation, presented to two members who rescued a person trapped in a burning house in Lansdowne.

The Departmental Purple Heart will be awarded to an officer seriously injured last summer while fighting a fatal apartment fire in the Towson area.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III will attend.

The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprised of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017