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A critically ill 5-year-old Baltimore boy last nightChief Preis with Khalil Reaves was named "Co-Chief" for the remainder of Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III's term in a surprise celebration hosted by the Towson Fire Station and Make-A-Wish MidAtlantic.

Khalil Reaves also received a surprise trip to Disneyworld from Make-A-Wish, a foundation dedicated to granting the wishes of critically ill children; and a large toy fire truck and other goodies from the Towson Fire Station's 1-C shift.

Chief Preis gave Khalil his badge and a hand-written memo on County letterhead stating: "I hereby appoint Khalil Reaves 'Co-Fire Chief' effective today. This term expires at the end of my tenure as Fire Chief, on December 31, 2018."

Chief Preis described the evening as one of the "most awesome" and touching he has ever experienced in his 28-year career with BCoFD.

Division Chief Francis "Skip" DiPaula, who attended the event, said, "There wasn't a dry eye in the house."

UPDATE (February 5, 2018 3:46 p.m.):

Jordan Jones has returned home safe. Thank you for sharing his information in the effort to locate him.

Original Release (February 2, 2018 10:25 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are attempting to locate a Middle River boy. Jordan Joseph Jones, 15, of the 600-block of Lanoitan Road, 21220 was last seen at 6:00 p.m. on February 1, 2018. Jones is described as a white male, 5’8”, 135 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. If anyone has information about Jordan Jones, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Baltimore County Fire Department tactical rescue experts Sunday evening rescued an 11-year-old boy who had fallen into a well on the grounds of a Rosedale McDonald's.BCoFD crews rescue boy from 35' well.

Crews from Texas Station #17, home of the BCoFD's tactical unit, and confined space teams from Pikesville and Bowleys Quarters volunteer fire companies were among the units dispatched at 6:39 p.m. to the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue.

Two 11-year-old boys had been playing outside the McDonald's when they fell into a 36-inch, stone-lined opening that was covered with landscape fabric and mulch. One of the boys started to fall into the hole but was able to get out before he fell in completely; he called for help. The other boy was stuck 30 to 45 feet below the surface.

Crews from Station 17's Tower 17 used a rope system to lower a firefighter into the hole, where he was able to reach the boy and secure him to a harness. At 7:15 p.m., rescue crews lifted both the boy and the firefighter to safety.

Both boys were transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The hole appears to be an old well and is the property of McDonald's. This morning, Baltimore County Public Works crews covered it with a steel plate for safety.

A firefighter from Tower 17 brings up the boy who fell into this well.

Revised June 27, 2017