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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."

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has promoted 16 members to the ranks of Fire Specialist and Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO).

The promotions become effective May 12, 2018.

Congratulations to the newly promoted members:

Fire Specialist

  • EMT/FF Carlos Bailey
  • EMT/FF Robert Moore
  • EMT/FF Tyree Brown
  • EMT/FF Kevin Nixon
  • EMT/FF Michael Rill
  • EMT/FF Anna Greenwalt

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO)

  • EMT/FF Louis Szafarz
  • EMT/FF Jarett Robinson
  • EMT/FF Randy Piper
  • EMT/FF Tonya Freund
  • EMT/FF Connor Risner
  • EMT/FF James Iman
  • EMT/FF Andrew Hale
  • EMT/FF Albert McCausland
  • EMT/FF Benjamin Singer
  • EMT/FF Anthony Colvin
Revised June 27, 2017