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The Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony will be held tomorrow, March 26, 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.

Highlights:

  • A Randallstown area boy will receive the Department's highest civilian award, the Citizen's Medal of Honor, for "heroic life-saving efforts, with serious risk of injury, during a May 27, 2018 dwelling fire in the unit block of Charleswood Ct, 21207." The boy, who was 9 at the time of the fire, helped save his grandparents from the fire. He is expected to attend.
     
  • Four BCoFD members will receive the Department's third-highest award for public safey personnel, the Bronze Star.

    Two members of the Texas Fire Station's Urban Search and Rescue Team are honored with the Bronze Star for their work at a July 25, 2018 swiftwater rescue in the Reese area of Carroll County, Maryland, in which they fought a swollen, fast-moving stream to reach a person clinging to a tree.

    Two members will receive the Bronze Star for rescuing an unconscious woman from a December 15, 2018 apartment fire in the unit block of Shipping Place, 21222.
     
  • Departmental Unit Citations will be given to personnel involved on two calls involving crashes that critically injured Fire Department members -- a November 30, 2017 motor vehicle crash at Falls and Stringtown roads, 21152; and a September 29, 2018 motorcycle crash at Woodlawn and Linus drives, 21207.

Three civilians and about 160 public safety personnel will receive awards.

County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Acting Fire Chief Jennifer L. Aubert-Utz are scheduled to attend.

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

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.

The Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony will be held tonight, 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.

The night's highest award will be the Citizen's Medal of Honor. There are three recipients tonight; two are children.

  • An 11-year-old who fell into a well, along with another boy, and used courage and ingenuity to get out as quickly as possible and bring help.
  • A 9-year-old girl who saved her little sister from drowning at a White Marsh pool.
  • A man who saw his co-worker electrocuted at a MARC train station location, pulled him from danger, burning his hands.

The highest award given tonight for Fire personnel is the Bronze Star. Two recipients will receive that award.

  • An EMT who was on his way home when he came along a crash on I-695 involving a mother and two small children. He helped save them from a dangerous situation.
  • A Fire Lieutenant who rescued two children from an apartment fire.

Many others will be recognized with awards. Numerous citizens, including a County housing inspector, will receive recognition for performing life-saving CPR.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman 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