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Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has promoted eight members to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. 

Congratulations to the following:

  • Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO) Kevin Bollinger
  • FADO Kevin Cunningham 
  • Fire Specialist Jessica Greaver
  • Fire Specialist Travis Francis
  • FADO Salliann Muscella
  • Fire Specialist Manuel Ortez
  • PM/FF April Owens
  • FADO Jacob Stuart

The promotions are effective July 8, 2018.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has promoted five members to rank of Fire Captain. The promotions are effective June 9, 2018. Congratulations on this achievement!

The newly promoted members are:

  • Fire Lt. Jason Baldwin
  • Fire Lt. Alfonso Hernandez
  • Fire Lt. William Johns Jr.
  • Fire Lt. Larry Ledford
  • Fire Lt. Mark Milburne

At 8:10 a.m. Baltimore County Fire and EMS crews were dispatched to the Westside Men's Shelter at 309 Redwood Circle in Catonsville for a report of a medical emergency. 

As fire crews entered the building, meters alerted the presence of a potentially hazardous gas.  Additional crews, including the Baltimore County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team, were called to the scene to assist.  Their meters confirmed the presence of abnormally high levels of a potentially hazardous gas.  

Crews immediately evacuated 67 clients from the facility.  

An additional person, an elderly man, was found deceased in a dormitory.  It is unclear at this point whether his death was related to the potentially hazardous gases; there was virtually no gas detected in his dormitory.  

One of the 67 clients was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  

Baltimore County Property Management and Baltimore Gas and Electric are on scene assisting BCoFD in efforts to determine the source of the gas.  

Arrangements are being made to relocate the remaining clients of the facility.

Revised June 27, 2017