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The Baltimore County Fire Department congratulates members who have been promoted to the ranks of Fire Specialist and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, effective June 8.

The newly promoted members are:

Fire Specialist

  •  Christopher Hunter
  •  Kevin Orozco
  •  Amanda Puleio
  •  Ray Raliegh
  •  Patrick Rigiel

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (FADO)

  • Brandon M. Krick
  • Matthew A. Crocker
  • Joel A. Carr
  • Thomas E. Rice Jr.

Acting Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz has announced the promotions of two members to the rank of Fire Specialist, effective March 16, 2019.

The newly promoted members are:

  • Stephan J. Steinberg
  • Andrew M. Hays


Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has announced the promotion of 14 BCoFD members --   seven to the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator and seven to the rank of Fire Specialist.

The promotions are effective Sept. 1, 2018.

The newly promoted members are:

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator

  • EMT/FF Brandon Ambush
  • EMT/FF Shaun Amole
  • EMT/FF Christopher Chamberlain
  • EMT/FF Kevin Gilmore
  • EMT/FF Terrell Thompson
  • EMT/FF Raymond Vargas, Jr.
  • EMT/FF Alston Williams

Fire Specialist

  • EMT/FF Lauren Brenneman
  • EMT/FF Nicholas Devries
  • EMT/FF Amahl Foster
  • EMT/FF Darryl McCray
  • FADO Johnny Owens
  • PMFF Maria Owens
  • EMT/FF Charles Shivery
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