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A career Baltimore County firefighter was critically injured this morning when his motorcycle crashed on his way to work at the Westview Fire Station.

The firefighter, a 26-year-old and seven-year veteran of BCoFD, currently is listed in critical but stable condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. 

Emergency responders were dispatched at 6:27 a.m. to the crash at Woodlawn and Linus drives, 21207. The crash involved a collision between the firefighters' motorcycle and another vehicle. The firefighter was transported by ground to Shock Trauma as a Priority 1 patient. No one else was transported.

The firefighter's name is withheld at this time.

A veteran Baltimore County firefighter hasPhoto of FADO Jacob Stuart been selected to perform the National Anthem in Baltimore at Saturday's Ravens game.

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Jacob Stuart is assigned to the Eastview Fire Station's "A" shift and has been a BCoFD member since 2010.

Stuart, who is 27 and lives in Rosedale, has been singing and active in musical theater since he was a child. He is the lead singer of a local cover band and has been chosen to sing the Anthem at numerous BCoFD events.

Stuart was selected to sing at Saturday's 4:30 p.m. game versus the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium after submitting the Ravens' National Anthem Audition application. He will perform as a representative of BCoFD.

The game will be televised on the NFL Network.

"We are thrilled for FADO Stuart to have this opportunity and proud to have him represent our department on the national stage," said Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III.

A Fire lieutenant suffered non life-threatening injuries this morning when he was struck by a vehicle at Rossville Boulevard and U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) during a charitable fundraising drive.

The incident occurred at 11:18 a.m. while fire personnel were collecting funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot' campaign.

An investigation of the crash will be conducted by Baltimore County Police.

The firefighter was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III said the Fire Department's fundraising efforts on behalf of the "Fill the Boot" campaign will continue and reminded personnel of the need for vigilance when it comes to safety during the collection process.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017