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Fire Chief  Kyrle W. Preis III today announced the promotion of two members to the rank of Division Chief, the department's third-highest position.

Fire Director Thomas Ramey (left), currently overseeing the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point, has been promoted to Division Chief on B shift (DC2).

Battalion Chief Jay Ringgold (right) has been promoted to Division Chief in charge of Emergency Management (DC5).

"These officers already have contributed in so many ways to this Department's success," Chief Preis said. "We thank them for being willing to take on greater responsibilities and challenges."

The promotions are effective February 17.

Clerk of the Court Julie EnsorThe Baltimore County Fire Department Thursday recognized 46 Fire and EMS personnel at a promotional ceremony held at Loch Raven High School.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III and Mike Day, president of the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311, presented the promotional certificates.

Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court, administered the Oath of Office, while Cantor Nancy
Ginsberg delivered the Invocation and Benediction.

The recently promoted personnel are:

Fire Captain
Vernon Adamson
Kevin Gibney
Ethan Johnson
Erik Reinhardt
Eric Stacharowski
Philip Stuart
Brandon Warren

EMS Captain
Robert Paugh
Tim Rostkowski

EMS Lieutenant
Glen Harris
Craig Hutton
Melissa Schuler

Fire Lieutenant
Samuel Bramwell
Michael Cover
Kevin George
Scott  Jackson
Joseph Kelly III
John McMahon
Bryan Schulz
Travis Swonger
David Weis III
Rodney Womack

FADO (Fire Apparatus Driver Operator)
William Barquin
David Hepner
Kirsten Koenig
Stephen Mueller
Johnny Owens
Brian Palmer
Franklin Penn III
Stephen Sharp
Keith Starr
Stephan Steinberg
David Sutherland
Brian Woodley

Laura Connelly
Adam Dye
Elizabeth Larimore
Ayanna Matthews
Jesse Rutledge
Carlos Velez
Diana Yon

Fire Specialist
Matthew Dize
Katarion Jackson
Daniel Warchol
Corey Watkins

Office Administrator
Theresa Brush


Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III has announced the promotion of 12 members to the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator. The newly promoted members are:

  • EMT/FF William Barquin
  • EMT/FF David Hepner
  • FS Kirsten Koenig
  • EMT/FF Stephen Mueller
  • EMT/FF Johnny Owens
  • EMT/FF Franklin Penn III
  • EMT/FF Brian Palmer
  • EMT/FF Stephen Sharp
  • EMT/FF Keith Starr
  • EMT/FF Stephan Steinberg
  • FS David Sutherland
  • EMT/FF Brian Woodley

The promotions become effective December 23.

Revised June 27, 2017