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Date: May 1, 2019

The Fire Department last night recognized 98 personnel promoted over the last 12 months.

A promotional ceremony was held at Loch Raven High School and featured remarks by County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Acting Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz.

Promoted Personnel

Division Chief

Thomas G. Ramey
Jay L. Ringgold         

Battalion Chief 
Robert B. Kemp
Edmund G. Schwartz Jr.

Fire Director 
Craig A. Bidinger 
Julia M. Dillard
Marcus D. Johnson
Timothy B. Rostkowski

Fire Captain
Jason C. Baldwin
John A. Bennett
Robert A. Biggs Jr.
Alfonso M. Hernandez
Kurt E. Holloway                               
William R. Johns Jr.
Andrew S. Laird 
Larry J. Ledford 
William R. Lutostanski Jr.
Mark D. Milburne 
Stephan S. Steinberg
Stephen G. Stelmack         
Joseph R. Woynovitz Jr.

EMS Captain
Danielle M. Knatz   

Fire Lieutenant
Timothy R. Batt
Kevin E. Bollinger
Joseph M. Carter Jr.
Kevin A. Cunningham  
Christopher J. Davis Sr.
Timothy M. DeCoursey
Richard C. Dunham  
Travis J. Francis
Jessica L. Greaver
Shane M. Hubbe
Kirsten M. Koenig 
Shawn T. Magaro
Salliann S. Muscella
Michael M. Murphy
Leslie R. O’Neal
Manuel I. Ortez
April R. Owens
Edward T. Rachinskas
Howard R. Simons
Wendy B. Stallings
Jacob G. Stuart

EMS Lieutenant
John W. Dawson
Steven A. Skiff 
Amanda K. I. Wensel

Amy M. Bittner
Terrilyn R. Brown
Lawrence E. Coonfare Jr.
Hanna L. Dayhoff
Eric C. Ernst 
Holland E. Georgieff
Charnell T. Holloway
Janelle W. McQueen
Morgan N. Nally
Amanda N. Perez
Carley M. Wood

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Brandon C. Ambush
Shaun M. Amole
Kevin A. Bakey
Christopher A. Chamberlain
Anthony D. Colvin Jr.
Kenneth D. David Jr.
Earl M. Day
Tonya L. Freund
Kevin A. Gilmore
Andrew D. Hale  
James L. Iman 
Albert R. McCausland II
John P. McCormack
Ryan P. Miller
John P. Perry
Randy A. Piper
Christopher M. Ray
Connor W. Risner 
Jarett A. Robinson   
Michael R. Schultz
Benjamin L. Singer 
Louis S. Szafarz III   
Terrell A. Thompson   
Wayne L. Tome Jr.
Raymond Vargas Jr.   
Alston E. Williams       
Jason J. Wurzbacher

Fire Specialist
Lauren M. Brenneman  
Tyree Brown Jr.
Nicholas P. Devries
Amahl A. Foster   
Anna M. Greenwalt    
Andrew M. Hays
Darryl B. McCray   
Robert D. Moore         
Kevin S. Nixon
Johnny M. Owens     
Maria P. Owens 
Michael D. Rill     
Charles F. Shivery

Account Clerk III
Sandra T. Beres





Baltimore County Police and Fire departments, along with the Baltimore Police Department will be conducting a full scale training exercise on Saturday, May 4. The exercise will take place at the BGE Home facility located at 1409 Tangier Drive, off of Route 43 in Middle River, 21220.

The public should be aware of the increased presence of emergency response vehicles and personnel at this location beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and ending by 3:30 p.m. Route 43 will not be closed and this exercise will be held rain or shine.

The exercise will include simulated active shooter and mass casualty incidents inside the facility. It will allow first responders to test safety and operation tactics, as well as assess and evaluate facility response plans.

No live weapons will be used during this training.

Revised June 27, 2017