On April 7, 2017 Firefighter Charles R. "Rick" Gentilcore was on duty at Burtonsville Station 15. At approximately 3:30p.m., colleagues found Rick unresponsive and immediately initiated emergency care. Rick was transported to Holy Cross Hospital where he later died. Rick joined Burtonsville VFD in 1994 and was active for many years including Top Responder in 2000. He was hired by MCDFRS as a career firefighter and was thankful to eventually be assigned back to Station 15. He will be remembered for his dedication to the fire service and his mischievous personality. Firefighter Charles R. "Rick" Gentilcore,age 52, served the citizens of Maryland for 23 years.
Montgomery County Department Fire & Rescue Services