March 24, 1970 Box No. 3621 sounded & Engine Co.No. 7 was dispatched to investigate a reported fire in a 3-story dwelling . Upon arrival, the rest of the box was requested. Pump Operator James E. Carter was busy hooking up to the nearest hydrant when he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to Maryland General Hospital where he died an hour after arriving. Pump Operator James E. Carter was 43 years old. Number of years served are unknown at this time.