BALTIMORE COUNTY

BALTIMORE COUNTY
ALMONY, Clarence

Firefighter Clarence Almony was critically injured on April 5, 1933, while responding to a house fire in Shawsville. The 1928 American LaFrance Engine on which he was riding hit a mudslide and overturned on Wiseburg Road. Firefighter Almony was transporte ...

ALMONY, John

Captain John Almony & Percy G. Naylor had traveled to Baltimore to check on the repair work being done on Hereford VFC's 1928 American LaFrance. They were returning home & were traveling on Harford Road when a vehicle struck Captain Almony's car, ...

BAWROSKI, Sr. Walter J.

On October 22, 1984 at 13:33 hrs: Baltimore County Fire Box 6-2 was alerted for a reported building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. At 13:37: BCo's E-6 & E-61, out of the Dundalk Station, arrived at location ...

BELT, Clarence W.

On September 18, 1961 while assigned to Baltimore County Fire Station No. 1, and while on duty at the Towson Fire Station, Lieutenant Clarence W. Belt suffered at fatal heart attack. Lieutenant Clarence W. Belt was 46 years old and had served 14 years.

BORNMAN, Connie

Firefighter/EMT Connie Bornman responded to her 6th call of the day, a patient having chest pains in the 1100 block of Old Eastern Avenue. While on scene and assisting with patient care, Connie told colleagues that she wasn't feeling well due to the hot d ...

BOSLEY, Raymond

On May 5, 2001 Firefighter Raymond S. Bosley (T-1) having over the years been exposed to carcinogens and toxins while serving as a firefighter, died after battling Occupational Cancer/Leukemia. Firefighter Raymond Stanley Bosley was 39 years old and had s ...

BROOKHART, Linwood P.

March 9, 1941 . . On February 26,1941, while responding on a fire call, Captain Linwood P. Brookhart ,assigned to the Towson fire station, was critically injured when the engine collided with a car. He was transported to Union Memorial Hospital where he d ...

BROWN, Thomas F.

Fire Specialist Thomas F. Brown worked a 14-hour night shift at BCoFD's Dundalk Fire Station No. 6. Throughout the night, he responded to several calls, including a working dwelling fire and a cardiac arrest, where he assisted with resuscitation on-scene ...

BURCH, John W.

September 11, 1981 Lutherville VFC had been alerted and Firefighter John W. Burch was heading for the firehouse when he tragically fell down a flight of stairs and was fatally injured. Firefighter John William Burch was 34 years old. Number of years serve ...

CAMPBELL, Herbert B.

On March 2, 1992 Firefighter Herbert B. Campbell was on Middle River VFD Truck 221, responding to an apartment fire, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. All resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. In June of 1984, Firefighter Campbell retired from th ...

DESOMBRE, Milton C. R.

A series of flash floods caused by heavy thunderstorms swept through parts of Baltimore County. One of these floods occurred where Philadelphia Road crosses Bean Creek, trapping four occupants in an automobile. The rescue attempt of those 4 occupants w ...

DILL, Carl S.

On February 7, 1955 First arriving units to the Westgate Shopping Center reported heavy fire in basements of a tavern and adjoining bakery. Conditions quickly deteriorated as the fire rapidly spread throughout all of the stores in the complex and seriousl ...

DIXON, Jarrett A.

Developed chest pains while conducting physical training at duty station. Following treatment and release, FF Jarrett suffered fatal cardiac arrest. Was paramedic, firefighter, engine driver and Fire Academy Instructor. Mentor to young firefighters.

Eckhardt,Jr. Henry W.

On December 5,2021 Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter/EVO Henry W. Eckhardt passed away from cancer he developed as a result of an occupational exposure during a 5 alarm building fire on March 28,1990 in Owings Mills.Firefigh ...

FALKENHAN, Mark G.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 18:18 hours, Baltimore County units were alerted for Fire Rescue Box 11-9, 30 Dowling Circle, in Hillendale. Units arrived to a 3 story garden-style apartment building, working fire with multiple rescues ,that would quic ...

FOGLE, Robert William

Firefighter Robert Fogle died May 30, 2014 while performing Operational Readiness Training at the Baltimore Co. Fire Rescue Academy. Firefighter Fogle a Driver Operator Baltimore County Fire Department, a dedicated 30-year volunteer Life member Pleasant V ...

FRIEDEL, Charles T.

After helping to rescue a medic unit trapped in deep snow, Firefighter Charles T. Friedel, assigned to BCoFD Station 15/Eastview, suffered a fatal heart attack. Sadly, all resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. Firefighter Charles Thomas Friedel was 35 ...

GREEN, Douglas L.

October 29, 1974 Firefighter Douglas L. Green suffered sudden cardiac arrest while on duty at BCoFD Station 19 ~ Garrison. Sadly, all resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. Firefighter Douglas L. Green was 34 years old and had served 6 years.

HENDRICKS, Clyde

Firefighter Clyde Hedricks was directing traffic at the scene of a barn fire across from the Maryland Line fire house when he was struck by an automobile and fatally injured. Firefighter Clyde Hedricks was 65 years old. Number of years served are unknown ...

HICKS, John Elwood

Elwood Hicks died on April 6, 1933, while responding to a house fire in Shawsville. The fire engine he was riding in overturned on Wiseburg Road in Whitehall. The 1928 American LaFrance fire engine hit a mud slide across the road after a hard storm. He wa ...

HOPWOOD, Charles E.

A series of flash floods caused by heavy thunderstorms swept through parts of Baltimore County. One of these floods occurred where Philadelphia Road crosses Bean Creek, trapping four occupants in an automobile. The rescue attempt of those 4 occupants w ...

HOWARD, Albert Clifton

Firefighter Albert Howard, age 81, was on the scene of a building fire on Stenersen Lane in Cockeysville. The need to move a fire engine, caused a hose line to be pulled taught, striking Firefighter Howard in the back of his legs, flipping him over and to ...

HUMPHREY, Robert W.

Firefighter Robert W. Humphrey was attempting to cross Interstate 83 to assist an accident victim when he was struck by a moving vehicle and killed.

JOLLYMORE, Ira D.

February 9, 1979 Firefighter Ira D. Jollymore BCoFD Station 7 Essex, had previously been injured while on duty and was home recuperating when he was strickin with a fatal heart attack. Firefighter Ira D. Jollymore was 53 years old and had served 18 years.

JONES, Richard A.

On January 14, 2004, Maryland Line VFC Past President Firefighter Richard A. Jones twice responded to Sta.450 for fire calls and twice served as part of the standby crew. Once the standby crew for the second incident had been released, Firefighter Jones r ...

KANE, Joseph D.

March 8, 1933 Line Of Duty Death of Firefighter Joseph D. Kane no further information is available at this time

KIMBEL, James A.

At 13:33 hrs: Baltimore County Fire Box 6-2 was alerted for a reported building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. At 13:37: BCo's E-6 & E-61, out of the Dundalk Station, arrived at location with a 210' x 130' 2 ...

KIRCHNER, Gene M.

At approximately 01:00 hours on April 24, 2013, stations were alerted for Baltimore County Fire /Rescue Box 41-20, a reported dwelling fire with people trapped, that eventually went to 3 alarms. While performing search and rescue, Firefighter/EMT Gene M. ...

LEVY, Thomas J.

Baltimore County Fire Department ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland January 30,1981 Firefighter Thomas J. Levy, was assigned to BCoFD Station 8~Fullerton, when he suffered a fatal heart attack while on the scene of a house fire. Firefighter Thomas James Lev ...

LUDWIG, Joseph K.

March 20, 1980 Paramedic Joseph K. Ludwig died as the result of a heart attack while on duty at Station 13. Paramedic Joseph K. Ludwig was 38 years old and had served 20 years

MEEKINS, Glenn S. H.

On November 15, 1971 Firefighter Glenn Meekins, BCoFD Fire Prevention Division, was fatally injured when his departmental vehicle was crushed beneath a loaded tanker truck. Firefighter Glenn S. H. Meekins was 37 years old and had served 10 years

MILLER, S. Howard

April 13, 1940 Fireman S. Howard Miller, a onetime Hereford blacksmith, was riding the right front of Hereford Volunteer Fire Company's 1936 Dodge fire engine when he suffered a fatal heart attack, fell out of the officer's seat, and onto the pavement. Fi ...

MILLER, William J.

On February 7, 1955 First arriving units to the Westgate Shopping Center reported heavy fire in basements of a tavern and adjoining bakery. Conditions quickly deteriorated as the fire rapidly spread throughout all of the stores in the complex and seriousl ...

MUELLER, Douglas J.

A series of flash floods caused by heavy thunderstorms swept through parts of Baltimore County. One of these floods occurred where Philadelphia Road crosses Bean Creek, trapping four occupants in an automobile. The rescue attempt of those 4 occupants w ...

NAYLOR, Percy G.

Hereford VFC ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland June 24, 1965 While attending meetings during the 73rd MSFA Convention in Ocean City, Hereford VFC Delegate Percy G.Naylor suffered a fatal heart attack. Delegate Percy G.Naylor was 59 years old. Numbers of y ...

NEVILLE, Brian D.

Paramedic/Firefighter Neville joined the department in 2001. He was normally stationed at Fire Station 11 in Hillendale, but was filling in as Emergency Medical Services district supervisor at the Texas fire station. He was considered a role model for you ...

OCHELTREE, Richard W.

On July 27, 1973 while assigned to BCo. Station 6 ~ Dundalk: units had just returned to the Dundalk station from a working house fire when Lieutenant Richard W. Ocheltree suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, all resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. ...

OTTO, Raymond E.

Glyndon VFD ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland
February 19,1968
Glyndon VFD was alerted for a field fire on Butler Road. Firefighter Raymond E. Otto was driving a responding unit from Station 40 whe ...

RASKIN, Daniel J.

On July 9, 1990, Fire Lieutenant Daniel J. Raskin was at the front of the fire engine, pumping water to the scene of a barn fire, when the 6-inch intake elbow blew off the engine, striking Lieutenant Raskin full force in the chest, the impact knocking off ...

RAYNER, Jr. Henry W.

At 13:33 hrs: Baltimore County Fire Box 6-2 was alerted for a reported building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. At 13:37: BCo's E-6 & E-61, out of the Dundalk Station, arrived at location with a 210' x 130' 2 ...

RICE, Sr. Thomas E.

Having been first diagnosed in 2007 & after a courageous battle, Firefighter/FADO Thomas E. "TR" Rice, Sr. passed away from occupational cancer/pancreatic on January 21, 2009. "TR exemplified the fire service, he was a good teammate, he cared about ot ...

SEITZ, Monroe

Reisterstown VFC ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland July 26,1928 Firefighter Monroe Seitz was first to the scene of a truck fire on Gwynn Brook Avenue near Owings Mill Road. Firefighter Seitz was attempting to extinguish the fire when the gasoline tank explo ...

SHAFER, Warren E.

A series of flash floods caused by heavy thunderstorms swept through parts of Baltimore County. One of these floods occurred where Philadelphia Road crosses Bean Creek, trapping four occupants in an automobile. The rescue attempt of those 4 occupants w ...

SMITH, J. Joseph

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Co. ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland January 10, 1964 Firefighter J. Joseph Smith was on the scene of a chimney fire when he collapsed and died from a heart attack. Firefighter John Joseph Smith was 59 years old and had served 10 ...

SMITH, Ray W.

Baltimore County F.D. ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland . September 13, 1978 . . Lieutenant Ray W. Smith, Sr. (Dundalk ~ Station 6) returned to the station after a call and collapsed having suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, all resuscitation attempts ...

THOMAS, Robert E.

Robert Thomas died on May 14, 1965, while fighting a brush fire on Bernoudy Road in Whitehall. Bob was driving the 1954 Willys Jeep which overturned when it hit a fallen tree that was covered with leaves.

WATTS, Philip L.

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Member Phillip L. Watts was enroute to the firehouse for station duty when he was tragically killed in a car accident. He was a long time active Member and had served on numerous committees. Pikesville VFC Member Phillip ...

WEBER, Sr. Charles Allen

Violetville VFD ~ Baltimore County ~ Maryland . February 28,1997 . Violetville VFD President Charles A. Weber, Sr. had returned to quarters from a call and was hanging up his gear when he was stricken with a fatal heart attack. Sadly, all resuscitatio ...