County Fire Rescue Units Assist in Baltimore During Service for Fallen Firefighters

Via MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.

For the first time, the entire Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) was out of service Wednesday so every member could attend a service for three firefighters who died Jan. 24 while battling a vacant apartment fire. 

Units “from all corners” of Maryland and Washington, D.C. covered calls Wednesday, according to the Baltimore firefighters’ union.

The victims in last week’s fire were Lt. Paul Butrim, Kenneth Lacayo and Lt. Kelsey Sadler. Lacayo was a Wheaton High School graduate and life member of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad in Montgomery County. 

Thousands came to honor the fallen heroes, BCFD wrote on Twitter. Gov. Larry Hogan paid tribute to the firefighters during the service.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) units helped fill-in for Baltimore City, per Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. A Burtonsville unit responded to a structure fire in East Baltimore around 8:15 a.m. All Wheaton Volunteer units attended Wednesday’s service as well as hundreds of other Montgomery County fire rescue personnel. 

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