Funeral Arrangements Set for Beloved Retired Fire Chief

Photo courtesy of the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Cabin John Volunteer Retired Fire Chief James Seavey, Sr.

According to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page, a memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, Sept. 14.

A reception will follow the memorial service at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Rockville.

Capt. James Seavey Sr., 58, died on Sept. 4 after years of battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He served as a first responder in the Washington D.C. area for more than 40 years.

As a career firefighter, Seavey served with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department for 30 years before retiring in 2016.

He rose to the rank of Assistant Chief before moving to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department and took office as Fire Chief on Jan. 1, 1992. He held the post until retiring Dec. 31, 2017, according to his obituary.

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, described Seavey as a “fun and loving guy.”

“You always knew he was in the room because you could hear him first,” Piringer said jokingly. “He will be missed.”

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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