02/23/15 ** 09:12 ** FBL ** BUILDING FIRE COMMERCIAL ** E EVERGREEN AVE AND SUMMI ** ** E6,E700-2,E700- **
Engine 6’s crew standing by at the scene this morning.
Company responded to 1668 Bethlehem Pk. for a odor of electrical burning inside the store. Assisted by the Oreland and Wyndmoor Fire Companies,firefighter found a overheated light ballast to be the cause. Company was in service for 23 minutes.
BALTIMORE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY TRAPPED IN MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE
The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
Flourtown Fire Company has a unique connection with the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company, as former Flourtown Firefighter Dave Wilmot runs with them, and was present at this fire and at the hospital where Firefighter Mark Falkenhan was taken. Dave is the son of former Flourtown Chief and Life Active Member Bob Wilmot, Jr. who is still quite active with our fire company and often supplies us with the photographs users see throughout this website. The members of Flourtown Fire Company join all our fellow firefighters in Balitmore County, the Wilmots and the Falkenhan family in our condolences at this most difficult time. The following is the announcement from The Secret List www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com
It is with deep regret that we advise you of the Line of Duty Death of Baltimore County FF Mark Falkenhan, 43. Mark was killed [the evening of 1/19/11] after becoming trapped and calling a mayday in a multi-family dwelling fire and suffering massive burns. FF Falkenhan had recently left as a career Baltimore County FF to take a position with the United States Secret Service. However, he was an active member of Baltimore County’s Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company (Station 30), a part of the Baltimore County FD. Mark was also an Instructor with MFRI, the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. He leaves his wife and 2 children, ages 10 & 13 behind. More to follow.
As always, our most sincere condolences to all affected.
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