Mayday Declared During Baltimore County Apartment Fire; Firefighter Killed, Residents Injured

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PARKVILLE, Md. - A Baltimore County volunteer firefighter has died while fighting a multiple-alarm apartment fire that has injured several people.


The fire broke out in an apartment complex at 30 Dowling Circle at approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Several residents were rescued during the initial operations.

According to Chief John Hohman crews were working on the second and third floors when a flashover occurred.

During the course of the fire a mayday was declared for an injured firefighter. WBAL reports that Baltimore County Fire Spokesman Elise Armacost says the firefighter was transported to a hospital with serious injuries life threatening injuries.

The fallen firefighter was later identified as Mark Falkenhan, a volunteer with the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company.

Falkenham is survived by a wife and two children. Falkenham had recently left a career position with the Baltimore County Fire Department to pursue an opportunity with the U.S. Secret Service. He also worked as an instructor for the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.

One of the injured civilians was transported to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in critical condition due to burn injuries.

The fire is reported to have started in a kitchen and spread to upper floors. Chief Hohman states that the department will begin investigating to see if the proper procedures were followed and what lessons can be learned from the incident.


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God bless Mr. Falkenhan, family, friends, and brothers/sisters of the Lutherville VFD!!
Thoughts and Prayers to our Brothers and Sisters at Lutherville VFD
You will be missed, may you rest in peace.
Thoughts and prayers to this firemans family, and are brothers and sisters at lutherville vfd.
GOD BLESS FIREFIGHTER FALKENHAN,FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE LUTHERVILLE VFD !! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.
Thoughts and prayers to his Wife and little ones.
REST-IN-PEACE Brother!
nothing is worse then losing a brother. r.i.p.
Rest in Peace Brother!
GOD BLESS FIREFIGHTER FALKENHAN,FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE LUTHERVILLE VFD !! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.
Rest in Peace Brother!
God bless Fire Fighter Falkenhan, Family, friends, and brother/sister Fire Fighter's of the Lutherville VFD. Lest WE Forget for his sacrifice to help other's in time of need. May his spirit be with us and in memory for his bravery to serve his community.

Firemen's Prayer

When I'm called to duty, God, Wherever flames may rage, Give me strength to save a life, Whatever be it's age,
Help me to embrace a little child, Before it's to late, Or save an older person from, The horror of that fate, Enable me to be alert, To hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently, To put the fire out, I want my calling and, To give the best in me, To guard my neighbor and, Protect his property, And if according to your will, I have to lose my life, Bless with your protecting hand, My children and my wife.

Rest in peace brother. LEST WE FORGET
My thoughts and prayers are witht he family, friends, and department.

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