Above is audio from alertpage of this morning’s mayday at a fire in Baltimore County, Maryland that left Reisterstown VFC Firefighter Gene Kirchner in critical condition. Firefighter Kirchner was found unconscious on the 2nd floor. A 58-year-old man was found dead in the house. The mayday call is heard at 6:45 into the video. Time has been condensed for this recording with pauses removed. Below is an update to this morning’s story.
Gene Kirchner was one of the initial crews that responded and was found unconscious on the 2nd floor. Rescue crews had to take him out. A mayday was called during the fire.
He was taken to Northwest Hospital and is now at Shock Trauma.
Kirchner, and has been with the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company for 8 years. In addition to being a volunteer firefighter, Kirchner is an employee of Butler Medical Transport.
“He’s (Kirchner) a kindhearted person who goes out of his way to help anybody,” says Butler Medical Transport Chief Operating Officer William Rosenberg.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Baltimore County, MD Firefighter Gene Kirchner in critical condition after mayday at fatal house fire. Member of Reisterstown VFC. – April 24, 2013
- UPDATED: Baltimore County, MD announces death of Reisterstown VFC Firefighter Gene Kirchner, injured in house fire last week. Funeral arrangements announced. – May 2, 2013
- Watch live: Funeral service for Reisterstown (MD) VFC Firefighter Gene Kirchner. – May 5, 2013
- Command & control: Retired Baltimore Co. division chief goes public over command staffing after last week’s critical injury. – April 29, 2013
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