BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore’s firefighters received two awards after participating in a parade in Washington DC on Saturday, according to the local firefighters’ union.
Engine 14 received the award for best appearance engine and Truck 23 was awarded the jury prize.
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This is the 150th anniversary of the parade, union officials said in a social media post.
#BMORESBravest E14 & T23 participated @dcfireems Parade celebrates 150 years today.# BCFDE14 was awarded the best appearance engine & # BCFDT23 was awarded a judge award.
While we need it, #DCsBravest covered many of our stations so we could attend #BCDFFallenHeroes funeral. pic.twitter.com/yGCdRw0TxQ
– Baltimore Fire Brigade IAFF Local 734 (@ BCFDL734) May 14, 2022
Notable awards went to two fire department companies that suffered major losses on January 24 when three firefighters were killed while battling a blaze at an empty home.
Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Lieutenant Kelsey Sadler, and EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo died after part of the house collapsed on them.
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A fourth firefighter, John McMaster, was given life support following the fire but survived his injuries.
They entered the house while it was on fire because they received word that someone was trapped inside the house.
Sadler and Lacayo are assigned to Engine 14. Butrim is assigned to Truck 23.
Thousands of firefighters across the country attended their funeral. Some of them covered up the change of Baltimore firefighters so they could attend the funeral.
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“In our time of need, #DCsBravest covered many of our stations so we could attend the funeral of #BCDFFallenHeroes,” the union noted.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/05/14/bcfd-engine-companies-that-lost-firefighters-to-deadly-fire-receive-awards-at-dc-parade/ BCFD Engine Companies That Lost Firefighters To Deadly Fire Receive Awards At DC Parade – CBS Baltimore