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Firefighter Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Department will no doubt be on the minds of attendees of the annual Baltimore County Fire Service Memorial ceremony on Sunday.

Kirchner suffered severe injuries from a fire rescue in Reisterstown on April 24 and died at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center eight days later.

He’s one of the 10 career and 34 volunteer members who will be honored at the annual service, to be held September 22, 6:30 p.m., at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson.

The annual memorial ceremony honors career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ladies' auxiliary members and other fire service members who passed away during the year.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman are scheduled to attend and participate in laying a wreath to honor the members lost during the past year.


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