Thursday, February 3, 2011
Several stores are donating a portion of their sales from Feb. 13-19 to the family of Mark Falkenhan, the volunteer firefighter who was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 19.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ron Snyder
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Seven area Five Below stores are teaming together to help raise money for the family of the volunteer firefighter who was killed while battling a four-alarm apartment blaze in Hillendale last month. The participating stores—Golden Ring, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, Arundel Mills, Columbia and Bel Air—have pledged to donate 10 percent of sales from Feb. 13-19 to the Baltimore County Fallen Firefighters Foundation fund set up to assist the family of Mark Falkenhan. The 43-year-old Falkenhan, who lived in Middle River, died Jan. 19 while fighting an apartment fire. He left behind his wife, Gladys, and two sons, Christian, 14, and Garrett, 5. Those wishing to participate in this fundraiser are asked to bring in the attached flier to the cashier …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Patch reports on those whose jobs are to serve and protect.
It was a week of mourning for Baltimore County as thousands honored fallen firefighter Mark Falkenhan. A teenage driver collided with a Howard County Fire and Rescue vehicle, the City of Laurel warned drivers in school zones to slow down and a dentist was sentenced to prison for selling hydrocodone out of his office. Fallen Firefighter Earns Medal of Honor, Purple Heart Honoring a man who gave his life to save the lives of others, the Baltimore County Fire Department’s Commendations Board posthumously awarded its highest honor this week to fallen firefighter Mark Falkenhan. Along with the Medal of Honor, the board awarded Falkenhan with the Purple Heart. Essex Local Editor Ron Snyder explains how the fire department remembers Falkenhan, …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Slippery roads led to several accidents in the area, Stevenson students returned to school and Owings Mills High dominated in sports — all while the county mourned a firefighter killed in the line of duty.
Tragedy and treachery marked the week's top headlines this week, starting with the death of firefighter Mark Falkenhan, who died while responding to a blaze in Hillendale Wednesday. The first firefighter to die in the line of duty in the county since 1984, he has since been awarded the medal of honor and a purple heart. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, followed by his burial at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Snow turned to ice Thursday night, leading to slippery roads and at least three single-vehicle accidents along the back roads of Owings Mills and Reisterstown. One incident required the removal of the roof and door of a car so that the victim could be …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Baltimore County officials release details about the fire that led to the death of Mark Falkenhan in Hillendale.
Baltimore County authorities released details about the Hillendale apartment fire Wednesday night that killed a Lutherville volunteer fireman, the first firefighter in Baltimore County to die while actively battling a blaze since 1984. The fire, which began in a basement kitchen, quickly spread through the three-story building in the Towson Crossing apartment complex on Dowling Circle. Firefighters arrived shortly after the 6:15 p.m. 911 call. The blaze quickly escalated to a total of four alarms. Mark Falkenhan arrived with the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Co. and entered the building with his partner, Dennis Fulton. The pair were on the third floor when it's believed they were suddenly overwhelmed by a huge burst of flames known as a "…