By Rick Ritter

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Bombshell allegations. Two members of the Baltimore County Fire Department are suspended, accused of sexual misconduct.

Officials say the incident happened at the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, where the two men also work.

Rick Ritter digs deeper into the investigation.

Police say they executed a search warrant Wednesday night against the firefighters. They aren’t releasing their names, but say the allegations are serious.

Under heavy scrutiny, allegations of sexual misconduct now surround the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Officials say two career firefighters with Baltimore County who volunteered for Reisterstown have both been suspended without pay.

The two under investigation are only being identified as two males; a firefighter/EMT and a probationary EMT.

Baltimore County police say the alleged sexual misconduct happened at the volunteer fire station, but won’t release any specifics.

Late Thursday night, the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company posted a statement, saying:

“The officers and members of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company were informed of an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department. The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company is fully cooperating with the police department. All of the accused individuals have been suspended from the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company pending the outcome of the investigation. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information can be released at this time.”

An investigation police say began in mid-January, and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

WJZ reached out to the president of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, but never heard back.

The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company is a separate corporation from the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Rick Ritter

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