BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s firefighters received two awards after participating in a parade in Washington DC on Saturday, according to the local firefighter’s union.
Engine 14 received an award for best-appearing engine and Truck 23 was given a judge’s award.READ MORE: Roof Partially Collapses At Scene Of Mt. Airy Barn Fire, Authorities Say
This was the 150th anniversary of the parade, union officials said in a social media post.
#BMORESBravest E14 & T23 participated in @dcfireems 150th anniversary parade today.#BCFDE14 was awarded best appearing engine & #BCFDT23 was given a judges award.
During our time of need, #DCsBravest covered many of our stations so we could attend the #BCFDFallenHeroes funerals. pic.twitter.com/yGCdRw0TxQ
— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) May 14, 2022
The awards notably went to two fire department companies that suffered a huge loss on Jan. 24 when three firefighters were killed while battling a blaze at a vacant house.
Lt. Paul Butrim, Lt. 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 on life support following the fire but survived his injuries.
They had gone into the house while it was on fire because they had received a report that someone was trapped inside of it.
Sadler and Lacayo were assigned to Engine 14. Butrim was assigned to Truck 23.
Thousands of firefighters from across the country attended their funerals. Some of them covered the shift of Baltimore’s firefighters so that they could attend the funerals.MORE NEWS: Ray Lewis Visits Johns Hopkins Children’s Center To Make $134K Donation
“During our time of need, #DCsBravest covered many of our stations so we could attend the #BCFDFallenHeroes funerals,” the union noted.