Gene M. Kirchner

Firefighter Kirchner passed away from injuries sustained at the scene of a working residential fire. Kirchner was found unconscious and rescued by fellow firefighters on the second floor of the structure after he had reportedly issued a Mayday call. A resident of the home, who did not survive the fire, had also been found and removed from the burning structure by firefighters. Investigation into the fatal fire continues by authorities. Incident Location: 19 Hanover Road, Reisterstown, MD (USNG: 18S UJ 4257 7062)

Department Information

Baltimore County Fire Department - Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company
700 E Joppa RD
USNG: 18S UJ 6312 6239
Towson, Maryland 21286-5500

Chief: John J. Hohman

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 25 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Apr 24, 2013 01:00
Date of Death: May 2, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Asphyxiation 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential 
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