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Eric Schaefer


On September 16, Firefighter Eric Schaefer of the Baltimore City Fire Department was killed when a 1 1/2 foot thick granite wall collapsed on him while he was engaged in forcible entry at a multiple alarm fire in an old warehouse that had been converted to numerous shops and businesses.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Eric Schaefer was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Baltimore City Fire Department
414 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Chief: Michael Dalton

Age: 25
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 16, 1995
Date of death: September 16, 1995
Cause of fatal injury: Struck By
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Forcible Entry
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: June 13, 2012