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Posted on: October 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Maryland Fallen Firefighters Honored at National Memorial Service



Media Contact: Donna Clark 240-723-0615 

Maryland Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at 

National Memorial Service on October 6 

EMMITSBURG, MD – The U.S. Fire Service will honor four firefighters, who died in the line of duty, from Maryland during the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 6, 2019. They are among the 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

President Mitchell D. Dobbins, age 65, of the Western Enterprise Fire Company, died on March 26, 2014, in a multiple vehicle accident while driving his personal vehicle to an appointment at the Western Enterprise Fire Company Engine 4. 

Assistant Chief Christopher C. Pryor, age 45, of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department, died on February 25, 2018, after suffering a heart attack several hours after responding to an early-morning motor vehicle accident. 

Lieutenant Nathan E. Flynn, age 34, of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, died on July 23, 2018, after falling through the floor of a structure fire. 

Assistant Chief Daniel Lee "Danny" Lister, age 34, of the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company, died on September 1, 2018, after suffering a medical emergency at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with multiple medical patients. 

Their names will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the Academy grounds. The national tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration. 

More than 5,000 people, including families, friends, members of Congress, Administration officials and firefighters are expected to attend on Sunday. Firefighter Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum units from across the U.S. will participate in this national remembrance. 

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