3 Md. fallen firefighters honored

October 04, 2004

The names of three Maryland firefighters who died last year were among 107 added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial yesterday in an annual ceremony at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg.

The Marylanders honored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation are:

Dougie Thomas, 41, an assistant chief with the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department who died July 9 last year of complications from injuries sustained in a firetruck accident while responding to a call in 2001.

Thomas F. Brown, 55, a fire specialist with the Baltimore County Fire Department who died of a heart attack Dec. 18 after responding to several emergency calls.

Nadar Ali Hammett, 29, an emergency medical technician with Prince George's County Fire/EMS killed in a car accident Dec. 1 while on his way home from a training course.

The monument bears the names of 2,843 firefighters honored since 1981.

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