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Posted at 7:25 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Funeral for Md. firefighter Falkenhan

By The Associated Press

Funeral services are being held for a firefighter who died after a fire at a Maryland apartment complex.

Funeral services for forty-three-year-old Mark Falkenhan are being held Monday at Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

The volunteer firefighter from Lutherville became trapped while searching for residents inside a third-story apartment during the four-alarm fire Wednesday night.

Falkenhan was a longtime Baltimore County firefighter and paramedic who retired from the department in 2006 but continued to fight fires in a volunteer capacity.

By The Associated Press  | January 24, 2011; 7:25 AM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland, Updates  
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True hero. RIP.

Posted by: mybuddydon | January 24, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

True hero. RIP.

Posted by: mybuddydon | January 24, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

True hero. RIP.

Posted by: mybuddydon | January 24, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

He was an example of what is right about America. People all too often forget that volunteer and career firefighters/ems personnel are out there putting their lives on the line every day. God bless him and may God watch over his family and those who follow in his footsteps.

Posted by: MdLaw | January 24, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

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