On February 24, seven firefighters were injured while battling a Riverdale House fire. The firefighters were transported to the Burn Unit at the Washington Hospital Center where most were treated and released within hours of their arrival. Others spent a few days and one, Kevin O’Toole, spent nearly 2 months in the Burn Unit and is still recovering from his injuries at home.
The cause of the fire was determined to be Arson. The investigation into the person(s) responsible for this crime remains open and on going.
U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards, D-4th Congressional District, has followed the progress of the injured firefighters since the evening of the fire and waited for everyone to be released from the hospital before asking to meet with them. Representative Edwards is looking forward to meeting the seven firefighters, their families, co-workers and command staff of the Fire/EMS Department.
WHAT: Recognition of Injured Firefighters by Representative Donna Edwards
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:00 pm
WHERE: Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department
4213 Edmonston Road, Bladensburg, Maryland
WHO: Seven firefighters their families and co-workers. Command Staff of the Fire/EMS Department