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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Memorial Services for John "Skillet" Ulmschneider

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Memorial services to remember the life of John "Skillet" Ulmschneider have been finalized.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at:


St. John's Parish
43950 St. John's RoadHollywood, MD 20636 




The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm, also at St. John's Parish. A private family burial will follow the funeral mass.

A repast will be held to celebrate "Skillet's" life following the funeral mass at the: 


Hollywood Fire Department
24801 Three Notch Rd.Hollywood, MD 20636


UPDATE on Firefighter Recovering at Shock Trauma

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Morningside Volunteer Firefighter Kevin Swain, 19 years of age, continues to show signs of  improvement.  While still hospitalized at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore he has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and into a private room.

Kevin sustained four gunshot wounds while answering a 911 call on Sharon Road in Temple Hills on Friday evening.  Fire Fighter/Medic John "Skillet" Ulmschneider also was shot and did not survive his injuries.

Kevin has a constant vigil of co-workers at his bedside as well as family members and friends.  Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor spent some time with Kevin and his family this afternoon.


Image of Kevin Swain provided by the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department