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Friday, April 20, 2012

Injured Firefighter to be Released Today

Volunteer Sergeant Kevin O'Toole is set to discharged from the hospital today.  Kevin sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 50% of his body while battling a Riverdale house fire on February 24.  He has been in the Burn Unit at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center ever since.

Kevin O'Toole and his family have been told he should be discharged sometime between 1 pm and 2 pm.  Kevin can be soft spoken and does not relish the media spotlight.  He has agreed to make comments to the media after he leaves the hospital and before he boards Bladensburg Truck 809, the unit he was on the night of the fire, for a return trip home, the fire station, to ceremoniously close the incident.

Kevin will not address the incident itself and requests the media refrain from asking those questions.  He will respond to questions about his injuries, treatment, support and immediate plans for the future.

Mark E. Brady

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