Baltimore Fire Department details new procedures in battling fires following deaths of two firefighters

  • Source: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
  • Published: 11/02/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: WJZ has learned that the Baltimore Fire Department is making adjustments to how it fights fires. The adjusted procedures were sent out in a memo to staff on Tuesday. For the second week in a row, firefighters gathered outside the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk to pay respects to one of their fallen brothers. "Our members, they're hurt," Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace said. Dillon Rinaldo, who was posthumously promoted to captain, will be laid to rest this week. He was a six-year veteran of the department. Rinaldo and EMT/Firefighter Rodney W. Pitts lll, whose funeral was last week, were both killed battling a fire last month on Linden Heights Avenue. "We're not made of steel," Chief Wallace said. "We're not. We are human beings. These things affect us in ways that the average person just doesn't know."


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