Last Alarm


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To Honor Those Who Have Answered The Last Alarm 

This page will honor those career firefighters of Montgomery County Maryland that have made the final response to the alarm bells.  This is a remembrance to all who have passed away.  Line of Duty Deaths are outlined at the top of this page.  God speed our brothers and sisters! RIP we now have the watch.

History of the “last Alarm"

The fire service of today is ever changing, but is steeped in traditions 200 years old. One such tradition is the sound of a bell. It is customary that the “Last Alarm” be sounded for our brother or sister who paid the supreme sacrifice. For having selflessly given their lives for the good of their fellow man, their tasks completed, their duties well done, to signify, they are “returning to quarters”.

 Updated 06-01-2017

LAST ALARM RIP Brothers and Sister We have the watch now !
This page Copyright © ***Thanks to the Men & Women who have served Montgomery County Fire & Rescue of Maryland ***;


ADAIR, Firefighter John 02/23/1941
WILLIAMS, Firefighter Stephen W. 04/03/1944
WEITZEL, Firefighter Charles C. 09/09/1947
BIGGS, Firefighter Wesley 03/03/1952
SMITH, Firefighter Elwood H. 07/21/1956
BIGGS, Firefighter Ronald B. 05/22/1962
DUNN, Firefighter Fred 10/02/1964
POPLIS, Firefighter David 12/14/1964
THOMAS, Firefighter Richard B. III 04/19/1968
SHAW, Sergeant David 10/30/1970
PIER, Sergeant Eldridge M. 01/01/1971
NICEWARNER, Firefighter Paramedic James 06/26/1977
BISHOP, Master Firefighter Gary 01/11/2017
GENTILCORE, Firefighter Charles Rick 04/07/2017


ALDERMAN, Bob
ALE, W.W. “Bill” 11/05/1990
ALFARO, Carlos, Jr. 09/01/2006
ALFARO, Carlos, Sr. 07/02/2009
ALLNUT, Harold B. 12/14/2013
ANDERSON, Jeff 12/28/1991
ARAVANIS, PHil 07/23/2015
ARNOLD, Douglas 08/10/1998
ARNOLD, Richard 01/12/2004
AQUINO, Douglas 04/05/2013
BAKER, Carl 01/15/2014
BARNSLEY, Jack 06/1985
BARRACK, Jim 01/31/2015
BARRETT, Danny 12/10/2011
BATTERSBY, Don
BEALL, Walter
BERRY, William 07/23/1994
BEST, Martin 01/07/1988
BEST, William 01/12/1987
BIBLE, Earl
BISSETT, Gorden
BRADBURY, Jim 07/20/2005
BRAGG, Quintin 03/05/2014
BREADY, Tom
BREESE, Ben, Sr.
BRISTOL, Kenny
BROWN, Eldridge 02/23/1992
BROWN, Orville
BROWNING, Ed 10/12/2004
BURDETTE, Elvin “Bud” 04/24/2000
BURKE, Robert
BURNS, John
CALAVETINOS, Joe 10/30/1996
CAMERON, Scotty 06/24/2001
CARPENTER, Herbert C. 07/13/2010
CARR, Tom 04/24/2013
CARTER, Paul
CARTER, Raymond E.
CARTER, Robert 07/2000
CHANEY, William A. “Bill” 01/09/2010
CLARK, Bill
COHAGEN, David
COCHRAN, Edward “Peanut” 11/09/2001
COLLINS, Bernie 06/08/2017
CRADDOCK, Bill 11/15/2007
CRAMER, Jim “Boxcar” 04/01/2013
CRANFORD, Wes
CROSBY, Sean 12/31/1989
CROWN, Emilie 02/06/2017
CULLETTO, Carmine Frank 06/12/2013
DAVIS, David “Buddy” 08/17/2011
DEKALB, Baron E. 04/09/2004
DENELL, B. N. “Snapper” 10/20/2007
DENNIS, David “Buddy”
DEVORE, Walt
DOYLE, Charles Scott 11/18/2009
DUFFY, Frank
ENRIGHT, Raymond 04/27/2015
FEENEY, Jim
FERDOCK, Charles 09/13/2012
FICKES, Stanley R. 12/1984
FISHER, Donald, Sr. 07/29/1995
FISHER, Mark 07/24/2014
GALEMORE, Ron 09/05/2011
GARTNER, Bill 09/14/2011
GATES, Ralph
GIBBS, William C. 12/09/2005
GILBERT, Donald C.
GRATZ, Dave 11/05/1998
GRAY, Carroll
GREENE, Garrett 05/08/2014
GRIFFIN, Dave
GROVER, Jon 09/08/2012
GROVER, Keith 12/27/2004
GRUBB, Ray 07/24/1993
GUE, Ronald 05/27/2017
HAGA, Larry 05/1996
HAMMONDS, Harold W. 12/2013
HAMMRICK, Jerry 11/02/1975
HARDING, Libby 03/21/2015
HARDY, John 07/12/2010
HARRIS, Mickey
HARTHLY, Ruth 10/15/2016
HATHAWAY, Bob 01/15/1997
HAWKINS, Maynard Monk 10/27/1994
HELBERT, Genie 11/17/1995
HELLER, Frank (Buddy) 06/23/2016
HELTZEL, Hunter 03/17/2012
HOBBS, Bob
HOLLERN, Pat 02/01/2015
HOLLERN, Whitey 04/17/2010
HOLMES, Robert 11/04/2006
HOLT, Joe 12/19/2013
HOPKINS, Butch 03/04/2007
HOPKO, Mark 05/04/2007
HOWE, Charles 04/1988
HOWELL, Charlie
HUNTER, R. E. “Pete” 02/17/2006
HYDER, William 09/01/2009
HYNSON, Douglas 09/01/2009
IRONS, Eddie 02/15/2007
IRVINE, Dan, Sr. 07/12/2009
ISMAN, Warren 08/05/1991
JOHNSON, William “Butch”
JOHNSON, Clarence
JOHNSON, Upton
JONES, Bobby 02/02/2002
JORDAN, John 01/20/2005
KAREM, William “Bill”
KARSNER, Dan
KELLER, Dave 09/08/1993
KERN, John 12/15/2008
KIMBAL, George
KNIGHTON, Lloyd 12/1972
KNOTT, John 09/02/2014
LAMBERT, Jack 04/29/2009
LANDIS, George 11/01/2011
LEIZEAR, Frank, Sr. 04/01/2007
LOGAN, Tommy 02/22/2013
LOWMAN, Robert 10/29/2000
MARTH, Woodrow “Skip” 06/16/2012
McKENZIE, Mark 08/15/2008
McNEECE, John 08/29/2016
MELVIN, Tom <07/15/1997/td>
MERCER, Larry 02/04/2014
MILLS, Harry
MINDTE, Paul 1214//1992
MITCHELL, Ed
MOBLEY, Ralph 07/26/2017
MONEY, Bruce
MONEY, James, Sr. 10/09/2000
MONEY, Robert Sr. 11/10/1997
MOORE, Earl 09/04/2016
MORAN, Charlie
MORTON, Jerry 04/24/2013
MOXLEY, Leonard 09/20/2013
MULLIGAN, Spencer 05/09/1994
MUNDAY, Danny
MURDOCK, Steve 05/13/1999
MURDOCK, Troy 05/26/1997
NEWHALL, Charles “Sonny” 11/25/2013
NICHOLS, Melvin 11/06/2004
NICHOLSON, Charles
NICHOLSON, James K. (Jimbo) 02/07/2004
O’CONNER, Thomas 11/15/1982
OLDFIELD, Paul 11/1968
OWENS, Randy <06/11/2017
PARRISH, Joe 06/10/2017
PARRISH, Paul
PARRISH, Robert
PARSLY, John 02/11/2014
PARSLY, Robert 01/04/2013
PHEBUS, Charles “Bud”
PHELPS, Willard Pete
POOLE, Charlie 02/05/1996
POOLE, Johnny
POONJUMMERN, Dome Poon 10/11/2010
POTTER, Ted 10/02/2011
PUGH, John 06/21/2014
RATLIFF, Paul
RAYMOND, Larry 01/09/2011
RAYNOR, Buck
REID, Dicky (Richard) 03/19/1999
RENNER, Bob 09/10/1983
RICHARDSON, Jack
RICHTER, Steve 06/01/1998
RICKS, Ronald (Ronnie) 10/07/2017
RIDNEAUER, Jim
RIVAS, Hugo 04/13/2002
ROGERS, Bob
ROSSER, Ron
SARISS, Chris
SASSCER, Bernie
SAUNDERS, Maynard 04/17/2005
SCAFIDE, Vince
SEEK, Robert (Boobie) 1986
SLATER, Thomas 06/09/1999
SMITH, George
SMITH, Jay
SMITH, Robert “Skip” 06/30/1998
SPAHN, George
STEDMAN, George
STILLERMAN, Phillip 09/17/2003
STOLZ, Bernard “Monk”
STROUP, Wiiliam 11/13/2016
STULL, Jackie
SWEADNER, Nick 02/13/2009
TAPPAN, Robert 05/01/1996
TARPLEY, Fred
TAYLOR, Gene
THOMPSON, Charlie 04/03/2004
TIERNEY, Bob 02/20/1986
TREVEY, Ewell 12/09/2003
WALKER, Donald Jr. 01/10/2014
WALKER, Neal 09/21/2012
WALKER, William
WALLACE, Michael 04/02/2001
WALSH, Jack
WALTERS, Rick
WARD, Bill
WEST, Charles J. 04/24/2007
WEST, Lee
WHITE, Rodney
WILKERSON, Ray 09/29/1998
WILLIAMS, Tom
WILLIE, George 09/18/2007
WILSON, James “Willie” 03/31/1986
WORSHAM, Robert 07/26/1983
YANKEY, Alan 10/28/1989
YEABOWER, Robert
YOUNG, Patrick
ZEIHL, Charlie


"Firefighter's Prayer"

When I am called to duty, God
wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life
Whatever be its age.

Let me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor
and protect their property.

And if according to your will,
while on duty I must answer death's call;
bless with your protecting hand
my family, one and all.