2022 Annapolis Fire Department News
2022 Dec 07 - Swearing in Ceremony
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the Annapolis Fire Department held a Swearing-In with Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley for Lateral Class 02-2022. Chief Douglas Remaley, Mayor Gavin Buckely, Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell-Charles, and Deputy Chief Caroll Spriggs, II spoke and then presented certificates with family members pinning the laterals. The Mayor then sore them in and they all signed the official book. The Annapolis Fire Department congratulates and welcomes our new personnel; Firefighter Jordan J. Demeritt, Firefighter Monique L. Dickey, Firefighter Ryan B. Evans, Firefighter Justin E. Maarchalkerweerd, Firefighter Barry McGrellis, Firefighter Brian C. Remaley, and Firefighter Russell A. Thomas.
2022 Nov 06 - Brown Family Cardiac Arrest visit 1st Platoon Crew
The Brown family visited the Annapolis Fire Department crew that responded to a Cardiac Arrest of a 14-year-old to thank them.
2022 Oct 28 - Pinning Ceremony
The Annapolis Fire Department held a Pinning Ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2022, for the newly promoted Fire Lieutenant Rickey L. Walker. The speakers were Chief Remaley, Deputy Chief Caroll Spriggs, and Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell-Charles who congratulated him.
2022 Sept 16 - Pinning Ceremony
The Annapolis Fire Department held a Pinning Ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2022, for the newly promoted Fire Lieutenant Scott M. Adelman, Firefighter First Class Patrick T. Gallagher and Jeffery Davis. The speakers were Deputy Chief Caroll Spriggs, and Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell-Charles who congratulated the newly promoted.
2022 Sept 07 - Line of Duty Death Memorial
Anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter John W. Schwallenberg of the Rescue Hose Company Number 1, Annapolis. At Approximately 8:00 pm on September 7, 1964, a fire was reported in a one-story concrete-block warehouse on Virginia Avenue near Chinquapin Round Rd. The fire grew rapidly, eventually reaching a third alarm, bringing more than 150 firefighters to the scene.
It is believed that Firefighter Schwallenberg entered the south side of the building with two other firefighters, and they were enveloped in smoke. Although they were wearing masks, they were overcome by the smoke in the building. A total of 12 firefighters were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Firefighter Schwallenberg died the day before his 17th birthday. The death of Firefighter Schwallenberg led to the County Commissioners calling for a study to determine the need for a paid fire department in Anne Arundel County.
2022 July 13 - Memorial Service for Volunteer FF Johnson
Personnel from the Annapolis Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department remembered Volunteer Firefighter Johnson at a graveside memorial service and wreath-laying at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, marks the 64th anniversary of the July 13, 1958 line of duty death of Firefighter Alexander C. Johnson. He was a member of the Rescue Hose Fire Company here in Annapolis and also worked as a Firefighter for the United States Naval Academy Fire Department. Firefighter Johnson and other members of the Annapolis Fire Department responded to a fire on Shaw Street. During the incident, he collapsed and later died at the hospital as a result of heart failure.
Please take an opportunity today to think about Firefighter Johnson and the other 21 firefighters who have died while protecting the citizens of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
2022 June 08 - Special Olympics Torch Run
During the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday, June 8,2022, the Annapolis Fire Department participated with two bike medics.
2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Annapolis Fire Department participated in the Saturday, June 4, 2022, Pride Parade by having Fire apparatus in the parade and a Your Lives Matter tent set up along the route.