ICYMI: Watch Joint Memorial for Three Fallen Baltimore Fire Fighters

February 1 • 2022

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A joint memorial service for Baltimore City Fire Department Lieutenants Paul Butrim and Kelsey Sadler and Fire Fighter/Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo will be held at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201, with a processional to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens (200 E. Padonia Rd., Timonium, MD 21093) immediately following.

NOTE: The memorial service will be livestreamed on this webpage. 

The three fire fighters died after a partial collapse trapped them in a burning row house fire in West Baltimore.


The Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor is offering a discounted rate of $109 per night for IAFF members attending the memorial service. This offer is valid January 31, 2022 – February 3, 2022.

Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 573-8700
Book Your Room

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson 
435 Handlir Drive
Bel Air, MD 21015
(443) 345-4362

In addition, Visit Baltimore has arranged for additional hotels to offer preferred rates for IAFF members. To view hotel options, click HERE.



Baltimore, MD Local 734 is hosting a hospitality event on February 1, 2022, from 1:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight.
Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734
1202 Ridgely St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

All are welcome. Food and drinks will be available.

A post-wake remembrance will be held February 2, 2022, at the Cow Palace at Timonium Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, contact Shawn Little at (443) 564-8385.

Apparatus and Procession Information

The Maryland State Incident Management Team (MD-IMT) is handling all coordination of fire apparatus attending the memorial service on February 2 for the fallen Baltimore City fire fighters. Questions regarding the funeral and associated activities for Baltimore City Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Lieutenant Kelsey Sadler and Fire Fighter/Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo should be directed to [email protected].

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL UNITS ATTENDING THE SERVICES, PLEASE EMAIL l[email protected] with the following information:

  • Name of Agency / Department / Company
  • Primary Point of Contact (with name, phone and email)
  • Function (e.g., SFD Honor Guard)
  • Number of personnel
  • Number of vehicles for your personnel
  • What type of vehicles (van, bus, etc.)
  • Are you planning to attend the graveside service (yes/no)

As you can imagine, parking will be a significant challenge and this information will assist us greatly in ensuring we make the best use of the available parking in the local area.

The funeral procession has reached its size limit. Due to limits in available parking and street sizes around the Convention Center and at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, no more large fire apparatus will be permitted at those locations. Fire and emergency services personnel are advised to carpool in smaller vehicles.


Those attending the memorial service for the fallen Baltimore City fire fighters are responsible for their own transportation. There are no airport or hotel shuttles and there are no shuttles to the Baltimore City Convention Center or the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. For information on public transportation from BWI, Penn Station and around Baltimore, visit the Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA) website. Please email [email protected] for more information.

All Honor Guards/Color Teams/Pipes and Drums – all supporting agencies

PARKING: Camden Street starting at Howard Street and working back. Park four wide and facing Howard Street; overflow will wrap around onto the service road on the west side of Camden Yards.

There will be 8-10 buses staged on Camden Street for personnel who will be attending the graveside services – please ensure equipment cases are pre-loaded on the buses prior to the end of the service.
REPORT TIME: 7:00 a.m.
REPORT LOCATION: Conway Street side of the Convention Center
NOTES: There will be a mass presentation of colors as the procession departs the Convention Center and at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

Baltimore City Fire and Police Color Teams/Pipes and Drums 

PARKING: Camden Street starting @ Howard Street and working back; park four wide and facing Howard Street
REPORT TIME: 7:00 a.m.
REPORT LOCATION: Conway Street side of the Convention Center
NOTES: There will be a mass presentation of colors as the procession departs the Convention Center and at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

Uniformed Personnel/Sea of Blue (non-BCFD personnel)

PARKING: Lot F & Lot G (next to M&T Bank Stadium)
REPORT TIME: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
REPORT LOCATION: Howard Street side of the Convention Center
NOTES: Sea of Blue will form along Conway Street between Howard Street and Charles Street following the ceremony (there will be NO Sea of Blue prior to the commencement of the ceremony)

Baltimore City Fire Department Uniformed Personnel/Other Agency Representatives

PARKING: Lot C (personal vehicles) – for apparatus parking, see below
REPORT TIME: 8:30 a.m.
REPORT LOCATION: Sharp Street side of the Convention Center
NOTES: BCFD small vehicles (command staff, etc.) will park in the North Warehouse (N.W.H.) lot across from the Convention Center. Chief officers from supporting agencies and others specifically directed may also park in the NWH lot, but are requested to enter the procession behind the BCFD heavy apparatus.

BCFD apparatus (large apparatus) will park in Lot A. Apparatus from bordering jurisdictions participating in the procession (Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Baltimore County, BWI, Harford, Howard) will also be parked in Lot A.

Other Information

  • Any vehicles not participating in the procession to Dulaney Valley are requested to park in Lot G & Lot H (south of Hamburg Street)
  • There will be no transportation provided to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens or the Maryland State Fairgrounds from the Convention Center
  • Only BCFD and units specified above will be included in the escorted procession; all others will proceed on their own to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens or the State Fairgrounds for the reception following the graveside service.

Please email [email protected] with questions or call Brent Jones at (414) 659-3363.



Local 734 and Local 964 have established a GoFundMe account for the families of the three fallen fire fighters. Click here to donate.

Donations may be made to the 501(c)3 Baltimore Fire Officers Charitable Foundation, 1030 S. Linwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Local Contact

Members traveling to the memorial service who need local assistance should contact Local 734 Brother Andrew Doyle at (443) 529-0377.


COVID-19 PCR Testing

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Hilton Inner Harbor – Third Floor (Douglas meeting room)
401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Any fees are the responsibility of the attendee. Questions can be directed to David Goldman (410) 458-3623

Instructions to sign up (space is limited so you must pre-register):

Booking Appointment Instructions

**Group/Code Name: LOCAL964

Appointment required.


  • Select Book Now, COVID-19 Testing (self-payer) or (insurance) and Priority PCR or Rapid NAAT
  • Select the correct date and time you would like to get tested, then select Next
  • After you complete adding your information, click Next
  • Consent to the check boxes and click Next
  • Finally, enter LOCAL964 into the Do you have a coupon code? dropdown area
  • Hit Submit and you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code to present to the Sameday Client Manager to check you in for the test
  • The actual appointment should take less than five minutes
  • The test itself is a mid-way nasal test.

Additionally, you can sign up through the MD GoTest site: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/testing/