Several dogs in training to be guide dogs stopped by the Sykesville firehouse recently as part of their overall training.
Fire Lieutenant Rob Schombert has been working with the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs for several years now. The dogs are brought to the station where they are exposed to firefighters in full gear, sirens and large vehicles.
Sykesville Fire Lieutenant Rob Schombert lets future guide dog get desensitized to the sounds, smells and big vehicles as part of their overall training.
Kevin requested that this picture be posted of him and the Morningside crew that was on the call with him the night he was shot. Pictured, L-R: Firefighters Matt Ward, Branden Fitch, Kevin, Quida Livingston and Mike O'Brien
Firefighter Kevin Swain continues his recovery from gunshot wounds he suffered while on duty with the Morningside VFD in Prince Georges County, April 15.
Kevin will have follow up appointments at Shock Trauma, and will continue to receive physical therapy for his injuries. His spirits are high, and he is continuing to take paramedic classes via Skype until the semester concludes in two weeks. He ... (Full Story & Photos)
Sykesville and Morningside VFD firefighter Kevin Swain continues to recover at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a week after he was shot in the line of duty in Prince Georges County.
Kevin and his crew had forced entry to a home in Temple Hills are receiving a medical "welfare check" call. Kevin and Firefighter-Paramedic John Ulmschneider were shot as they made their way into ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighter Kevin Swain continues his recovery at Shock Trauma. (Photo courtesy Morningside VFD)
Sykesville firefighters were among hundreds who turned out on Wednesday, April 20 to honor the life and service of Prince Georges County Firefighter-Paramedic John "Skillet" Ulmschneider.
Ulmschneider was killed on April 15 when he and other firefighters responded to a medical "welfare check" at a home on Temple Hills. Ulmschneider and Firefighter Kevin Swain were shot by the homeowner as they made ... (Full Story & Photos)
Sykesville Firefighter Kevin Swain continues his recovery from gunshot wounds at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Kevin, who is also a live-in paramedic student at the Morningside VFD in Prince Georges County, was shot when he and his crew from Morningside responded to a call for a medical welfare check. Paramedic John Ulmschneider was also shot, and died from his wounds at ... (Full Story & Photos)
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