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Baltimore firefighter released from hospital days after being placed on life support

Firefighter McMaster released from Shock Trauma
Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 27, 2022

BALTIMORE — Three days after being placed on life support, Baltimore City firefighter John McMaster made a miraculous recovery and is now out of the hospital.

Family and fellow firefighters lined up outside Shock Trauma on Thursday to greet McMaster as he departed.

On Monday, McMaster was severely injured after he and three fellow firefighters became trapped inside a burning vacant home on S. Stricker Street.

Firefighters, Paul Butrim, Kelsey Sadler and Kenneth Lacayo didn't survive.

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On the same day McMaster was released from the hospital, the City Fire Department posthumously promoted Sadler to the rank of Lieutenant.

She had been acting in that role at the time of her death.

A GoFundMe has been created to help assist McMaster as he recovers. If you would like to donate, click here.

A memorial service for the three fallen firefighters will be held February 2 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Afterwards, they will be laid to rest at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. A wake will be held at The Timonium Fairgrounds.

On January 31, Governor Larry Hogan presented memorial citations in honor of each fallen member at the fire stations they were assigned to.