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Last line of duty death with Baltimore City Fire was Lt. James Bethea

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 24, 2022

The last time Baltimore City Fire lost a member in the line of duty was Lt. James Bethea.

Lt. Bathea died in November of 2014. Fire crews had cleared the scene of a fire in East Baltimore. Lt. Bethea, a Safety Officer for BCFD, fell through a collapsed floor while crews were clearing a fire.

It would be 6 hours before anyone realized he was missing. His death led to changes within the department.