Baltimore Cadet Collapses During Training

Two other trainees suffered minor burns and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.


A female firefighter collapsed during a routine training exercise in west Baltimore Friday and later died, city fire officials said.

The firefighter was rushed to Shock Trauma around noon, where she was pronounced dead, Baltimore Fire Department Chief Public Information Officer Kevin Cartwright said.

Two other trainees suffered minor burns, Cartwright said. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Cartwright said there were no reports of structural damage or anything out of the ordinary when the firefighter collapsed.

The firefighters were participating in a six-month training program along Calverton Road and Frederick Avenue. The program is supposed to run until the end of March, Cartwright said.