Memorial Service Set for Former Md. Fire Marshal Robertson

The service is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in Frederick, Md.


A memorial service for longtime fire service icon James C. "Robbie" Robertson have been set.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Independent Hose Company in Frederick, Md.

Robertson, longtime Maryland Fire Marshal, who spent his life promoting fire prevention and codes, died Nov. 9 in Virginia. He was 84.

Rev. Tim May, a close friend who worked with Robertson as a deputy state fire marshal, is handling the arrangements. 

May said Friday afternoon he is following Robertson's wishes. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Fire Heritage Center,P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, MD. 21727   or to Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 6213 Picnic Woods Rd Jefferson, MD 21755.