Who was Captain Josh Laird?
Frederick County’s fire department announced the death of one of their own on the evening of August 11.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) August 12, 2021
He had completed 21 years with the department.
How old was Josh Laird?
Josh Laird was believed to be in his 50s at the time of death.
Josh Laird Drederick MD
Speaking of firefighters dying tragically, Texas native Elijah Snow was found dead in a resort bathroom in Mexico a few blocks away from where he was spending a vacation to commemorate his wedding anniversary.
Captain Josh Laird died tragically leaving his coworkers in a state of grief.
The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County made the announcement on their Facebook page.
Josh Laird Firefighter
“Local 3666 is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Captain Josh Laird.” Brother Laird was injured on a house fire in Ijamsville this evening and later succumbed to his injuries sustained at the fire,” read a post.
“Please keep Captain Laird’s family in your thoughts and prayers as well as our DFRS family, as we mourn the loss of our colleague. As more information about arrangements for Honoring Captain Laird’s service to his community becomes available, we will announce through appropriate Departmental and Social Media channels.”
“Thank you for the outpouring of support we have seen this evening.”
.@mdsp offers our condolences to @FCDFRS and the family of Captain Josh Laird, who made the ultimate sacrifice while helping battle a house fire Wednesday in Frederick County. #LODD #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/gwjSahPjgi
— MD State Police (@MDSP) August 12, 2021
“We will need that support in the coming days and weeks and it means more than you know. Please hold your loved ones a little tighter this evening and pray for our fallen Brother,” the update continued.
What Happened To Josh Laird?
According to Frederick County Deputy Chief Steven Leatherman, Captain Josh Laird was responding to a house fire incident in the 9500 block of Ball Road, Iljamsville. He entered the house and fell through the floor into the basement after which he declared a ‘mayday’ and a rescue operation was initiated.”
“The 21-year veteran with Frederick County FD was escorted into a helicopter and taken to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where he died from the injuries sustained. “The void that he leaves behind will never be filled,” Fire Chief Thomas Coe said during a press conference held in the night on August 11.
“Losing Captain Laird feels like we’ve lost one of our own,” read a tribute posted for Laird.
The cause of death has not been released at this time. Detectives with the department are investigating.
Officials have not said what caused the fire.