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Past Volunteer Fire Chief Dies from Covid

Taylor held leadership positions on two Maryland volunteer departments as well as being a D.C. fire investigator

Source: South Maryland News Net

The DC Fire and EMS Department said it is deeply saddened by the death of active duty Fire-Arson Investigator James P. Taylor, who died Aug. 27.

Investigator Taylor was appointed to the Department in Recruit Class 318 on Sept. 30, 1996. Upon his graduation from the training academy, Investigator Taylor was assigned to Engine Company 23 in Foggy Bottom on March 2, 1997.

Investigator Taylor was assigned to the Fire Prevention Division in the Fire Investigations Unit at the time of his passing.

Additional information regarding funeral arrangements will be announced when they become available.

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Investigator Taylor will be sorely missed across the District and the DC Fire and EMS Department. DC Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly expresses deepest heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the entire Department to the family and loved ones of Investigator Taylor.

Taylor was also active on area volunteer fire departments. Past Chief Taylor joined Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department March 25, 1987. Through the years he held many positions on his way to becoming chief in 2011. He was also an active member and past president of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

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