Baltimore City Fire Department Posthumously Promotes Kelsey Sadler – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Kelsey Sadler, one of three Baltimore City firefighters killed in the line of duty on Monday, was posthumously promoted to lieutenant.

The Baltimore City Fire Department announced the promotion in a Facebook post Thursday, three days after Sadler and two fellow firefighters died from injuries sustained in a partial building collapse.

READ MORE: Winter weather advisory in effect until Saturday; Blizzard warning issued for 3 east coast counties

“(Sadler) will forever be remembered for his commitment and bravery to BCFD and Baltimore, the fire station said in part.

Sadler, along with Lt. Paul Butrim and firefighters Kenny Lacayo and John McMaster were battling a fire inside a vacant townhouse on Stricker Street on Monday morning when part of the building collapsed.

READ MORE: You are trapped in a blizzard. Do you know what to do next to survive?

The firefighters were rescued from the rubble, but Sadler, Butrim and Lacayo did not survive. McMaster was released Thursday from Shock Trauma.

Lt. Butrim and Sadler had been with the department for 15 years, Lacayo had been with the department for seven years, and McMaster had been with the department for six years.

NO MORE NEWS: As retirement nears, Knicks set out to chase history in Pegasus World Cup

The Baltimore City Fire Foundation is raising money for the families of firefighters injured and killed in Monday’s meltdown. Click here to donate or find out more.