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Local firefighter honored at national memorial

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EMMITSBURG, MD.--Local firefighter honored at national memorial. A local firefighter died last year while fighting a brush fire in Othello.

This weekend the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recognized his bravery and courage.

Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister was killed last year in June while fighting a brush fire in Othello. He was the fire chief for Franklin County District Four. He worked as a firefighter in Basin City for almost three decades.

Bauermeister, along with other firefighters who died in the line of duty were honored this at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Thousands of people were there. The National Fallen Firefighter Association recognizes firefighter that have died fighting fires.

They do this memorial service every year. This year marks the 30th annual memorial service. The national memorial service is held in Maryland.

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