LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF PARAMEDIC/ FIREFIGHTER ROBERT A. JONES
It is with profound sadness that Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS of Maryland, Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company, and Carroll County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 5184 jointly announce the Line of Duty Death of Career Paramedic/Firefighter Robert A. “Bobby” Jones.
Paramedic/Firefighter Jones was exposed to and contracted COVID-19 while performing his duties serving the citizens of Carroll County, Maryland in December 2021. After a hard fight and multiple complications, he succumbed to the virus on January 20, 2022.
His death represents the first in the Line of Duty Death for the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company, newly formed Carroll County Department of Fire & EMS, and IAFF Local 5184.
Jones’s dedication to the fire service began when he joined the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company on September 19, 1978, where remained a member until his death. The Fire Service became a career choice on February 28, 1982, when he entered the Baltimore County Fire Department Academy (BCoFD) as a firefighter recruit. Jones served the BCoFD as a Paramedic/Firefighter at various stations until calling Station 4D (Catonsville) home until his retirement as a Fire Lieutenant on April 4, 2012.
Besides his years with the Baltimore County Fire Department, Jones called the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company in Westminster his second home and family. He joined the staff of Reese as a Paramedic in the late 1980’s working part-time until he became a full-time Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Engineer in January 2007. Since that time, he has served the Community as a paramedic, firefighter, engineer, and shift supervisor.
Jones also volunteered at Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Company from 2011-2013 and Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Company from January 2013, until his death where he was promoted on May 19, 2021, as a Fire Lieutenant, by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Additionally, he was a career-long member of IAFF Local 1311 (Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters) and Local 5184 (Carroll County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics).
Mr. Jones is survived by his mother, 5 siblings, stepdaughter, and grandson. He is predeceased in death by his father and wife.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.
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