June 1, 2020

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412 

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) announced the passing of firefighter and heavy vehicle operator Brad Scott. Scott was battling cancer for the last three years and passed away yesterday surround by family and loved ones. 

“Our hearts are heavy over the loss this weekend of Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Firefighter, Brad Scott,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “Our condolences are with his family, friends and all his brothers and sisters in HCDFRS. For the past 13 years, he dedicated his life as a public servant and heroic first responder. We are eternally grateful to him and his family for their dedication to our safety and security.”

Scott served with HCDFRS for 13 years and was a proud graduate of Recruit Class 23. He spent most of his career at Banneker Station 7, where he was responsible for driving Engine 71. Scott also volunteered at Claymont Volunteer Fire Department in his hometown of Claymont, Delaware. He is survived by his three daughters and wife, Charlene. Memorial service arrangements will be made available when finalized.   

“Brad was a 13-year veteran of our department and certainly left his mark of professionalism,” said Fire Chief William Anuszewski. “He cared for the art of firefighting and was an excellent Heavy Vehicle Operator. More importantly, Brad was an incredible human being who cared for others and loved his wife Charlene and his three girls immensely. He will be missed by all who had the fortune to meet him.”  

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