Eight members of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department along with 11 other area responders were recognized in Annapolis Wednesday with the 2016 Maryland Star of Life for their actions on November’s tragic mass casualty accident on Chillum Road.
Beloved mascot Hailey passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. She was just six years old.
The HVFD enters 2016 on the heels of another successful, challenging and full year.
The incident, one of the most serious vehicle accidents in the HVFD's first due, claiming the lives of five people including an unborn child.