A Prince George’s County career firefighter has been killed and a volunteer firefighter critically wounded during a response Friday evening to check on the welfare of a man at a Temple Hills home. The career firefighter/paramedic has been identified as John Ulmschneider. Firefighter/Paramedic Ulmschneider was 39 years old, and a 13 year veteran of the department.
The volunteer firefighter, Kevin Swain, was on the engine company. He is a member of Morningside VFD, Station 827. Firefighter Swain underwent surgery at the Maryland shock-trauma center in Baltimore. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Swain is listed as a live-in firefighter at the Morningside station.
The Officers and Members of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department wish to extend our condolences on the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter/Paramedic Ulmschneider and wish Firefighter Swain a rapid recovery.