Baltimore City Fire will participate in a charity hockey game in honor of the three firefighters killed in a fire in a vacant house

Members of the Baltimore City Fire Department will participate in a hockey game against DC Fire on Saturday to honor three city firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Kenny Lacayo, Kelsey Sadler and Paul Butrim died in January while battling a fire at a vacant Baltimore home.

“I’m sure it’s going to be an emotional thing,” said Jim Vodarick

Vodarick said many firefighters on the team were close to them.

“It’s a brotherhood and a brotherhood. It’s more than just a job. It’s a profession that goes beyond just showing up for work. It’s very important that we don’t forget never those who preceded us.

The deaths of three of their own are still devastating for members of the city’s fire department, but Vodarick says it means a lot to use this game to keep their legacy alive.

“It will be an honor to love them, to remember them and to let them always be a part of us and never to forget them.”

The game will seek to raise funds to donate to the Baltimore City Fire Foundation, which supports the families of firefighters seriously injured or killed on the job.

They hope to raise as much money as possible.

“We want to show everyone the family that we are and continue to show them who they are…so that we can really remember them,” he said.

The game will be part of a tournament hosted by DC Firefighters at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

The tournament starts on Friday with the charity match taking place on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Catherine J. Martinez