Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company
Bel Air, Maryland
Erik P. Steciak of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company in Bel Air, Maryland, died at the age of 29 on January 6, 2015. Erik joined the department in December 2011 and made a huge impact on the department and everyone he met. Fire and EMS service was not just a job it was his passion; helping people in any way possible was his goal.
As a Paramedic he was known to be a mentor and helped new members obtain certification. Numerous times members stated that the only reason they were able to pass was the passion and assistance they received from Erik.
Erik and his partner were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on January 6, 2015. The hazardous road conditions made it necessary for additional units and, while assisting those units, Erik was struck by another unit and later died at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.