Just after 1 am this morning, Reisterstown units responded on a dwelling fire on Hanover Pike. A mayday was declared just after crews entered the dwelling. Fire Fighter Gene Kirchner was removed from the dwelling a short time later. He was transported to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is currently in critical but stable condition. Please keep Gene and his family in your prayers. We would also like to thank everyone for the tremendous amount of support that has been offered.