Remembering Deputy Chief Jim Yvorra
Thirty-one years ago today, January 29, 1988, then Deputy Chief Jim Yvorra was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a car while operating on an accident scene on I-495 at Good Luck Road.
At the time of his death, he had served as an active volunteer with the Berwyn Heights VFD and Rescue Squad for 11 years holding every rank through deputy chief and president. Jimmy was a friend, teacher, coach, and mentor to many. He was also a nationally recognized author and editor in the fields of fire, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services as well as a founding member of the Prince George’s County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team and held the position of shift officer.
As with others who have gone before us, his work has made us who we are today. He is missed and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.