Huntingtown, MD – Nolan Scully lived a short life but the breadth of it has provided fire, rescue and emergency medical personnel with a lifetime of inspiration. At their 70th annual convention the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association (SMVFA) the organization’s leaders announced that Nolan is a 2017 inductee into its Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Saturday evening, April 29 at the SMVFA Meeting, Awards and Installation of Officers. The event was held at the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department.
Nolan Scully, who idolized firefighters and policemen, was 3-years-old when he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Firehouses throughout the region rallied round the stricken child and his family, holding fundraisers and providing morale boosts despite the grim diagnosis.
After Nolan Scully died Feb. 4, he received a firemen’s escort from the Washington, DC area hospital where he passed away back to St. Mary’s County. The escort was provided by volunteers from Leonardtown and Hollywood along with Naval Air Station Patuxent River firefighters. Various law enforcement agencies provided aid along the route. A life celebration, attended by hundreds, was held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Jonathan and Ruth Scully were present to accept the Hall of Fame induction citation on their son’s behalf.
A list of the 2017 SMVFA Hall of Fame inductees will be included in a subsequent story about the convention.
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