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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Richard Pilkerton

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Richard “Ricky” Pilkerton. Ricky passed away with family by his side on Thursday August 17th. Ricky was a devoted Member of Hollywood VFD providing nearly 50 Years of service to this Community. Ricky joined the Hollywood VFD on January 15, 1974 and held the ranks of Lieutenant, Assistant Engineer, and Chief Engineer. Ricky was our Chief Engineer for 22 years and was always one of our top responders. Ricky would be one of the first to arrive at the Station for calls and could always be found driving the first piece out the door. Ricky received numerous awards throughout his years with Hollywood including Firefighter of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Top Responder, Top Driver, Life Saving Award, and a Unit Citation. Ricky was also inducted into the Southern Maryland Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame and was a Life Member here at Hollywood. During the Carnival season, you could find Ricky operating the Ferris Wheel each year. Ricky operated the Ferris Wheel for 45 years and was our “Go to” for anything about the Ferris Wheel. Ricky was there each year putting the ride together and […]

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