Daniel Lee Lister of Hillsboro, Maryland, made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on September 1, 2018. Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Route 404. Danny remained with his patients until they were safely extricated, then tragically suffered his own medical emergency during the call.
Danny was born on March 18, 1984, in Easton, the son of Donna Jo Lister and the late Thomas Michael Lister. He is survived by his mother, Donna Jo Lister; his son, Noah M. Lister; and his fiancée, Lauren A. Baker.
As a child, Danny always wanted to play fireman. In 2002, Danny lost his father and was devastated, as any child would be. Later that year, Danny decided to join Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company. He became part of their fire family and truly believed the fire department saved him. He quickly moved through the ranks and held various positions throughout the company such as captain, lieutenant, assistant chief, chief, and even went on to obtain his EMT. He was serving as assistant chief at the time of his passing.
Danny didn’t just love the call, but he grew to love the men and women he served with – he truly loved serving his community. His care for the community spilled over to his career, as he served as the risk manager for Queen Anne’s County until the time of his death. Danny truly was a kid at heart and knew how to make everyone laugh. He was known to be quite the instigator, too. Danny loved life. One of his greatest joys was his son Noah, and he was so proud of the young man he was becoming. Through being in the fire company, Danny found the love of his life, his fiancée Lauren. Most of his time off was spent creating memories with his family and friends.
Thanks to all of Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company for being there for Danny. It is easy to see why he loved all of you so much.