It is with great sadness that we share with you that our friend and brother, Lt. Mark Steinert,of the Orlando, Florida Department, passed away at MUSC Medical Center at 12:30 a.m. this morning. "Steiny Taz", as he was known to all who knew him, came to Charleston some months ago to receive treatment for advanced cancer. Many of us in the CFD and the fire service community became friends with him as he and his family became part of ours. He was a fierce fighter who always looked adversity square in the eye and remained a true mentor to many of us throughout his battle. We extend our thoughts, prayers and love to his entire family. He will certainly be missed by us all.