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The 109th Fire Recruit ClassThe Baltimore County Fire Department graduated 33 new members Monday night -- 23 Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians and 10 Paramedics (six who promoted during Academy training and four scheduled to promote shortly).

Graduation exercises for the 109th Recruit Class of the Fire-Rescue Academy were held at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.

Recruit Laura Connelly received the Academic Achievement Award, given to the recruit with the highest grade point average.

Recruit Rachel Edmondson received the Isaac Burke Award, given to a recruit who with little experience in the fire service who has overcome personal obstacles to succeed during his/her time at the Academy.

Recruit Joseph Sliva was the class speaker.

The recruits and their station assignments are as follows:

  • PM Bradley A. Baker -- Fullerton
  • PM Marcella K. Bauer -- Fullerton
  • PM Michael J. Fink -- Towson
  • PM Mellissa M. Gadd -- Pikesville
  • PM Joseph S. Sliva -- Westview
  • PM Patrick J. Toner -- Texas
  • PEMT Ryan R. Archer -- Texas
  • PEMT Franco A. Camerota -- Essex
  • PEMT David A. Cash -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Laura M. Connelly -- Woodlawn
  • PEMT Patrick T. Curtis -- Towson
  • PEMT Elizabeth H. Donovan -- Texas
  • PEMT Shelley T. Douglas FRA -- Towson
  • PEMT Adam J. Dye FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Rachel A. Edmondson FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Darnell Harrison Jr. FRA -- Golden Ring
  • PEMT Courtney S. Henson FRA -- Pikesville
  • PEMT Latanya S. Howe FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Samuel Jean FRA -- Parkville
  • PEMT Shanertra L. Jenifer FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Elizabeth R. Larimore FRA -- Texas
  • PEMT Gary M. Luckett FRA -- Middle River
  • PEMT James H. Moore IV -- Edgemere
  • PEMT Matthew C. Nickoles FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Elizabeth A. Perry FRA -- Westview
  • PEMT Mihai T. Petrisor -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Ashlee N. Ridley FRA -- Westview
  • PEMT Jesse A. Rutledge FRA -- Parkville
  • PEMT Wesley W. Scott FRA -- Essex
  • PEMT Tayvon L. Small FRA -- Hillendale
  • PEMT Brian A. Stottlemyer FRA -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Jasmine M. Moore FRA -- Franklin
  • PEMT Kyle M. White FRA -- Perry Hall

The 104th Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy will graduate tonight in ceremonies at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave. 21286. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

This graduating class comprises 39 recruits, including 22 men and 17 women.

The recruits graduate as Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians. They began training on August 11 and completed their studies today.

Fire Chief John Hohman is scheduled to speak this evening.

The new graduates will be assigned to career fire stations around the county and will remain on probationary status for two years. The recruits are:

Kevin Abendschoen
Tyler Armstrong
Cara Attanasio
Andrew Barrows
Tyler Bowers
Charles Brian
Joseph Brush II
Joshua Burkins
Jessica Burkins
Rebecca Cantera
Ronald Cardwell Jr.
Joel Carr
Mario Chauvin
Matthew Chesney
Emily Dilworth
William Doetzer
Ashley Downer
Christopher Evans
Lindsay Goff
Sasha Hamlet
Shanna Hamlin
Kevin Hudson
Robin Johnson
NaKeesha King
Ericka McKoy
Morgan McLennan
Joshua Montague
Michael Morris
Audrey Puleio
Amanda Reitz
Thomas Rice Jr.
Taylor Russell
Jesse Sanders
Teresa Santos
Sandra Scott
Whitney Sharpe
John Sibiga III
Damon Smith
Caleb Spriggs

A memorial visitation for Baltimore County firefighter Robert Fogle III will be held at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company (near Westminster) on Wednesday, June 4, 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services also will be held at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m.

While Fogle will receive full Fire Service honors, the Fogle family has not chosen a full, ceremonial funeral; there will be no interment and no procession.

The Pleasant Valley Fire Community Company is located at 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, 21158. 

Fogle, 58, held the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO). He went into cardiac arrest during a training exercise Friday afternoon at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point, and was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
 
FADO Fogle is a 27-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department, stationed at Pikesville Station #2. 

A Westminster resident, he volunteered for more than 30 years at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Co. He was a past member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co.

Fogle also was a fire/rescue instructor with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann, and two adult children, Garrett W. Fogle and Casey J. Fogle, both of Westminster.

Investigation

BCoFD standard operating procedures call for an internal investigation for all line-of-duty deaths. An internal investigation team is being assembled.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health also investigates most fire service deaths. A preliminary conference with representatives from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health has taken place, and BCoFD will cooperate fully as the process continues.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017