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Graduation exercises for the 113th Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy were held Thursday night at Loch Raven High School.

The class comprises 26 graduates who this weekend will begin working at fire stations throughout the county. Twenty-three are Probationary Firefighters, and three are Probationary Paramedics.

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

Recruit Nicole Carter 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 Christopher Books was the class speaker.

The recruits and their station assignments are as follows:


  • PM Matthew Coclough -- Texas 
  • PM Donald Hawkins -- Towson
  • PM Jason Jackman -- Garrison

Probationary Firefighter

  • PFF Bruce Adams Jr. -- Randallstown
  • PFF Alex Berkeridge -- Eastview
  • PFF Christopher Brooks -- Towson
  • PFF Rebecca Budnick -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Carlin Bullinger -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Morgan Callan -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Ivan Canizalez -- Fullerton
  • PFF Nicole Carter -- Halethorpe
  • PFF Haseeb Durrani -- Middle River
  • PFF Rachel Flint -- Essex
  • PFF Lucas Grutkowski -- Essex
  • PFF Jessica Heinzelman -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Troy Hooper Jr. -- Catonsville
  • PFF Christopher Lloyd -- Essex
  • PFF Austin Luera -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Katlyn Phelps -- Fullerton
  • PFF Lauren Pirchalski -- Woodlawn
  • PFF Danielle Sayler -- Perry Hall
  • PFF Steven Serraro -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Branden Smith -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Timothy Stem -- Fullerton
  • PFF Jhalen Thompson -- Texas
  • PFF D'Andre Wood -- Garrison

The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 38th Citizens’ Academy Class. On Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m., Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will present certificates to the new graduates. The ceremony will take place in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, 21286

Departmental Chaplain Wayne Coffiell is one of the 24 people who began the journey on March 6. During the 15-week program, participants learned about various units and the many aspects of law enforcement. They heard from officers who are members of specialized units such as K-9, Marine/Aviation, Tactical Operations and RATT (Regional Auto Theft Taskforce).

The participants also learned more about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They also sat in on lectures that covered Public Affairs, Community Resources, and Criminal Investigations.

The ultimate purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the Department, the community, and business. The hope is to establish a better understanding of law enforcement.

Thirty-one Probationary Firefighters have been assigned to fire stations throughout the County following graduation from BCoFD's Fire-Rescue Academy.

Graduation ceremonies for the 111th Recruit Class were held last night at Loch Raven High School.

These new Fire Department members will spend the next two years as Probationary Firefighters. They will continue their training in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the new members and their assignments.

Probationary Firefighters            

PFF Chase C. Bennet - Station 12/Middle River
PFF Johnathan F. Becker - Station 8/Fullerton
PFF Robert A. Carr - Station 18/Randallstown
PFF Chaynce A. Coles - Station 15/Eastview
PFF Samuel J. Conner - Station 1/Towson
PFF Allison S. Cruz - Station 7/Essex
PFF Lydia M. Dickmyer - Station 18/Randallstown
PFF James P. Donnely - Station 16/Golden Ring
PFF Edward J. Flynn - Station 9/Edgemere
PFF Katherine J. Garroway - Station 3/Woodlawn
PFF Justin M. Goodwin - Station 7/Essex
PFF Adam B. Gribble - Station 18/Randallstown
PFF Cortnie M. Hackley - Station 19/Garrison
PFF Jason E. Hammonds - Station 13/Westview
PFF Carolyn L. Hayden - Station 8/Fullerton
PFF Donte O. Hazell - Station 4/Catonsville
PFF Cameron T. Houseman - Station 9/Edgemere
PFF David R. Howard - Station 5/Halethorpe
PFF Brennan Q. Johnson - Station 4/Catonsville
PFF Timothy J. Johnson - Station 17/Texas
PFF Leo W. Kern - Station 9/Edgemere
PFF Tyler A. Leeper - Station 13/Westview
PFF Kelsey D. Marck - Station 5/Halethorpe
PFF Andrea D. Monroe-Bzibziak - Station 7/Essex
PFF Kara M. Mussman - Station 10/Parkville
PFF Matthew D. Norton III - Station 1/Towson
PFF Nadia G. Pechacek - Station 12/Middle River
PFF Anthony M. Rhodes - Station 15/Eastview
PFF Christian J. Sosa - Station 13/Westview
PFF Jacob D. Stroup - Station 15/Eastview
PFF Ashley N. Trzepkowski - Station 55/Perry Hall


Revised June 27, 2017